According to a press release, SAM ‘ s Sustainable Water Fund, a global, all cap equity fund, is based upon the Zurich-based company’s belief that demographic changes, the aging of water infrastructure, pollution and climate change create business opportunities for companies operating in the water value chain.
The fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital by investing in the equities or equity-related securities of U.S. and non-U.S. companies offering technologies, products or services related to the water value chain. Water-related issuers include companies involved in water distribution and water management, water treatment and water purification, water monitoring and chemical analysis, water recycling, sanitary installations and metering, irrigation and bottled water.
SAM ‘ s Sustainable Climate Fund, a global, all cap equity fund, is based upon the idea that climate change creates business opportunities for companies providing solutions that mitigate climate change or adapt and respond to the effect of climate change.
The fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital by investing in equities or equity-related securities issued by US and non-US companies that offer technology, products or services to overcome and delay climate change or help alleviate the effects of climate change.
Climate-related companies include those developing carbon light power generation technologies, demand-side energy efficiency, carbon light transportation solutions and emission reduction from land use and sinks, water and coastal infrastructure, knowledge and warning systems, building infrastructure, and disaster relief and reconstruction.
SAM ‘ s investments are available in the U.S. through Robeco Investment Management ‘ s affiliate, Robeco Securities, LLC, the announcement said.