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Presentatie AVA engagement resultaten en rapport 2022

30/06/2022

We have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) for more than a quarter of a century. Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, in order to promote sustainable business […]

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Ocean sustainability

16/06/2022

Life below water (SDG 14) is part of the foundation of a thriving society and economy. In particular, our oceans have many crucial functions. Oceans are a massive natural tank for carbon emissions, they ensure coastal protection and play a […]

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VBDO uses new platform for research

13/04/2022

Every year, VBDO publishes among other research its pension fund benchmark, a comparative study of the 50 largest Dutch pension funds. They answer 50 questions, for which they have to substantiate the answers with documentation. This yields an average of […]

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Column AMR Sara Heinsbroek

AMR: meer aandacht voor minder antibiotica in veeteelt

07/04/2022

Op initiatief van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) is het elk jaar op 7 april Wereldgezondheidsdag. Sinds de uitbraak van de coronapandemie staan zoönosen, ziektes die van dier op mens kunnen overgaan, in de kijker als bedreiging voor de volksgezondheid. De link […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

VBDO publishes podcast: The purpose of finance and investment

05/04/2022

The worlds’ severe challenges on sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors on capital markets, CFO’s within companies and governmental policymakers, to meet them. Especially now, at a point in time when private markets are also beginning to suffer […]

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WWF Webinar – Bridging the gaps in ESG water data to create opportunities for investors

24/03/2022

Investors currently lack contextual focus and common definitions when it comes to mainstream ESG water data. Moreover, limited information on value chains means that data is often lacking or misinterpreted, resulting in a narrow understanding of water (both in terms […]

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VBDO supports CSR platform call to Minister Schreinemacher

The European Commission recently published a proposal for rules for sustainable and responsible business in global supply chains. The proposal includes a due diligence obligation for companies and a promise that governments will monitor compliance with the rules. However, according […]

Pension funds in the Netherlands outperform insurers on climate change

24/01/2022

Publication: Dutch Institutional Investors and Climate Change - Institutional investors are taking action, but are they doing enough to win the race towards net zero?

Climate change has been on the agenda of Dutch pension funds and insurers since the Paris Climate Agreement. But are they doing enough to prevent an abrupt transition? The short answer is ‘no’, according to new research by the Association […]

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NN Group winnaar Tax Transparency Award 2021

21/12/2021

NN Group has won the Tax Transparency Award for the third year in a row. NN scored 32 out of 35 points, the same as last year. Second place goes to Philips (31 points). The results of the VBDO Tax […]

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VBDO applauds growing Dutch tax transparency and use of GRI 207: Tax standard

02/12/2021

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2021 - A comparative study of 77 Dutch listed companies

VBDO presents seventh Tax Transparency Benchmark on December 2nd, 2021; This year, the overall average company score reached an all-time high of 50%, double the score since VBDO first conducted this research in 2015; Six out of 77 companies have […]

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Let PostNL pay a fair price for delivery

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk & Hester Holtland, Project Managers Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 26/11/2021

We have seen serious situations in parcel delivery for a number of years, with the new low on Monday morning being raids by the labor inspectorate at PostNL in Belgium. This once again revealed serious abuses, including parcel deliverers who […]

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Child labour, an underexposed topic for the Dutch financial sector

16/11/2021

Publication: Child labour and Dutch institutional investors: a study on incorporating child labour in responsible investment

162 million children globally are part of the labour force. For the Dutch financial sector, child labour is an underexposed topic. Two-thirds of the institutional investors surveyed mention child labour in their RI policy, but only 7% of this group […]

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