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Investors worldwide call for responsible mining practices in Nickel industries

20/02/2024

29 investors with US$ 1.2 trillion in combined assets under management, have signed a statement demanding companies to enhance their environmental and social due diligence in nickel supply chains of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. They are calling for the […]

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Angelique Laskewitz good practice biodiversity

Best practices to engage meaningfully with biodiversity

Auteur: Angélique Laskewitz, directeur VBDO & Alexander Spek, Sustainability Lead PWC - 06/02/2024

Large companies and investors need to get the huge loss of biodiversity on their radar and implement measures to help nature recover. Such is the aim of PwC and the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), which are now […]

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VBDO report highlights need for more holistic approach to biodiversity

06/02/2024

Publication: Biodiversity and Business - Challenges and good practices

A new report by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) in collaboration with PwC entitled Biodiversity and Business highlights the need for companies to take a more holistic approach to biodiversity. The report highlights the actions and strategies […]

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Health insurer Menzis joins the VBDO

12/01/2024

On January 1st, 2024, VBDO welcomed Menzis as a new member. Desiree Wareman, Treasury and Asset Management Manager at Menzis: ‘Menzis has been a non-profit cooperative since 1836, a health insurer with more than 1.8 million members. We are committed […]

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VBDO & Rainforest Foundation Norway investor statement on nickel mining and supply chains

11/01/2024

VBDO calls on all its members and other institutional investors to sign our investor statement on the requirements for improved social and environmental conditions for the nickel mining industry. Investors expect improved social and environmental due diligence in nickel supply […]

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Seminar Bottom Line! – Responsible investing in the energy transition

29/02/2024

There is no doubt we need to accelerate the transition from fossil to renewable energy. But how do we ensure that we make this transition as fair as possible, with the lowest possible negative impact on people and nature? A […]

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Pension fund BpfBouw takes ABP’s six-year trophy as most sustainable pension fund in the Netherlands

27/11/2023

Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2023 - Navigating Uncharted Waters

A comparative study of 49 pension funds by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) showed bpfBOUW to be the most sustainable fund in the Netherlands; Women remain underrepresented at board tables despite promises made for improvement; On […]

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Philips tops European tax transparency rankings

21/11/2023

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2023 - A comparative study of 116 EU stock-listed companies

The Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) will present the latest, European edition of the Tax Transparency Benchmark on 21 November 2023; Philips proves most transparent about tax payments among Dutch companies, Repsol scores highest among European companies (Dutch […]

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By no means all Dutch investors are paying attention to biodiversity

24/10/2023

Publication: Unraveling Biodiversity for Investors

A study published by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), reveals that investors are paying increasing attention to the crucial issue of biodiversity. The study among 60 Dutch, financial institutions, shows that more than 2 in 5 financial […]

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How BPL pension fund invests in biodiversity

20/09/2023

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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Dutch insurers face double challenge

06/09/2023

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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NL & EU Tax Transparency Seminar 2023

21/11/2023

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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