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Future publication: AGM engagement report 2024

01/06/2024

VBDO will soon publish it’s annual AGM engagement report. Would you like to be the first one to receive this publication? Let us know!  On the form below you can indicate which future publications are of interest to you. We […]

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Unilever’s gone wrong packaging

Auteur: Freek van Til, Projectleader Plastic Engagement, VBDO - 15/05/2024

Unilever has long stood as a giant in the consumer goods industry. However, I strongly question whether this giant is taking the right steps. To my astonishment, last week in the FD, I read about their weakened goals regarding plastic […]

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VBDO officially participates in Platform Living Wage Financials

13/05/2024

Everyone deserves a wage level necessary to afford a decent standard of living for themselves and their families. That’s what a living wage means. Living wages are often higher than a government’s minimum wage. However, a minimum wage does not […]

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AGM engagement seminar 2024

27/06/2024

During the seminar, we will bring you up to date on the key results of our visit to almost 40 shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) of the Netherlands’ largest companies. We will give you keen insight into recent developments and best practices, […]

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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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Dutch listed companies fail to address biodiversity

29/06/2023

Publication: AGM engagement report 2023 - Moving Forward Together

VBDO (Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development) today unveiled the key findings of its annual general meeting (AGM) engagement report. The report sheds light on crucial insights gained through VBDO’s engagement activities with 33 Dutch-listed companies on biodiversity. It […]

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HUMAN 2023: implementation of the CSDDD

10/10/2023

HUMAN is a partnership between EY, CNV International and ABN AMRO, which is committed to promoting human rights. The theme of HUMAN 2023 is the implementation of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The European Parliament agreed on […]

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Biodiversiteit, biodiversity, bij op bloem, bijen

Seminar Biodiversity

19/09/2023

This event is organized by VBDO member AXA, supported by VBDO.  Biodiversity is in decline at the fastest rate in our history. Our financial system depends on biodiversity, yet at the same time it contributes to this decline. Investors and […]

Seminar Benchmark Responsible Investment by Dutch Insurers 2023

06/09/2023

NB. This event will be hosted in Dutch During the seminar, we will present the main results of our benchmark responsible investment by insurers: Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2023 – Confronting climate risks: a dual challenge. […]

Investors with US$10 trillion AuM call on corporates to drastically ramp up action on plastics

04/05/2023

185 investors with US$10 trillion in combined assets under management, have signed a statement demanding companies adopt a more radical approach to reduce their reliance on plastics. They are calling for intensive users of plastic packaging – such as FMCGs […]

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Heineken, donate your Russian tax to Ukraine

Auteur: Stijn Scholten, project manager sustainability & responsible investment - 27/03/2023

Finally, Heineken has acknowledged its debts. Even though the beer multinational primarily passed on its responsibility to its subsidiary in Russia, it has now offered an official apology. Heineken had, although admitted afterwards, granted permission to launch 61 new products […]

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