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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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

Publication: VBDO Insurance Benchmark 2019

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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