Presentation Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020

04/11/2020

On October 26th 2020, Angélique Laskewitz, VBDO’s executive director van de VBDO presented the foremost results from and the publication of our Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020 – From Boardroom Governance to Portfolio Implementation: […]

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Dutch pension funds challenged to translate sustainable policy into practice

26/10/2020

Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investments by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020

Each year, the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) examines the performance of the responsible investment policy of Dutch pension funds (supported by FNV). The benchmark assesses the 50 largest pension funds in the Netherlands, together accounting for 92% […]

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Presentation Benchmark Responsible Investments by Pension funds in the Netherlands 2020

26/10/2020

Nb. This event is in Dutch. The benchmark will be published in English.  The presentation of the Benchmark Responsible Investments by Pension funds in the Netherlands 2020 will take place this year during (the live broadcast of) the Financial Investigator’s […]

WNF-NL & VBDO present the UN Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance – an introduction

13/10/2020

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, an introduction The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA), initiated by the UN, is an ambitious group of asset owners. The alliance has made a public commitment to transform investment portfolios to reach Net-Zero greenhouse gas emissions […]

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A warm welcome to our newest member

05/10/2020

The entire VBDO team would like to thank World Animal Protection (WAP) for its support and extends a warm welcome. We are very happy with their membership and look forward to a sustainable cooperation! WAP protects animals worldwide. Wild animals, […]

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Institutional investors with more than €900 billion assets under management calling for improvement in mining sector

27/09/2020

Publication: Investor Statement on responsible water management as part of a responsible mining policy

In an Investor Statement published today by the Dutch branch of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN NL) and the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), 16 international institutional investors call for sustainability in the sector. The […]

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Investor Engagement Guide on Biodiversity and Mining

27/09/2020

Publication: Investor Engagement Guide on Biodiversity and Mining

This engagement guide is intended to function as a possible tool for asset managers for engagement with mining companies on biodiversity. It aims to aid in the development of sustainable practices and policies adhering to SMART principles (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, […]

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Investor Engagement Guide on Reclamation and Mining

27/09/2020

Publication: Investor Engagement Guide on Reclamation and Mining

This engagement guide is intended to function as a possible tool for asset managers for engagement with mining companies on reclamation and closure of mine sites. It aims to aid in the development of sustainable water management practices adhering to […]

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Investor Engagement Guide on Water Management and Mining

27/09/2020

Publication: Investor Engagement Guide on Water Management and Mining

This engagement guide is intended to function as a possible tool for asset managers for engagement with mining companies on water management. It aims to aid in the development of sustainable water management practices adhering to SMART principles (Specific, Measurable, […]

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Biodiversity and the Financial Sector – Part 3: Policy Perspective

18/09/2020

Webinar highlights Previous webinars illustrated a failure of the market to effectively address loss of biodiversity. Asset managers struggle with having a mandate to embed biodiversity in investment decisions, and even if they do then it is not clear cut how to measure the biodiversity footprint of […]

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Biodiversity and the Financial Sector

18/09/2020

In the shadows of the corona crisis a climate and a biodiversity crisis are revealing themselves at breakneck speed. Around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades. Earlier we published an article calling […]

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Biodiversity and the Financial Sector – Part 2: Investor perspective

15/09/2020

Webinar highlights Measuring and managing biodiversity; the financial and the real-world approach The awareness that biodiversity underpins all of society and therefore needs preserving is growing rapidly. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly clear that the loss of biodiversity will affect […]

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