Robeco has launched its first sustainable climate high yield fund.
The Climate Global High Yield Bonds strategy aims to lower carbon footprints using high yield investments measured against a Paris Aligned Benchmark by Solactive. Robeco says the strategy contributes to a 7% reduction in overall emission intensity in the portfolio, on a yearly basis. It also starts with a 50% lower carbon intensity than the current investment universe and excludes fossil fuel related activities.
The strategy aligns with the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and is classified as Article 9 under SFDR.
Sander Bus, Manager High Yield at Robeco says, “Robeco’s Climate Global High Yield Bonds strategy naturally fits our sustainable investment philosophy. We believe in safeguarding economic, environmental, and social assets to ensure a healthy planet where people can thrive for generations to come. We provide solutions to our clients wherever they are on their sustainability journey. This new strategy offers access to the high yield market with a significantly lower carbon impact than traditional high yield products. Our quality-tilted investment approach coupled with climate-focused considerations make our Climate Global High Yield Bonds a unique and impactful choice.”