We have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) for more than a quarter of a century. Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, in order to promote sustainable business operations. We publish our findings and the impact of our engagement in our annual engagement report.
This was a live event and as of such has not been recorded. The speaker presentations have been made available for download (in Dutch).
- Welcome, by Geert Lippens, CEO BNP Paribas Nederland;
- Opening, by Angelique Laskewitz, directeur VBDO;
- AGM-resultats per ESG theme, by Hester Holtland, project manager VBDO;
- Presentation IUCN NL on biodiversity, by Coenraad Krijger, directeur IUCN NL;
- Presentation Open ESG reporting, by Paul Bureau, Head of Busienss Development Manaos;
- Drinks & bites
With this seminar, VBDO aims to motivate the continuous improvement of the sustainability policies and practices of Dutch stock-listed companies and their investors. We invite companies VBDO engages with, investors (i.e. our members), NGOs and other subject matter experts.
AGM engagement report 2022
AGM sustainability themes 2022
We ask our questions on the basis of a number of focus themes. Each focus theme remains for three years. After three years we set up a dialogue with our members on new relevant themes that need to be included in our engagement with companies. In this way we stay up to date and gain insight into the performance of companies within a theme over several years. In 2022, VBDO will ask questions about Biodiversity (1st year), Labour conditions in the supply chain (3rd year) and diversity (3rd year).
AGM calendar 2022
An overview of all of our planned visits can be found on our AGM calendar 2022.
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