News - SUSTAIN-Africa gains traction on environmental, social and governance criteria for the banking sector in Tanzania -
23/06/2020

The Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa) just published its progress report for 2018-2019 summarizing the main achievements of this IUCN-led programme to date. IUCN NL is one of the partners of this initiative. Starting in […]

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News - Online training webinar series part 1 – Beef production & supply chains -
28/05/2020

Our first webinar in collaboration with IUCN NL and WWF NL on cattle supply chains and deforestation was a success, with 32 participants joining our digital meeting. This session was mainly about setting the scene. From insights on the┬ásituation in […]

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Climate change pension funds

Opinion - Climate change on the agenda, but is it enough? -
17/04/2020

Countries have agreed in the Paris Climate accord to limit the increase of global temperatures to a maximum of 1.5┬░C. To achieve this goal, countries will need to move towards climate neutral economies, in which net-CO2e emissions are reduced to […]

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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.


"VBDO brings 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.