Robeco has been awarded a mandate from Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund for its Emerging Markets Sustainable Active Equities strategy.
Australian Catholic Super elected to invest in the strategy, which was developed in close collaboration with sustainability-focused sister company, RobecoSAM, and aimed to offer a significantly better sustainability profile than its respective index, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, while still providing alpha in emerging markets.
Chief executive officer, Greg Cantor, said the super fund was attracted to Robeco’s strong focus on environmental, social and governance criteria, and how they were embedded within the investment process.
“It is an important consideration for our fund and one that our members care deeply about,” he said.
Stephen Dennis, head of Robeco Australia, said the asset manager was well-positioned in providing customised ESG solutions to Australian investors.
“Robeco and RobecoSAM have championed sustainability investing for over two decades and we are thrilled to offer this strategy that combines the expertise of both entities,” said Dennis.