Responsible investment by pension funds? Still too noncommittal

03/10/2017

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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VBDO Investor Guide: Integration of tax in responsible investment

21/09/2017

Publication: VBDO Investor Guide: Integration of tax in responsible investment

VBDO published an investment guide in the field of responsible tax policy. The guide focuses on institutional investors and provides guidance on how they can responsibly integrate new developments in tax and governance legislation and regulations into both their internal […]

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Sustainability Performance of Dutch Stock Listed Companies

03/07/2017

Publication: Walk the Talk: Sustainability Performance of Dutch Stock Listed Companies | AGM Report 2017

This report contains the results of VBDO’s engagement with 38 Dutch stock-listed companies around their Annual General Meeting. This year we focused on three themes; natural capital, paying a living wage, and the embracement of the Sustainable Development Goals by […]

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Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies 2017

27/06/2017

Publication: Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2017 - Investing for a sustainable world?

Here you can find the adjusted ranking of the Benchmark insurance companies 2017. This report, published by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), provides a detailed overview of the current status quo and trends within the responsible investment […]

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International Responsible Investment Benchmark – Feasibility Study

30/05/2017

Publication: International responsible investment benchmark feasibility study

Benchmarking has proven to be an effective instrument in driving sustainability in the financial sector. It creates a race to the top by providing comparative insight into which financial institutions and sustainability topics are lagging behind. The VBDO has assessed the […]

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White Paper: Institutional Investors and Climate Change

08/05/2017

Publication: VBDO White Paper: Institutional Investors and Climate Change

Climate change is increasingly becoming visible on the radar of institutional investors, who acknowledge the relevance of the topic by taking it into account in the development and implementation of their investment strategies. VBDO provides a set of recommendations for […]

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Institutional investors and tobacco

06/03/2017

Publication: Tobacco and Dutch Institutional Investors - Tobacco, business as usual?

The use of tobacco is unhealthy and this has been known for a long time. Half of its users will die of the consequences. For the Netherlands this means that every year 20,000 people die due to smoking. The World […]

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Sustainable Savings and Investments

25/11/2016

Publication: Duurzaam sparen en beleggen 2016

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) annually examines the composition and size of the Dutch retail and private banking market for sustainable savings and investments. This year’s report is the sixteenth edition and is financed by ABN […]

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VBDO White paper: bevorderen van aandeelhoudersbetrokkenheid

10/11/2016

Publication: VBDO White paper: Advancing shareholder engagement

Shareholder engagement concerns the use of one’s ownership position to influence the decision making of company management. In doing so, shareholders aim to increase transparency and accountability and to raise social and environmental standards of corporate behavior. The practice has […]

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Benchmark Verantwoord Beleggen door Pensioenfondsen 2016

07/11/2016

Publication: VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2016 | Ready for the next step?

This is the 10th annual edition of the VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands. This report, published by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), provides a detailed overview of the current status and trends […]

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Tax Transparency Benchmark 2016

31/10/2016

Publication: VBDO Tax Transparency Benchmark 2016

Fuelled by revelations such as the Panama Papers and investigations by the European Commission, the issue of ‘tax behaviour’ has taken center stage in the global public debate. Both multinational companies and governments find themselves increasingly under scrutiny, and in […]

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One-third Dutch noted companies commit to OECD

25/10/2016

Publication: Commitment to OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by Dutch Stock Listed Companies

According to a report conducted by the Dutch Association for Sustainable Development (VBDO), assigned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 18 of 60 researched Dutch multinationals publicly commit to the OECD Guidelines. With 24 more companies that have expressed their […]

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