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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Pensioen fund does not speak up against forced labour

10/12/2018

Publication: Dutch Pension funds and forced labour – Speak up!

Pension funds must do more to prevent forced labour. This is the conclusion of a survey among the fifty largest Dutch pension funds. The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) publishes the study ‘Dutch Pension Funds and Forced […]

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VBDO: acceptation SDGs is slow

29/11/2018

Publication: Pension Funds and Sustainable Development Goals: Be smarter, speak louder, push harder!

Only a limited number of large pension funds have made the sustainable UN targets part of the investment policy. The majority does not yet do so because of lack of capacity and knowledge. The funds also play a part in […]

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Dutch companies more transparent in tax area

22/11/2018

Publication: VBDO Tax Transparency Benchmark 2018

VBDO presents fourth Tax Transparency Benchmark  Dutch companies become more transparent about their tax policy. This is shown by research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) at 76 Dutch companies. The winner of the fourth Tax Transparency […]

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New ranking: 4 in 10 companies ‘failing’ on human rights

12/11/2018

Publication: CHRB Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2018 Key Findings

  Wake-up call 70 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Majority of clothing and agricultural companies failing to do enough to prevent child labour Prada, Starbucks and Kraft Heinz among companies scoring poorly Leading companies include […]

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ABP winner VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment Pension Funds

11/10/2018

Publication: VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2018

Leading Dutch pension funds continue to improve responsible investment policy ABP, the pension fund for the government and education sector, has the best developed responsible investment policy of the Dutch largest pension funds. The ten best-performing pension funds in the […]

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Dutch business sector embraces Sustainable Development Goals

27/06/2018

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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Whitepaper Natural Capital Expeditions

25/04/2018

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

24/04/2018

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

13/12/2017

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

05/12/2017

Publication: VBDO Tax Transparancy Benchmark 2017

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Dutch Pension funds show insufficient attention for Living Wage

21/11/2017

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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