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Webinar biodiversity WWF

Webinar – Unraveling biodiversity for investors


This event is organised in collaboration with WWF. The urgency of biodiversity loss is in parallel with the complexity of what biodiversity entails. In this webinar, we will share the findings of our most recent study on how Dutch pension […]

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How BPL pension fund invests in biodiversity


Eric Douma is a board member of BPL Pensioen: the pension fund for the agricultural sector. Besides this, he also represents agricultural entrepreneurs as a member of the board of LTO Noord, the Agriculture and Horticulture Organisation for North Netherlands, […]

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Romie Goedicke TNFD biodiversiteit UNEP FI

Romie Goedicke on the TNFD and biodiversity

Auteur: Romie Goedicke, Co-Head Nature, UNEP FI - 12/09/2023

Romie Goedicke Co-Heads the nature thematic at the UNEP Finance Initiative. She also leads the work on nature-related risk and disclosure and manages the work on mainstreaming and capacity building. In these ways, she supports the work on the alignment […]

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Dutch insurers face double challenge


Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Insurers in the Netherlands 2023 - Confronting Climate Risks: A dual challenge

The number of climate disasters is increasing rapidly. Dutch insurers feel this climate risk on two sides: the opportunities and risks of their investments and rising costs due to claims payments, according to research by the Association of Investors for […]

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Roel Nozeman ASN biodiversiteit

ASN’s strategy to net positive biodiversity in 2030

Auteur: Roel Nozeman, Head of the biodiversity team, ASN Bank & Programme Director, Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) - 22/08/2023

ASN Bank is the first bank globally to set itself the goal to realise an overall net positive effect on biodiversity in 2030 with the total of its investments. We talk about ASN’s strategy to reach this goal, how pension […]

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NL & EU Tax Transparency Seminar 2023


On November 21st, VBDO will present the NL & EU edition of the 2023 Tax Transparency Benchmark, including 116 listed companies from both the Netherlands (51) and Europe (65). The benchmark and announcement of the winners will be presented during […]

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Investors demand strong plastic packaging rules from EU


Top European investors are calling on the EU Parlement institutions to deliver strong regulation on packaging and waste. They want the proposal to maintain the European Commission’s ambition on waste prevention and reuse, measures they consider critical to protect returns […]

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VBDO welcomes Ahold Delhaize Pensioen as new member


Ahold Delhaize Pension recently became a member of VBDO. The entire VBDO team warmly welcomes them and of course, we look forward to further, sustainable cooperation. They are happy to introduce themselves: Ahold Delhaize Pension invests in the future of […]

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Morningstar Sustainable Investing Summit (Oct 11 & 12)


NB. The summit is a highly curated event with a program catered to Chief Investment Officers, Board Members, Senior Portfolio Managers and ESG/Impact Investing Officers of professional organisations. Morningstar reserves the right to decline any registrants who do not fit this […]

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Seminar Benchmark Responsible Investment by Dutch Pension Funds 2023


You can preregister for this event. More information about further details and the program will follow soon.

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Dutch listed companies fail to address biodiversity


Publication: AGM engagement report 2023 - Moving Forward Together

VBDO (Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development) today unveiled the key findings of its annual general meeting (AGM) engagement report. The report sheds light on crucial insights gained through VBDO’s engagement activities with 33 Dutch-listed companies on biodiversity. It […]

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A company that stays silent now agrees to fossil subsidy


Can striving for an inclusive and sustainable Netherlands go hand in hand with providing fossil subsidies? VNO-NCW thinks so. Last week, VNO-NCW signed a letter published in de Volkskrant calling for the provision of fossil fuel subsidies. Adjusting the rules […]

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