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Dutch fund manager makes a big statement against fossil fuels

The Dutch fund manager Robeco Institutional Asset Management has added 232 fossil-fuel producers to its "exclusion list."

“This shows once again that engaging with companies we invest in works, and that this is a powerful mechanism, and key differentiator in bringing change to help combat major challenges such as climate change,” said Carola van Lamoen, Robeco’s head of active ownership, following Shell’s announcement earlier this year to aim for net-zero emissions by 2050 Photo: PR: Robeco

The Dutch fund manager Robeco Institutional Asset Management has added 232 fossil-fuel producers to its "exclusion list." The companies range from the Philippines’s Aboitiz Equity Ventures and China’s Zhengzhou Coal Industry & Electric Power to more recognizable names like American Electric Power and Westmore Coal.

The financial firm has become one of the clearest examples of a more transparent, no-nonsense approach to sustainable investing.

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