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Pension Funds and Impact Investing 2022 - Time to move the needle

Still limited number of impact investments by Dutch pension funds

Dutch pension funds appear to have difficulty incorporating impact investing into their investment policy, according to research by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), among 44 of the largest Dutch funds. The results come from the VBDO’s recent […]

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VDO agm report 2022

AGM engagement report 2022 - Keep Up

Biodiversity found to be important theme for Dutch listed companies

For 85% of Dutch companies conservation of biodiversity is seen as important; Financial institutions in particular are putting pressure on companies for improvement; Only 26% of the companies surveyed have concrete objectives for preserving biodiversity. Biodiversity finally on the agenda […]

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Onderzoek biodiversiteit en de financiële sector

Biodiversity integration in the Dutch financial sector: Why it’s critical to be proactive and invest in nature

Biodiversity integration in the Dutch financial sector: Why it’s critical to be proactive and invest in nature

VBDO and IUCN NL surveyed five banks and 13 asset owners/asset managers headquartered in the Netherlands.  Despite the Dutch Central Bank’s warning that financial institutions can be impacted financially when they fail to take sufficient action on biodiversity loss, only […]

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AGM engagement report - Setting the pace

Increased commitments on sustainable performance of companies, transparency is lacking

Every year, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) visits the shareholders’ meetings of the largest Dutch, stock-listed companies to obtain commitments on sustainable performance. This is based on extensive research into (non) sustainable performances of these companies. […]

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