RobecoSAM’s sustainability thematic funds exclusively through Evli

01.06.2015

Returns from attractive growth dynamos

Evli Bank will start offering the RobecoSAM asset management company’s sustainability thematic funds with exclusive rights in Finland.

Switzerland-based RobecoSAM, which specializes in sustainability investing, is a global pioneer in the area. The company publishes the annual Sustainability Yearbook, which lists the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). RobecoSAM’s CSA also forms the research backbone for the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

“Sustainability is gaining importance in investment decisions. Investors expect companies to be socially responsible and they are also interested in the return potential of attractive growth sectors. By joining forces with RobecoSAM, we can provide Finnish investors with the best-quality investments in the world from the various sustainability themes,” says Sanna-Maaria Savikko from Evli Bank.

Through Evli, private and institutional investors can invest in RobecoSAM’s equity funds that invest globally: Smart Energy, Smart Materials, Sustainable Healthy Living and Sustainable Water. The funds’ investment strategies are based on sustainability-related megatrends such as climate change, resource scarcity, technological development, population growth and well-being.

“Sustainability shapes companies’ business environments and investors’ values in a significant way in the long term. The winners are the companies that can translate sustainability-related challenges and risks into opportunities. Innovative, high-quality and well-performing companies are well-positioned to outperform their peers over the long run and will generate the most added value for investors,” says Clas-Henrik Ivarsson, Client Portfolio Manager Nordics, from RobecoSAM.

Find out more about RobecoSAM’s thematic funds