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Supermarkets and FMCGs are not taking responsibility to reduce plastic


Publication: Publicatie: Plastic Perspectives - An overview of the plastic activities of European and UK grocery retailers and FMCGs

Research among 18 European and UK multinationals shows that supermarkets and FMCGs are predominantly focused on recycling. Companies should aim for more ambitious and concrete targets to effectively reduce plastic use according to Plastic Perspectives, a report by the Dutch […]

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HUMAN – Access to Remedy


NB. This event will be hosted in English. Every year, VBDO organizes the human rights event HUMAN, in collaboration with EY, CNV International and ABN AMRO. HUMAN is intended as a platform for exchanging up-to-date knowledge and insights about human […]

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Still limited number of impact investments by Dutch pension funds


Publication: Pension Funds and Impact Investing 2022 - Time to move the needle

Dutch pension funds appear to have difficulty incorporating impact investing into their investment policy, according to research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), among 44 of the largest Dutch funds. The results come from the VBDO’s recent […]

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VBDO Webinar: Plastic Perspectives


Plastic perspectives: an overview of listed EU+UK FMCGs and grocery retailers’ plastic strategy Note: This webinar is in English On November 23rd, VBDO presents her most recent study on plastic footprints, ambitions and plastic lobbying in listed European and UK […]

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EU Tax Transparency Benchmark

EU + NL Tax Transparency Benchmark Seminar


On December 8, VBDO presents the EU and NL edition of the 2022 Tax Transparency Benchmark, including 104 listed companies. The benchmark and awards will be presented at the EU + NL Tax Transparency Seminar at Robeco, Rotterdam. Hybrid Seminar […]

Dutch pension funds increasingly focus on biodiversity


Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2022 - Reflection: beyond the benchmark

Now that climate change is on the agenda of all pension funds, biodiversity will follow as an ESG theme that deserves more attention. More than a third of the Dutch pension funds indicate this in the annual comparative study by […]

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Presentation theme study Impact Investing


Theme study Impact Investing On November 10, VBDO presents her most recent study on Impact Investing in illiquid markets for Dutch pension funds, in collaboration with Achmea Investment Management and WWF. You may pre-order a digital copy of the report […]

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Freek van Til and Stijn Scholten strengthen VBDO team


Since September two great persons have joined our team, Stijn Scholten en Freek van Til. It is with great pleasure we introduce them to you. Freek van Til For several years I have been working on sustainability, in the broadest […]

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Presentation Benchmark on responsible investment by pension funds in the Netherlands 2022


We are pleased to announce the publication and presentation of the VBDO Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2022. The annual VBDO Benchmark Pension Funds is a household name in the pension world. Each year, the […]

BlueFIN22 VBDO partner

VBDO endorsing partner BlueFIN22


VBDO is appointed as endorsing partner and would like to introduce our stakeholders to BlueFIN2022 Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the Global Blue Finance Summit – BlueFIN is set to launch as the leading conference on ocean investment […]

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Does the SFDR help with the choice for sustainable investment?


New legislation has been in force within the European Union since March 2021. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) aims to get more money for positive impact. By demanding greater transparency from providers of financial products, it is expected that […]

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EU Tax Transparency Benchmark

VBDO starts with new EU study tax transparency


Every year, VBDO, with the support of PWC, examines the degree of sound tax policy at around 75 Dutch companies. Since 2015, tax transparency has started to play an increasingly important role. Last year, the average score even reached a […]

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