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New VBDO AGM sustainability thema 2023 is advocacy & lobbying

20/01/2023

Every year, the VBDO asks material questions (engagement) to the directors of around 40 Dutch-listed companies to promote sustainable business operations. We ask these questions during general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) in response to three themes in environment, social and good […]

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Future publication: theme study institutional investors and the energy transition

01/01/2023

VBDO will soon publish it’s latest theme study The energy transition & asset management firms. Would you like to be the first one to receive this report? Let us know!  On the form below you can indicate which future publications […]

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Sustainable investing requires self-reflection

Auteur: Sara Heinsbroek, Project Manager Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 29/12/2022

In the past, we have seen how the public debate on sustainability and the financial sector has hardened. Supervisors are carrying out raids and former top executives of large institutions are sounding the alarm. Opponents of responsible investing eagerly respond […]

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Online expert session Deforestation and financial decision-making

31/01/2023

NB. The language of this event is English Online VBDO expert session Deforestation and financial decision-making: what can investors do? Forests are the lungs of the world and play an important role in mitigating CO2 emissions. They are a vital […]

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VBDO Tax transparency report 2022 voorkant

Repsol and NN Group score highest on European tax transparency ranking

08/12/2022

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2022 - A comparative study of 78 Dutch and 25 EU stock-listed companies

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) presents on 8 December 2022 a new, European edition of the Tax Transparency Benchmark; Repsol most transparent regarding tax among EU companies, NN Group scores highest among Dutch companies; Almost a […]

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Supermarkets and FMCGs are not taking responsibility to reduce plastic

23/11/2022

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

HUMAN – Access to Remedy

13/12/2022

NB. There is no recording available for this event. However, its speaker presentations can be found on this webpage.  Every year, VBDO organizes the human rights event HUMAN, in collaboration with EY, CNV International and ABN AMRO. HUMAN is intended […]

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Still limited number of impact investments by Dutch pension funds

10/11/2022

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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EU Tax Transparency Benchmark

EU + NL Tax Transparency Benchmark Seminar

08/12/2022

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

01/11/2022

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

10/11/2022

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

23/09/2022

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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