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Freek van Til and Stijn Scholten strengthen VBDO team

23/09/2022

Since September two great persons have joined our team, Stijn Scholten en Freek van Til. It is with great pleasure we introduce them to you. Freek van Til For several years I have been working on sustainability, in the broadest […]

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EU Tax Transparency Benchmark

VBDO starts with new EU study tax transparency

17/08/2022

Every year, VBDO, with the support of PWC, examines the degree of sound tax policy at around 75 Dutch companies. Since 2015, tax transparency has started to play an increasingly important role. Last year, the average score even reached a […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

VBDO publishes podcast: The purpose of finance and investment

05/06/2022

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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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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VBDO welcomes FAIRR as newest member

02/03/2022

The FAIRR Initiative is a $48 trillion collaborative investor network that is free to join. FAIRR works with institutional investors to define the material ESG issues linked to intensive livestock and fish farming systems, supports them with collaborative engagements and […]

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AGM calendar Dutch stock listed companies

AGM calendar 2022

22/02/2022

Since our foundation in 1995, the VBDO has attended the general meetings of shareholders (AGMs) of the biggest Dutch stock listed companies. We want the impact of our engagement to be as great as possible. That is why we prioritize […]

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VBDOs AGM priority themes for 2022

28/01/2022

Since 1995 we have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs). Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, to promote sustainable business operations. During the engagement process, the most material Environmental, […]

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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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De VBDO welcomes Fair Wear, Reward Value and VGZ as new members

15/12/2021

In the past six months, six organisations have applied for membership of the VBDO. In addition to Phenix Capital, Trillium and ClientEarth, the Fair Wear Foundation, Reward Value Foundation and VGZ may also call themselves members of our association from […]

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VBDO welcomes newest members ClientEarth and FAIRR Initiative

08/10/2021

On behalf of the VBDO, executive director Angélique Laskewitz welcomes our newest members ClientEarth and FAIRR Initiative. ClientEarth “ClientEarth is one of the world’s most ambitious environmental organisations. We work in partnership across borders, systems and sectors, using the law […]

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Athora Netherlands most sustainable insurance company

30/09/2021

Today, the results of the new benchmark Responsible Investment by Dutch Insurance Companies 2021 showed that Athora Netherlands is the most sustainable insurer in the Netherlands. The VBDO congratulates Athora with this well-deserved title! Annemarie Mijer, CRO of Athora Netherlands […]

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VBDO welcomes newest members Phenix Capital & Trillium Asset Management

09/08/2021

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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