Investor Engagement Guide on Water Management and Mining

27/09/2020

Publication: Investor Engagement Guide on Water Management and Mining

This engagement guide is intended to function as a possible tool for asset managers for engagement with mining companies on water management. It aims to aid in the development of sustainable water management practices adhering to SMART principles (Specific, Measurable, […]

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Sustainable investing by private individuals more than doubles

07/08/2020

Publication: Studiegids duurzaam beleggen voor particulieren via banken

Dutch private investors invested around 30 billion euros annually through banks. This is more than double compared to four years ago, according to research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) in collaboration with ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas […]

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More than 50 commitments to sustainability by companies despite COVID-19

09/07/2020

Publication: AGM engagement report: Momentum - 25 Years of Engagement

This report is in Dutch. For a discussion on the 2020 AGM-season and a summary of this report, view the AGM Engagement Webinar 2020 here (in English). Every year the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) attends the shareholders […]

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White paper – Round Table on Climate Adaptation

12/12/2019

Publication: White paper - Round Table on Climate Adaptation

A group of experts, investors and other stakeholders convened at the Global Center of Adaptation (GCA) in November 2019 to discuss different approaches on how to adapt to the consequences of climate change. VBDO organized this round table as part […]

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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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