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Referat RobecoSAM

Building climate resilient investment strategies

Tuesday, 21. January 2020, 12:00 - 12:45 UHR

Seminarraum III


Speaker(s): Jacob Messina

The session will cover Robeco and RobecoSAM’s holistic view to assessing the threat that global warming poses to their investments. This starts with decarbonization and potential integration of indirect “scope 3” emissions, which are underreported and often not used by investors. But for active managers, the footprint of the portfolio does not indicate the actual risks of the individual holdings. Transition risks and opportunities must also be assessed, as well as physical risks which are increasing rapidly. 

Jacob Messina

Jacob Messina

CFA, MBA, Executive Director, Head of Sustainability Investing Research, RobecoSAM

Jacob Messina is Head of RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Investing Research Team as well as serving as an SI analyst responsible for the Healthcare, Consumer Products & Services sectors. Jacob started his tenure at RobecoSAM as a Senior SI analyst before being appointed to Deputy Head in 2014 and Team Head in 2016. Prior to joining RobecoSAM, he worked as a medical technology and supplies analyst at BMO Capital Markets in New York City. He started his career at Two Jinn, Inc., a mid-sized surety agency in California, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility for underwriting, compliance and IT project management. Jacob earned his MBA at Fordham University, completed graduate coursework in the Sustainability Management Program at Columbia University. In addition, he earned his Bachelor of Science in business at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business (USA), and is a CFA Charterholder.

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