Robeco

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Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible

Passive investing and sustainability are incompatible

Sustainability investing requires active choices and so cannot be done purely passively, Robeco quant specialists say.

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  • Passive funds buy the entire market without using ESG factors 
  • Sustainable indices are active, not passive strategies
  • Best of both worlds is possible with sustainable enhanced indexing

In a new note, David Blitz and Wilma de Groot argue that sustainability and passive investing are fundamentally irreconcilable investment philosophies, and investors must therefore choose one style or the other.

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Head Office
Weena 850
Rotterdam
3014 DA
The Netherlands
Company website:
http://www.robeco.com
Parent Company:
ORIX Corporation
Year Founded:
1929
No. of investment offices worldwide:
15

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