Masterclass Responsible mining, the role of financial institutions: How to raise the bar?


It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the masterclass regarding responsible mining for financial institutions that we organize in cooperation with IUCN NL. Mineral mining portrays a complex picture as it is closely linked to environmental issues, […]

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Launch Platform Living Wage Financials (PLWF)


Today, a group of Dutch financial institutions launched the ‘Platform Living Wage Financials’ (PLWF). This platform was created to improve the poor working conditions in the textile industry, where wages are often too low to live on. Founders ASN Bank, […]

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Investing with an eye for the environment


More and more market parties offer sustainable investment products. A good thing, according to Xander Urbach of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). He observes that the sustainable goals and a good return go well together. The […]

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Institutional investors stop with tobacco


According to Hester Holtland of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development, reputation damage plays an increasingly important role in the exclusion of tobacco. ‘We are seeing more and more institutional investors who stop investing in tobacco.’ Read the […]

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Dutch business sector embraces Sustainable Development Goals


Publication: Act Together - Sustainability Performance of Dutch Stock Listed Companies - AGM Report 2018

The largest listed companies in the Netherlands embrace the Sustainable Development Goals. Research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VDBO) at 35 Dutch listed companies shows that important progress was made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in […]

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AVA Engagement Seminar


On Wednesday 27 June, the AGM engagement seminar 2018: Act Together was organized at BNP Baribas in Amsterdam by VBDO. VBDO’s latest AGM report – ‘Act Together’ – was presented by Angélique Laskewitz to Robert van Kerkhoff of BNP Paribas […]

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Whitepaper Natural Capital Expeditions


Publication: Whitepaper Natural Capital Expeditions

A White Paper has now been issued based on the results of the Expeditions Finance & Natural Capital. VBDO, CREM and NextGreen have combined their expertise for the realization of the White Paper and the Expeditions. There has also been close […]

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Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: A Supplement


Publication: Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: A Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol

End of april 2018 the VBDO, together with the Natural Capital Coalition and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, launched ‘Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: A Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol’ in Hong Kong. The guidance provides guidelines for the […]

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Climate policy Dutch pension funds aimed at further warming


Publication: Dutch Pension Funds and Climate Change: Now is the time

Direct risks for portfolios remain underexposed Research of VBDO together with AXA IM among 38 institutional investors shows: 18% have quantitative target reduction of CO2 emissions 26% exclude polluting companies More focus on combating climate problem than relief consequences Fewer […]

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Dutch companies more transparent about tax policy


Publication: VBDO Tax Transparancy Benchmark 2017

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Dutch Pension funds show insufficient attention for Living Wage


Publication: Living Wage: Overcoming the Challenges | The Role of Pension Funds

Research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) shows that the largest Dutch pension funds still pay insufficient attention to the theme of living wage. 39 of the 50 largest pension funds participated in this study and 85% […]

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Responsible investment by pension funds? Still too noncommittal


Publication: Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2017 | Investing for the future

View the adjusted scores on the Benchmark Pension Funds here. The 11th edition of the VBDO Benchmark Pension Funds shows that the trend towards a growing responsible investment portfolio has continued this year. Pension funds increasingly incorporate environmental and social criteria […]

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