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Biodiversity and Business - Challenges and good practices

A new report by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) in collaboration with PwC entitled Biodiversity and Business highlights the need for companies to take a more holistic approach to biodiversity. The report highlights the actions and strategies […]

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News - Future publication: AGM engagement report 2024 -
01/06/2024

VBDO will soon publish it’s annual AGM engagement report. Would you like to be the first one to receive this publication? Let us know!¬† On the form below you can indicate which future publications are of interest to you. We […]

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Opinion - Unilever’s gone wrong packaging -
15/05/2024

Unilever has long stood as a giant in the consumer goods industry. However, I strongly question whether this giant is taking the right steps. To my astonishment, last week in the FD, I read about their weakened goals regarding plastic […]

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News - VBDO officially participates in Platform Living Wage Financials -
13/05/2024

Everyone deserves a wage level necessary to afford a decent standard of living for themselves and their families. That’s what a living wage means. Living wages are often higher than a government’s minimum wage. However, a minimum wage does not […]

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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.


Ahold Delhaize pensioen

"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.