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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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Expert session: How investors can make their Net-Zero commitments work


Join our online expert session on how investors can make their Net Zero commitments work. Current Net Zero strategies won’t be enough to meet the Paris Climate Agreement. The gap between Net-Zero and Real-Zero is too significant and relies mostly on offsets and unproven technologies […]

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Sustainable investing by pension funds does not yet translate into a sustainable world


Publication: Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2021

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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From risk management to real impact

Auteur: Hester Holtland, Senior Project Manager Sustainability & Responsible Investment - 28/07/2021

In theory, it makes sense if the impact of your portfolio on the real world is in line with your investment policy. This means, for example, that CO2 emissions are not only reduced in our own portfolio, but that these […]

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Dutch asset owners must make 1.5°C pledges to catch up with European peers

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk, Project Manager Sustainable Investment, VBDO & Nicolas Poolen, Green Finance Advisor, WWF-NL - 17/05/2021

While the Netherlands is seen as a leader in responsible investing, only one Dutch asset owner has joined the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance. Only three Dutch asset owners have, at the time of writing, disclosed that they will limit […]

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Webinar NZAOA: Real impact & initiatives


In the run up to COP26 in November this year, many climate related initiatives are aiming to go the extra mile on the race to zero. The most ambitious standard is set by the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The […]

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WWF call to action: Sign for a European Forestry Act


For the past 5 years, VBDO has worked with IUCN NL and WWF NL on the Shared Resources Joint Solutions program. One of the joint activities was to organize a series of three training webinars. The webinars highlighted the relationship […]

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Fight child labor: a sustainable investment


Children are not supposed to work. They have the right to enjoy good education, the right to play and to be a real child, in a safe environment. VBDO is organizing a digital seminar together with the Alliance Work: No […]

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