Every year, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) visits the shareholders’ meetings of the largest Dutch, stock-listed companies to obtain commitments on sustainable performance. This is based on extensive research into (non) sustainable performances of these companies. […]Read more
On behalf of the VBDO, Executive Director Angélique Laskewitz welcomes our newest members, Phenix Capital Group and Trillium Asset Management. Phenix Capital Group “Phenix Capital Group is a leading impact investment specialist firm with the mission to catalyze institutional capital […]Read more
In theory, it makes sense if the impact of your portfolio on the real world is in line with your investment policy. This means, for example, that CO2 emissions are not only reduced in our own portfolio, but that these […]Read more
"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.
"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.