SUSTAIN-Africa gains traction on environmental, social and governance criteria for the banking sector in Tanzania

Auteur: Romie Goedicke, Lead on sustainable finance and business engagement UICN NL - 23/06/2020

The Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa) just published its progress report for 2018-2019 summarizing the main achievements of this IUCN-led programme to date. IUCN NL is one of the partners of this initiative. Starting in […]

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Online training webinar series part 1 – Beef production & supply chains

28/05/2020

Our first webinar in collaboration with IUCN NL and WWF NL on cattle supply chains and deforestation was a success, with 32 participants joining our digital meeting. This session was mainly about setting the scene. From insights on the situation in […]

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Online training series beef production & supply chains – Part 1 – Setting the scene: impacts of beef production in Latin America

08/05/2020

This is the first part of a three part series of webinars for investors organized by IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and VBDO on the impact of beef production and supply chains. Beef production is one of the main causes of […]

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VBDO AGM themes for 2020

26/02/2020

AVA season 2020 For 25 years, VBDO has been attending some 40 annual general meetings of shareholders (AGMs, or AVA’s in Dutch) of Dutch listed companies. We want the impact of our engagement to be as big as possible. That […]

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Announcement event – Beef production and the supply chain: Risks of deforestation and land conversion

25/02/2020

In the second week of May we will talk to investors, retailers and international experts about the risks associated with livestock farming, the effects on deforestation and the conversion of land. We’ll delve deeper into the impact that livestock farming […]

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Round Table on Mining in the Philippines

18/02/2020

Mining is a sector that is notorious for its large, negative impact on people and the environment. Although we see a shift from linear to circular use of materials and minerals, many raw materials are still needed for the transition […]

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Tax Transparency Benchmark 2019

29/11/2019

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2019

Dutch companies have never been this transparent on their tax strategy. This conclusion follows from the Tax Transparency Benchmark of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) at 77 Dutch, stock listed companies. The winner of the fifth […]

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Benchmark Responsible Investments by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2019

18/11/2019

Publication: Benchmark Responsible Investments by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2019

Every year VBDO examines the performance of the responsible investment policy of Dutch pension funds. The benchmark assesses the 50 largest pension funds in the Netherlands, together accounting for 92% of the assets under management with a total value of […]

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Dutch Institutional Investors and Climate Change – Becoming Part of the Solution

15/11/2019

Publication: Dutch Institutional Investors and Climate Change - Becoming Part of the Solution

Climate change has been on the agenda of Dutch pension funds since the Paris Climate Agreement. To what extent does the climate approach of Dutch institutional investors actually contribute to solving the climate problem? Hardly, according to new research by […]

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Dutch Pension Funds and Mineral Mining – Taking Responsibility

15/11/2019

Publication: Dutch Pension Funds and Mineral Mining - Taking Responsibility

Almost all Dutch pension funds invest in mining, a sector that is notorious for its large, negative impact on people and the environment. To what extent do Dutch pension funds take these risks into account in their responsible investment policy? […]

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Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2019

09/10/2019

Publication: Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2019

“Making Up Your Own Mind” A few years ago, sustainable and responsible investment was a hobby for some employees in the investment field, but nowadays this has changed. Responsible investment is mainstream and receives attention on all levels at every […]

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Whitepaper | Institutional investors & crowdfunding: The right match?

11/09/2019

Publication: Whitepaper | Institutional investors & crowdfunding: The right match?

At first sight, the link between crowdfunding and institutional investors is not very logical. Yet there are opportunities here for institutional investors that are currently hardly being used. If we look at neighboring countries such as England and Germany, we […]

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