18 min

Episode 40: Climate risk – what can investors do about it‪?‬ Super Talk

    • Non-Profit

It’s well accepted that climate change presents a significant risk for long term investors and that they need to consider both the risk and opportunities the transition to a low carbon economy creates. But what practical role can investors have in reducing climate risk in their equity portfolios? Dr Wilma de Groot, Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, Head Quant Equities Portfolio Management at Robeco provides her thoughts on how direct voting and engagement can be the most effective way to achieve meaningful change. Dr de Groot also discusses her recent research into voting patterns of US asset managers in relation to environmental proposals. With thanks to Stephen Dennis, Head of Robeco Australia, for his assistance with this episode.


Guest
Dr Wilma de Groot, Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, Head Quant Equities Portfolio Management at Robeco


Host
Mel Birks, General Manager, Advocacy, AIST


This document is distributed in Australia by Robeco Hong Kong Limited (ARBN 156 512 659) (‘Robeco’) which is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) pursuant to ASIC Class Order 03/1103. Robeco is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission under the laws of Hong Kong and those laws may differ from Australian laws.

It’s well accepted that climate change presents a significant risk for long term investors and that they need to consider both the risk and opportunities the transition to a low carbon economy creates. But what practical role can investors have in reducing climate risk in their equity portfolios? Dr Wilma de Groot, Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, Head Quant Equities Portfolio Management at Robeco provides her thoughts on how direct voting and engagement can be the most effective way to achieve meaningful change. Dr de Groot also discusses her recent research into voting patterns of US asset managers in relation to environmental proposals. With thanks to Stephen Dennis, Head of Robeco Australia, for his assistance with this episode.


Guest
Dr Wilma de Groot, Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, Head Quant Equities Portfolio Management at Robeco


Host
Mel Birks, General Manager, Advocacy, AIST


This document is distributed in Australia by Robeco Hong Kong Limited (ARBN 156 512 659) (‘Robeco’) which is exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) pursuant to ASIC Class Order 03/1103. Robeco is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission under the laws of Hong Kong and those laws may differ from Australian laws.

18 min