A record number of companies participated in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Out of more than 3,400 companies that were invited, 867 companies from 42 different countries participated, which we believe is a positive development in corporate sustainability. For investors, the Sustainability Yearbook identifies companies that are strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value.
Our annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment focuses on examining financially material factors that impact a company’s value drivers. Factors such as a company’s ability to innovate, attract and retain talent or enhance its operational eco-efficiency matter from an investor’s point of view because they impact a company’s competitive position and long-term financial performance.