Principles of Sustainable Finance for students


February 4, in CIRCL, Amsterdam, VBDO-director Angélique Laskewitz will make the opening statement at the book presentation ‘Principles of Sustainable Finance’ by Dirk Schoenmaker and Willem Schramade.  Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized for […]

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How to stimulate mining in a responsible and transparent manner?


Mark van der Wal Senior Expert Extractives IUCN NL Due to its specific nature, the mining industry is negatively impacting on biodiversity and the environment in general in many countries. Together with other NGOs and companies, IUCN NL aims […]

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Pensioen fund does not speak up against forced labour


Publication: Dutch Pension funds and forced labour – Speak up!

Pension funds must do more to prevent forced labour. This is the conclusion of a survey among the fifty largest Dutch pension funds. The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) publishes the study ‘Dutch Pension Funds and Forced […]

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Five international banks committed to fight climate change


On the occasion of COP24, which is taking place this year in Katowice, Poland, until December 14th, five leading banks team up in pledge to align lending portfolios with global climate goals. ING, BBVA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered and BNP Paribas committed […]

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Het groene boegbeeld gaat weg


VBDO-directeur Angélique Laskewitz vandaag in Het Financieele Dagblad: Het groene boegbeeld gaat weg, maar hoe duurzaam is Unilever eigenlijk? Afzwaaiend Unilever-ceo Paul Polman wordt geroemd om zijn duurzame koers. Maar hoe duurzaam is het bedrijf nu eigenlijk? En houdt opvolger […]

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VBDO: acceptation SDGs is slow


Publication: Pension Funds and Sustainable Development Goals: Be smarter, speak louder, push harder!

Only a limited number of large pension funds have made the sustainable UN targets part of the investment policy. The majority does not yet do so because of lack of capacity and knowledge. The funds also play a part in […]

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Principles for Responsible Banking launched for public consultation


The UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and 28 banks launched the Principles for Responsible Banking for public consultation at the end of November 2018. The principles will determine the role and responsibilities of the banking sector in shaping a […]

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Dutch companies more transparent in tax area


Publication: VBDO Tax Transparency Benchmark 2018

VBDO presents fourth Tax Transparency Benchmark  Dutch companies become more transparent about their tax policy. This is shown by research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) at 76 Dutch companies. The winner of the fourth Tax Transparency […]

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New ranking: 4 in 10 companies ‘failing’ on human rights


Publication: CHRB Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2018 Key Findings

  Wake-up call 70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Majority of clothing and agricultural companies failing to do enough to prevent child labour Prada, Starbucks and Kraft Heinz among companies scoring poorly Leading companies include […]

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Tax Transparency Seminar 2018


The seminar will focus on sharing the results of the Tax Transparency Benchmark 2018, the latest standards will be presented and the current level of tax transparency of companies in the Netherlands will be interpreted. Through this seminar, we want […]

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ABP winner VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment Pension Funds


Publication: VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2018

Leading Dutch pension funds continue to improve responsible investment policy ABP, the pension fund for the government and education sector, has the best developed responsible investment policy of the Dutch largest pension funds. The ten best-performing pension funds in the […]

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Waiting with climate policy has a high price


Waiting with climate policy has a price. Anyone who hesitates now runs the risk of causing problems for banks, insurers and pension funds later on. This is what De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) says in its semi-annual risk analysis this week. […]

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