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Dutch companies more transparent in tax area


Publication: VBDO Tax Transparency Benchmark 2018

VBDO presents fourth Tax Transparency Benchmark  Dutch companies become more transparent about their tax policy. This is shown by research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) at 76 Dutch companies. The winner of the fourth Tax Transparency […]

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New ranking: 4 in 10 companies ‘failing’ on human rights


Publication: CHRB Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2018 Key Findings

  Wake-up call 70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Majority of clothing and agricultural companies failing to do enough to prevent child labour Prada, Starbucks and Kraft Heinz among companies scoring poorly Leading companies include […]

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Tax Transparency Seminar 2018


The seminar will focus on sharing the results of the Tax Transparency Benchmark 2018, the latest standards will be presented and the current level of tax transparency of companies in the Netherlands will be interpreted. Through this seminar, we want […]

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ABP winner VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment Pension Funds


Publication: VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2018

Leading Dutch pension funds continue to improve responsible investment policy ABP, the pension fund for the government and education sector, has the best developed responsible investment policy of the Dutch largest pension funds. The ten best-performing pension funds in the […]

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Waiting with climate policy has a high price


Waiting with climate policy has a price. Anyone who hesitates now runs the risk of causing problems for banks, insurers and pension funds later on. This is what De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) says in its semi-annual risk analysis this week. […]

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Launch Platform Living Wage Financials (PLWF)


Today, a group of Dutch financial institutions launched the ‘Platform Living Wage Financials’ (PLWF). This platform was created to improve the poor working conditions in the textile industry, where wages are often too low to live on. Founders ASN Bank, […]

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Investing with an eye for the environment


More and more market parties offer sustainable investment products. A good thing, according to Xander Urbach of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). He observes that the sustainable goals and a good return go well together. The […]

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Dutch business sector embraces Sustainable Development Goals


Publication: Act Together - Sustainability Performance of Dutch Stock Listed Companies - AGM Report 2018

The largest listed companies in the Netherlands embrace the Sustainable Development Goals. Research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VDBO) at 35 Dutch listed companies shows that important progress was made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in […]

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AVA Engagement Seminar


On Wednesday 27 June, the AGM engagement seminar 2018: Act Together was organized at BNP Baribas in Amsterdam by VBDO. VBDO’s latest AGM report – ‘Act Together’ – was presented by Angélique Laskewitz to Robert van Kerkhoff of BNP Paribas […]

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Dutch Pension funds show insufficient attention for Living Wage


Publication: Living Wage: Overcoming the Challenges | The Role of Pension Funds

Research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) shows that the largest Dutch pension funds still pay insufficient attention to the theme of living wage. 39 of the 50 largest pension funds participated in this study and 85% […]

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