The Sustainability
Yearbook 2018

Message from the CEO

Daniel Wild, PhD, Co-CEO, RobecoSAM

Discovering and applying sustainability insights to successfully navigate the waves of change.

Dear Reader,

Change is everywhere…change is constant.

Throughout history change has primarily been a positive force that has pushed nature and civilization forward. We’ve become healthier, happier, more productive, and more resilient. But change can also be destructive. Changes in human activities over the past three centuries have led to global warming and a looming planetary crisis. The series of catastrophic hurricanes that pounded US and Caribbean coast lines in late summer underscore the extent of the crisis, as weather patterns become more extreme, more frequent and more costly.

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