Joint call leading up to the AGM season 2021 Eumedion, the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and the Vereniging van Effectenbezitters VEB (VEB) (Association of Stockholders) see that physical shareholders’ meetings are undesirable in the coming months so […]Read more
The VBDO has been proudly named as an official supporter of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). NZAOA activities At the end of last year, we organized an online introduction of the NZAOA. We recently discussed her […]Read more
Water risk consistently appears close to the top of the WEF’s list of global risks, yet there is still a widespread misperception that water is cheap and plentiful. Nothing could be further from the truth and we call on standard […]Read more
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The efforts of the European Commission to strengthen the non-financial reporting directive are gaining momentum. The new directive will impose higher requirements on institutions and companies active in the EU with regard to reporting sustainability information (also known as ESG […]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.