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Pension funds in the Netherlands outperform insurers on climate change


Publication: Dutch Institutional Investors and Climate Change - Institutional investors are taking action, but are they doing enough to win the race towards net zero?

Climate change has been on the agenda of Dutch pension funds and insurers since the Paris Climate Agreement. But are they doing enough to prevent an abrupt transition? The short answer is ‘no’, according to new research by the Association […]

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NN Group winnaar Tax Transparency Award 2021


NN Group has won the Tax Transparency Award for the third year in a row. NN scored 32 out of 35 points, the same as last year. Second place goes to Philips (31 points). The results of the VBDO Tax […]

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VBDO applauds growing Dutch tax transparency and use of GRI 207: Tax standard


Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2021 - A comparative study of 77 Dutch listed companies

VBDO presents seventh Tax Transparency Benchmark on December 2nd, 2021; This year, the overall average company score reached an all-time high of 50%, double the score since VBDO first conducted this research in 2015; Six out of 77 companies have […]

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Duurzaam beleggen bij pensioenfondsen vertaalt zich nog niet naar een duurzame wereld



Nine Out of ten pension funds make use of exclusion, ESG integration and engagement when investing. Sustainable investment has thus become the undeniable standard within the sector. Nevertheless, there is still much to be achieved in terms of concrete implementation, […]

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Athora Netherlands most sustainable insurance company


Today, the results of the new benchmark Responsible Investment by Dutch Insurance Companies 2021 showed that Athora Netherlands is the most sustainable insurer in the Netherlands. The VBDO congratulates Athora with this well-deserved title! Annemarie Mijer, CRO of Athora Netherlands […]

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Tax Transparency Seminar 2021


NB. This event is hosted in Dutch. The seminar focuses on sharing the results of the Tax Transparency Benchmark 2021. We hope that through this seminar companies, investors and advisors can further implement the theme. Program (tbd) 15:30 – 15:40 […]

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Presentation Benchmark Responsible Investment by Dutch Pension Funds 2021


NB. The spoken language of this event is Dutch. The benchmark itself is published in English. We are pleased to announce the publication and presentation of the VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2021. The presentation […]

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Jacqueline Duiker (VBDO) about sustainable investing


Jacqueline Duiker (sr. project manager VBDO) recently spoke with De Nederlandsche Bank and CACEIS about responsible investment by pension funds. Her sustainable investing vision is summarized as: “Sustainable Investing goes beyond limiting financial risks in your investment portfolio. Actually, that […]

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Presentation Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2021


NB. The spoken language of this event is Dutch. On September 2, we presented the main results and publication of the Benchmark Responsible Investment by Insurance Companies in the Netherlands 2021: Welcome to the real world. The presentation took place […]

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The sustainable impact of investments

Auteur: Jacqueline Duiker (VBDO), Lucienne de Bakker (VBDO) - 05/03/2021

Pension funds are increasingly taking sustainability into account in their investment portfolios, but does this have an impact in the “real” world? The Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) annually examines the performance of the responsible investment policy of […]

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Presentation Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020


On October 26th 2020, Angélique Laskewitz, VBDO’s executive director van de VBDO presented the foremost results from and the publication of our Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020 – From Boardroom Governance to Portfolio Implementation: […]

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