Benchmark on Responsible Investments by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020

Each year, the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) examines the performance of the responsible investment policy of Dutch pension funds (supported by FNV). The benchmark assesses the 50 largest pension funds in the Netherlands, together accounting for 92% […]

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News - Future publications -

Nov 10th – Proxy Voting & Sustainability (EN) Dec 3rd – Tax Transparency Benchmark (EN) On the form below you can indicate which future publications are of interest to you. We will then send them directly to you on publication […]

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News - A warm welcome to our newest member -

The entire VBDO team would like to thank World Animal Protection (WAP) for its support and extends a warm welcome. We are very happy with their membership and look forward to a sustainable cooperation! WAP protects animals worldwide. Wild animals, […]

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News - Biodiversity and the Financial Sector -

In the shadows of the corona crisis a climate and a biodiversity crisis are revealing themselves at breakneck speed. Around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades. Earlier we published an article calling […]

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News - VBDO viert 25 jaar duurzaamheid -

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Today she is celebrating her silver anniversary and has already accomplished more than most in a lifetime. As a strong, independent association, we have been committed to a more sustainable and responsible […]

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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 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.