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VDO agm report 2022

Biodiversity found to be important theme for Dutch listed companies

30/06/2022

Publication: AGM engagement report 2022 - Keep Up

For 85% of Dutch companies conservation of biodiversity is seen as important; Financial institutions in particular are putting pressure on companies for improvement; Only 26% of the companies surveyed have concrete objectives for preserving biodiversity. Biodiversity finally on the agenda […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

The purpose of finance and investment – Episode 3: An evolving approach to value

25/05/2022

The world’s severe challenges to sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors in capital markets, CFOs within companies, and governmental policymakers, to meet them. Especially now, at a point in time when private markets are also beginning to suffer […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

The purpose of finance and investment – Aflevering 2: An evolving approach to risk

24/05/2022

In this 5-part podcast series the Purpose of finance and investment, 10 experts will help us explore and reconsider some of the most fundamental guiding principles of our current financial and sustainable decision-making frameworks. Listen to episode 2, in which […]

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Aandeelhoudersvergadering VBDO

Presentatie AVA engagement resultaten en rapport 2022

30/06/2022

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 […]

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Ocean sustainability – Expert session

14/04/2022

Webinar recording This year’s World Ocean Day, on 8 June, is asking for awareness and support to protect at least 30% of the world’s lands, waters, and oceans by 2030. Safeguarding at least 30% through a network of highly protected […]

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VBDO uses new platform for research

13/04/2022

Every year, VBDO publishes among other research its pension fund benchmark, a comparative study of the 50 largest Dutch pension funds. They answer 50 questions, for which they have to substantiate the answers with documentation. This yields an average of […]

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Column AMR Sara Heinsbroek

AMR: meer aandacht voor minder antibiotica in veeteelt

07/04/2022

Op initiatief van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) is het elk jaar op 7 april Wereldgezondheidsdag. Sinds de uitbraak van de coronapandemie staan zoönosen, ziektes die van dier op mens kunnen overgaan, in de kijker als bedreiging voor de volksgezondheid. De link […]

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Webinar anti-macrobial resistence

Antimicrobial resistance in the food and agriculture sector

14/07/2022

NB. This webinar will be hosted in English, recorded and made available online on this website in due time. VBDO and World Animal Protection warmly invite you to join this webinar on antimicrobial resistance and why institutional investors should take […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

VBDO publishes podcast: The purpose of finance and investment

05/04/2022

The worlds’ severe challenges on sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors on capital markets, CFO’s within companies and governmental policymakers, to meet them. Especially now, at a point in time when private markets are also beginning to suffer […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

The purpose of finance and investment – Episode 1: The origins of finance and investment

05/04/2022

The world’s severe challenges to sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors in capital markets, CFOs within companies, and governmental policymakers, to meet them. Especially now, at a point in time when private markets are also beginning to suffer […]

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WWF Webinar – Bridging the gaps in ESG water data to create opportunities for investors

24/03/2022

Investors currently lack contextual focus and common definitions when it comes to mainstream ESG water data. Moreover, limited information on value chains means that data is often lacking or misinterpreted, resulting in a narrow understanding of water (both in terms […]

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VBDO supports CSR platform call to Minister Schreinemacher

The European Commission recently published a proposal for rules for sustainable and responsible business in global supply chains. The proposal includes a due diligence obligation for companies and a promise that governments will monitor compliance with the rules. However, according […]