City Wire Selector, by VICTOIRE BARBIN PERRON
South African asset manager strengthens sustainability agenda with new partnership.
Sanlam Investments has partnered with Robeco to bolster its sustainable investing processes.
Sanlam, which has €22bn in assets under management, will work with the Dutch asset manager to integrate sustainable investing practices into every facet of its business.
The partnership will cover ESG reporting, active ownership and engagement services as well as marketing and educational support.
Sanlam said this partnership coincides with the lessons that the pandemic has taught them which showed that sustainable asset management businesses were in a strong position to make a tangible and measurable difference.
Commenting on the new arrangement, Sanlam’s chief executive Nersan Naidoo (pictured) said: ‘Robeco is the perfect world-class partner to help us fast-track the integration of sustainable investing practices into every facet of our business, they are an already established player and a world leader in the sustainability space.
‘Together, our mission is to enable clients to achieve their financial and sustainability goals by providing superior investment returns and solutions.
‘At the heart of our purpose is our journey towards long-term sustainability for South African investors, our economy and various communities. The world is changing rapidly, and our purpose has evolved well beyond just wealth creation.’
Sanlam Investments is part of the Sanlam Group, which is headquartered in South Africa, and provides both insurance and financial services, mainly across Africa, but also in India and Malaysia.
Sanlam Investments comprises a wide range of investment capabilities ranging from active management, alternative investments, index-tracking, multi-management and international investments.