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VBDO AGM engagement report cover 2024

AGM Engagement Report 2024 - From Compliance to Leadership

If not labelled as material for new European legislation, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), companies are falling behind with action and reporting on sustainable themes. This became evident from research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), […]

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Opinion - Investors can and should take tougher action against child labour -

It seems like we all take child labour for granted. At least, you could almost draw that conclusion. Meanwhile, we have been “celebrating” the International Day Against Child Labour for over 20 years. The day when we reflect on child […]

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News - Scildon Joins VBDO: Together Towards a Sustainable Future -

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) is pleased to announce that insurer Scildon has recently joined as a new member. With this step, Scildon strengthens its commitment to sustainability and socially responsible investing. Wim van Huizen, Sustainability […]

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Opinion - How should our pension funds invest? Preferably without blinders and with sound financial sense. -

With the recently adopted Aartsen motion, the House of Representatives is sending a strong signal to the pension sector that it is not up to them to take a political stand by investing in an activist or idealistic manner, but […]

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Opinion - Allow my generation a pension to live for -

I belong to Generation Z and won’t retire for another 40 years. Still, I am seriously concerned. On Tuesday, June 4, a motion by the VVD, BBB and SGP against “activist or idealistic” investing was adopted. The motion requests the […]

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"A great, open discussion" - Marcel Andringa, Executive Director

We had a good open discussion with VBDO about the implementation of our sustainable investment policy. They gave us specific points for improvement. Conversely, they were also open to our experiences and suggestions.

Ahold Delhaize pensioen

"VBDO brings the outside in" - Eric Huizing, VP Investments

We appreciate the work of VBDO. They bring the “outside in”; we are busy with the day-to-day business and then responsible investing often comes second. Through the role of “louse in the fur”, VBDO makes us aware of the fact that you should not only include the financial result in your decision-making process.

"A Driving Force" - Masja Zandbergen, Head of Sustainability Integration

The VBDO benchmark is one of the motivations for Dutch pension funds to seriously approach sustainable investment and continue to improve it.