Presentation Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2021

On the 1st of November we’ll publish and present key findings from our benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2021. Program To be determined. Request a copy Would you like to receive the benchmark as soon as […]

VBDO welcomes newest members Phenix Capital & Trillium Asset Management


On behalf of the VBDO, Executive Director Angélique Laskewitz welcomes our newest members, Phenix Capital Group and Trillium Asset Management. Phenix Capital Group “Phenix Capital Group is a leading impact investment specialist firm with the mission to catalyze institutional capital […]

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Webinar Child labour in the kobalt industry


During the second session in this series on child labor and the financial sector, a number of experts will focus on child labor in the cobalt sector. Since cobalt is crucial for the energy transition, this sector is of particular […]

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From risk management to real impact

Auteur: Hester Holtland, Senior Project Manager Sustainability & Responsible Investment - 28/07/2021

In theory, it makes sense if the impact of your portfolio on the real world is in line with your investment policy. This means, for example, that CO2 emissions are not only reduced in our own portfolio, but that these […]

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Workshop: How to invest sustainable


NB. This workshop is in Dutch. It’s organized by the VBDO in collaboration with Triodos Bank as part of the Sustainable Weekend in Utrecht. Investing is the new saving. But how do you start investing? And how do you ensure […]

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Increased commitments on sustainable performance of companies, transparency is lacking


Publication: AGM engagement report - Setting the pace

Every year, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) visits the shareholders’ meetings of the largest Dutch, stock-listed companies to obtain commitments on sustainable performance. This is based on extensive research into (non) sustainable performances of these companies. […]

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Future publications


On the form below you can indicate which future publications are of interest to you. We will then send them directly to you on publication date by email.    

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Transparency about the impact of organizations needs mandatory reporting

Auteur: Angélique Laskewitz (VBDO) - 26/04/2021

The efforts of the European Commission to strengthen the non-financial reporting directive are gaining momentum. The new directive will impose higher requirements on institutions and companies active in the EU with regard to reporting sustainability information (also known as ESG […]

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Angélique Laskewitz new chair of the Supervisory Board of IUCN NL

VBDO’s executive director Angélique Laskewitz has today, with the consent of the Dutch IUCN members, been appointed as a member and the new chair of the Supervisory Board of IUCN NL. Starting April 15, she will take over the duties […]

Eumedion, VEB and VBDO: during virtual AGM offer shareholders the possibility to speak live, ask questions and make comments



Joint call leading up to the AGM season 2021 Eumedion, the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and the Vereniging van Effectenbezitters VEB (VEB) (Association of Stockholders) see that physical shareholders’ meetings are undesirable in the coming months so […]

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Guide for conservation organisations: how to engage the financial sector?


Publication: NGO Guide: 6 steps to engaging financial institutions

Financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies and pension funds hold leverage over the companies and governments they provide money to for projects and activities affecting people and nature. This makes them an important ally for conservation organisations. But how […]

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Expertsession 1: Stop Child Labour


NB. This event is intended for professionals working within the banking, insurance pension fund sector. Would you like to contribute ideas about the role of the financial sector in combating child labor? VBDO, in cooperation with the Alliance Work: No […]