Australian Catholic Super has awarded a mandate to Robeco for its sustainable active equities emerging markets strategy.
Australian Catholic Super has made an investment in Robeco's emerging markets sustainable active equities strategy, which aims to offer a higher sustainability profile than the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
Head of Robeco Australia Stephen Dennis said that Robeco has championed sustainable investment.
“Robeco is well-positioned in providing customised ESG solutions to Australian investors allowing them to satisfy their ESG preferences,” he said.
The emerging markets strategy of Robeco combines quant investing, emerging markets and sustainability investing that was developed in collaboration with sister company RobecoSAM, which focuses exclusive on sustainability investing.
“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,” he said.
Australian Catholic Super chief executive Greg Cantor said they were delighted to partner with Robeco to meet their investment requirements within the emerging markets sector.
“We were particularly attracted to Robeco’s strong focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and how they are embedded within the investment process,” he said.
Mr Cantor said that investing in companies that met ESG criteria was of particular importance to the fund and their members.
“It is an important consideration for our fund and one that our members care deeply about,” said Mr Cantor.
The investment with Robeco is the latest in responsible investing mandates for Australian Catholic Super, which recently awarded Australian Ethical a mandate worth $128 million.
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