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Integration of biodiversity in SRI policies by pension fund Rail & OV

Auteur: Joël Habets, investment strategist, and Simona Kramer, portfolio manager Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) at Pension fund Rail & OV. - 11/12/2023

Last year Pension Fund Rail & OV published a case study on biodiversity, exploring how institutional investors can include this topic in socially responsible investment (SRI) policies. We spoke with Joël Habets, investment strategist, and Simona Kramer, portfolio manager Socially […]

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Pension fund BpfBouw takes ABP’s six-year trophy as most sustainable pension fund in the Netherlands

27/11/2023

Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2023 - Navigating Uncharted Waters

A comparative study of 49 pension funds by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) showed bpfBOUW to be the most sustainable fund in the Netherlands; Women remain underrepresented at board tables despite promises made for improvement; On […]

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How BPL pension fund invests in biodiversity

20/09/2023

Eric Douma is a board member of BPL Pensioen: the pension fund for the agricultural sector. Besides this, he also represents agricultural entrepreneurs as a member of the board of LTO Noord, the Agriculture and Horticulture Organisation for North Netherlands, […]

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Pensioenfondsen benchmarks VBDO voorkanten

Seminar Benchmark Responsible Investment by Dutch Pension Funds 2023

05/07/2023

  We are pleased to announce the publication and presentation of the VBDO Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2023. The annual VBDO Benchmark Pension Funds is a household word in the pension world. Every year the […]

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Sustainable investing requires self-reflection

Auteur: Sara Heinsbroek, Project Manager Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 29/12/2022

In the past, we have seen how the public debate on sustainability and the financial sector has hardened. Supervisors are carrying out raids and former top executives of large institutions are sounding the alarm. Opponents of responsible investing eagerly respond […]

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Still limited number of impact investments by Dutch pension funds

10/11/2022

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

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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Dutch pension funds increasingly focus on biodiversity

01/11/2022

Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2022 - Reflection: beyond the benchmark

Now that climate change is on the agenda of all pension funds, biodiversity will follow as an ESG theme that deserves more attention. More than a third of the Dutch pension funds indicate this in the annual comparative study by […]

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Presentation Benchmark on responsible investment by pension funds in the Netherlands 2022

31/10/2022

We are pleased to announce the publication and presentation of the VBDO Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2022. The annual VBDO Benchmark Pension Funds is a household name in the pension world. Each year, the […]