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VBDO supports CSR platform call to Minister Schreinemacher

The European Commission recently published a proposal for rules for sustainable and responsible business in global supply chains. The proposal includes a due diligence obligation for companies and a promise that governments will monitor compliance with the rules. However, according […]

VBDOs AGM priority themes for 2022

28/01/2022

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 Environmental, […]

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Let PostNL pay a fair price for delivery

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk & Hester Holtland, Project Managers Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 26/11/2021

We have seen serious situations in parcel delivery for a number of years, with the new low on Monday morning being raids by the labor inspectorate at PostNL in Belgium. This once again revealed serious abuses, including parcel deliverers who […]

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HUMAN webinar

13/12/2021

HUMAN – Upholding human rights in supply chains in times of crisis *Sign-up is at the bottom of this page We would like to invite you to the annual webinar that HUMAN, our multi-stakeholder platform for human rights, is organizing […]

Increased commitments on sustainable performance of companies, transparency is lacking

30/06/2021

Publication: AGM engagement report - Setting the pace

Every year, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) visits the shareholders’ meetings of the largest Dutch, stock-listed companies to obtain commitments on sustainable performance. This is based on extensive research into (non) sustainable performances of these companies. […]

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Expertsession 1: Stop Child Labour

11/02/2021

NB. This event is intended for professionals working within the banking, insurance pension fund sector. Would you like to contribute ideas about the role of the financial sector in combating child labor? VBDO, in cooperation with the Alliance Work: No […]

Online training series beef production & supply chains – Part 3 – Risk identification, tools and corporate engagement

25/06/2020

This is the final part of a three part series of webinars for investors organized by IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and VBDO on the impact of beef production and supply chains. Beef production is one of the main causes of […]

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Beef Production & Supply Chains – Webinar series & paper

28/05/2020

The goal of this webinar series and subsequent paper, is to contribute to sector-wide knowledge building, sharing best practices and joint action. The series and publication are part of the Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS)-program, in collaboration with IUCN NL […]

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Online training series beef production & supply chains – Part 1 – Setting the scene: impacts of beef production in Latin America

08/05/2020

This was the first part of a three part series of webinars for investors organized by IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and VBDO on the impact of beef production and supply chains. Beef production is one of the main causes of […]

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