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Sustainable investing by private individuals more than doubles

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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AGM engagement report: Momentum - 25 Years of Engagement

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

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

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

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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Dutch Pension Funds and Mineral Mining - Taking Responsibility

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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VBDO AGM Engagement Seminar 2019

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

VBDO Insurance Benchmark 2019: climate risks still underexposed

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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Adapting to global challenges | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices

VBDO study | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices – Adapting to global challenges

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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