Robeco to manage National Trust’s climate change fund

On the 05/12/21 at 3:24PM


Tuba Raqshan

National Trust, a European conservation charity, has roped in Robeco to manage its €87m (GBP 75m) fund, which will invest in diversified corporate bonds with climate targets.

Advised by global investment firm Cambridge Associates, National Trust has made this appointment, to align its investment strategy to mitigate climate change and protect the natural environment. The investment also represents seed assets for Robeco’s Climate Global Credits fund, which invests in a global portfolio of diversified corporate bonds with explicit climate targets that contribute to Paris Agreement goals.

The Dutch asset manager’s Climate Global Credits strategy is compliant with the EU benchmark for Paris-alignment investments and has a 50% lower carbon footprint than the broader corporate bond market. It also aims to decarbonise by 7% per year while outperforming its newly created Paris-aligned benchmark, the Solactive Paris Aligned Global Corporate Index. Climate change considerations are integrated into the investment process and portfolio construction, while Robeco’s active ownership team will carry out the engagement process.

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