VBDO welcomes newest members ClientEarth and FAIRR Initiative


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


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


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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VBDO signs letter Kirsten Schuijt WWF to Mariëtte Hamer


On May 17, Kirsten Schuijt, general director of WWF Netherlands, sent a letter to Mariëtte Hamer, with an appeal to combat the biodiversity crisis. She mentions 5 main points: Cut nitrogen emissions by half by 2030; Making the North Sea […]

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VBDO official supporter of Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance


The VBDO has been proudly named by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) as an official supporter of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZOAO). NZAOA activities At the end of last year, we organized an online introduction […]

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Future publications


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AGM calendar 2021


The VBDO has attended the general meetings of shareholders (AGMs) of Dutch listed companies since its inception. We want the impact of our engagement to be as great as possible. That is why every three years we prioritize themes that […]

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VBDOs 2021 engagement themes


AGM Themes 2021 For more than 25 years, VBDO has attended about 40 general meetings of shareholders (AGMs) of Dutch listed companies. We want the impact of our engagement to be as great as possible. That is why every three […]

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How to stop a mining company


The province of Palawan, carries the same name as its largest islands, out of more than 1.700 islands that make up the region. The province is called the “last frontier”, because of its location on the southwestern edge of the […]

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VBDO Highlights 2020 & Best Wishes for 2021


No one will ever forget this year. We are very grateful for the many opportunities we have had in a time that as been so difficult for so many people. Our team has proven that we also stay close to […]

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VBDO launches awareness campaign sustainable insurance for consumers


Today the national campaign “Insure your world” started by the Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), supported by the Dutch Association of Insurers. Increasingly the Dutch take sustainability into account regarding their purchasing behavior, but still, few see the link between […]

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