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Ocean sustainability

16/06/2022

Life below water (SDG 14) is part of the foundation of a thriving society and economy. In particular, our oceans have many crucial functions. Oceans are a massive natural tank for carbon emissions, they ensure coastal protection and play a […]

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Column AMR Sara Heinsbroek

AMR: meer aandacht voor minder antibiotica in veeteelt

07/04/2022

Op initiatief van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) is het elk jaar op 7 april Wereldgezondheidsdag. Sinds de uitbraak van de coronapandemie staan zoönosen, ziektes die van dier op mens kunnen overgaan, in de kijker als bedreiging voor de volksgezondheid. De link […]

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Webinar anti-macrobial resistence

Antimicrobial resistance, public health and animal welfare: what investors should know?

07/04/2022

NB: This webinar will be in English, will be recorded, and made publicly available online in due time. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the most dangerous global public health issues. AMR is the phenomenon of treatment-resistant bacteria, infections, parasites […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

VBDO publishes podcast: The purpose of finance and investment

05/04/2022

The worlds’ severe challenges on sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors on capital markets, CFO’s within companies and governmental policymakers, to meet them. Especially now, at a point in time when private markets are also beginning to suffer […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

The purpose of finance and investment – Episode 1: The origins of finance and investment

05/04/2022

The worlds’ severe challenges on sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors on capital markets, CFO’s within companies and governmental policymakers, to meet them. Especially now, at a point in time when private markets are also beginning to suffer […]

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Pension funds in the Netherlands outperform insurers on climate change

24/01/2022

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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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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Child labour, an underexposed topic for the Dutch financial sector

16/11/2021

Publication: Child labour and Dutch institutional investors: a study on incorporating child labour in responsible investment

162 million children globally are part of the labour force. For the Dutch financial sector, child labour is an underexposed topic. Two-thirds of the institutional investors surveyed mention child labour in their RI policy, but only 7% of this group […]

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Webinar on sustainable investing for pension funds (CACEIS)

14/11/2021

NB. The spoken language of this webinar is Dutch. This event was hosted by CACEIS. Together with De Nederlandsche Bank we discussed the results of their jointly released survey on responsible investing. The webinar provides answers to questions such as: […]

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Discussion between the VBDO and Athora Netherlands – Insurer joins Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA)

Auteur: Jan Willem de Vaal, Sustainability manager at Athora Netherlands, Ruud Hadders, Responsible Investment Officer at Actiam - 10/11/2021

During the past year, VBDO together with WWF brought the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) to the attention of the Dutch financial sector. The members of the NZAOA commit themselves to a transition of their investment portfolio to net-zero […]

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We would have loved to have been at the COP

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk, Project Manager Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 09/11/2021

Currently, the COP26 in Glasgow is in full swing. I look back on a year of campaigning with WWF NL to bring the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) to the attention of Dutch asset owners. The goal of our […]

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

30/11/2021

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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