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VBDO & Rainforest Foundation Norway investor statement on nickel mining and supply chains

11/01/2024

VBDO calls on all its members and other institutional investors to sign our investor statement on the requirements for improved social and environmental conditions for the nickel mining industry. Investors expect improved social and environmental due diligence in nickel supply […]

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FAIRR collective engagement

Collective engagement FAIRR on Biodiversity Waste & Polution and Protein Diversification now open

25/10/2023

Two collaborative engagements facilitated by FAIRR are now open for investor sign-on until the 17th of November. The Biodiversity Waste and Pollution Engagement Phase 2, which last year had 80 supporting investor members with over $US 23 trillion in combined investor assets. […]

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Plastic engagement Nikko AM VBDO

Nikko Asset Management joins long list of financials calling for plastic reduction

17/10/2023

Nikko AM is the latest to join a large, worldwide engagement group of investors, becoming a signatory to the investor statement calling out among others for the reduction of single-use plastics. In May this year, a coalition of a little […]

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New VBDO AGM sustainability thema 2023 is advocacy & lobbying

20/01/2023

Every year, the VBDO asks material questions (engagement) to the directors of around 40 Dutch-listed companies to promote sustainable business operations. We ask these questions during general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) in response to three themes in environment, social and good […]

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VBDOs AGM priority themes for 2023

20/01/2023

Since 1995 we have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs). Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, to promote sustainable business operations. During the engagement process, the most material […]

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Sustainability must be brought to our real-world economy

Auteur: Angélique Laskewitz, executive director VBDO - 30/12/2022

Much more capital is still going to fossil fuels than to sustainable energy. What do you think of that? “We are stuck together in the real economy and in fossil energy. Investors continue to invest money in those kinds of […]

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VDO agm report 2022

Biodiversity found to be important theme for Dutch listed companies

30/06/2022

Publication: AGM engagement report 2022 - Keep Up

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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Presentation of AGM engagement results and report 2022

22/04/2022

We have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) for more than a quarter of a century. Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, in order to promote sustainable business […]

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We all invest in child labour

Auteur: Hester Holtland, Senior Project Manager Sustainability & Responsible Investment - 19/11/2021

Child labour is an important issue within the Dutch financial sector. And although in some cases it can also be a material risk, child labour is primarily about the ethical aspect. Nobody wants to invest in child labour. And yet […]

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Presentation AGM engagement report 2021

12/04/2021

We have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) for more than a quarter of a century. Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, in order to promote sustainable business […]

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VBDOs 2021 engagement themes

05/03/2021

AGM Themes 2021 For more than 25 years, VBDO has attended about 40 general meetings of shareholders (AGMs) of Dutch listed companies. We want the impact of our engagement to be as great as possible. That is why every three […]

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Guide for conservation organisations: how to engage the financial sector?

27/01/2021

Publication: NGO Guide: 6 steps to engaging financial institutions

Financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies and pension funds hold leverage over the companies and governments they provide money to for projects and activities affecting people and nature. This makes them an important ally for conservation organisations. But how […]

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