Tax Transparency Benchmark 2020 - A comparative study of 77 Dutch listed companies

VBDO presents sixth Tax Transparency Benchmark on December 3rd, 2020 Companies can provide more information about the subsidies and tax exemptions they use to reduce their effective tax burden. This is evident from the sixth edition of the Tax Transparency […]

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News - VBDO Highlights 2020 & Best Wishes for 2021 -
22/12/2020

No one will ever forget this year. We are very grateful for the many opportunities we have had in a time that as been so difficult for so many people. Our team has proven that we also stay close to […]

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Opinion - Three degrees of warming is not an option for long-term investors -
18/12/2020

Since the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the United Nations has published an annual report on the state of climate change. Not unexpectedly, the report again paints a shocking picture; “The earth is becoming three degrees warmer, despite current climate […]

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News - VBDO launches awareness campaign sustainable insurance for consumers -
02/12/2020

Today the national campaign “Insure your world” started by the Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), supported by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Increasingly the Dutch take sustainability into account regarding their purchasing behavior, but still, few see the link between […]

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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.