Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development

Whitepaper | Institutional investors & crowdfunding: The right match?

11/09/2019

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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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VBDO AGM Engagement Seminar 2019

10/09/2019

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VBDO has been asking questions for 24 years at the General Meetings of Shareholders (AGMs) of listed companies in the Netherlands. We believe it is important to encourage the sustainability performance of companies through engagement. VBDO does this every year […]

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VBDO Insurance Benchmark 2019: climate risks still underexposed

10/09/2019

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a.s.r. is the insurer with the best developed responsible investment policy in the Netherlands, according to the “VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investing by Insurers in the Netherlands 2019”. It is the eighth time that the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development […]

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VBDO study | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices – Adapting to global challenges

09/09/2019

Publication: Adapting to global challenges | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices

This explorative study focuses on adapting to the physical consequences of climate change. It will describe the causes and consequences of climate change for investors. Climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather events, floods, droughts and subsequent mass migration. […]

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Angélique Laskewitz (Executive Director VBDO) in Financial Investigator: This is how you implement ESG policy while retaining returns

08/07/2019

In the fourth edition of the Financial Investigator magazine from this year, Angélique Laskewitz, Executive Director of VBDO, talks about ESG policy while retaining returns. Scientific research increasingly shows that ESG does not have to come at the expense of […]

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GSIA’s Global Sustainable Investment Review 2018

01/04/2019

GSIA’s Global Sustainable Investment Review 2018, the fourth edition of this biennial report, continues to be the only report collating results from the market studies of regional sustainable investment forums from Europe, the United States, Japan, Canada, and Australia and […]

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ESG investing does not cost more, research shows

20/02/2019

Pension funds performing well on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors don’t incur higher asset management costs, according to research. Research by Dutch consultant Gaston Siegelaer indicated that improvements to investors’ ESG policies did not increase costs either. Source: Frank […]

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CDP’s A List 2018

19/02/2019

CDP’s annual A List names the world’s businesses leading on environmental performance. This year, CDP recognizes more than 150 corporates as the pioneers acting on climate change, water security and deforestation, and building our future economy: one that works for […]

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GRI Tax Governments Standard Roundtable

21/02/2019

VBDO is pleased to invite you to a roundtable morning session to discuss the new Global Reporting Initiatives’ (GRI) draft standard on tax and payments to governments. The draft standard is currently open for consultation until the 15th of March. At the roundtable, we intend to foster discussion on the details of the standard, highlight its merits and facilitate feedback.

You are invited on February 21st from 9:30 to 11:30h in Amsterdam.  For this roundtable, we invite VBDO’s members, Dutch stock-listed companies and subject matter experts. Please note we have a limited number of seats available.

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New members Platform Living Wage Financials: ABN Amro, Amundi and ING

14/02/2019

The Platform Living Wage Financials (PLWF) has expanded from eight to eleven members. The addition of two major Dutch banks ABN AMRO and ING and Europe’s largest asset manager Amundi enables the PLWF to expand its overall reach to more […]

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Principles of Sustainable Finance for students

01/02/2019

February 4, in CIRCL, Amsterdam, VBDO-director Angélique Laskewitz will make the opening statement at the book presentation ‘Principles of Sustainable Finance’ by Dirk Schoenmaker and Willem Schramade.  Principles of Sustainable Finance explains how the financial sector can be mobilized for […]

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How to stimulate mining in a responsible and transparent manner?

12/12/2018

Mark van der Wal Senior Expert Extractives IUCN NL mark.vanderwal@iucn.nl Due to its specific nature, the mining industry is negatively impacting on biodiversity and the environment in general in many countries. Together with other NGOs and companies, IUCN NL aims […]

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