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Our thinking on investment returns has changed

Auteur: Angélique Laskewitz, director at VBDO - 16/04/2024

As part of the publication of the asset manager APG’s annual report, APG interviewed Angélique Laskewitz, director of VBDO. In the interview, she explains, among other things, which steps pension funds can take in the coming years to become more […]

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Guido Evertz en Pavan Gandhi Unigarant sustainable investment

Balancing between feasibility, reliability and sustainability

Auteur: Guido Evertz, Sustainability Manager & Pavan Gandhi, ESG Advisor for Investments, Unigarant NV - 09/04/2024

We spoke with Guido Evertz, Sustainability Manager, and Pavan Gandhi, ESG Advisor for Investments, from Unigarant NV. (Unigarant NV also acts on behalf of the insurance company UVM Verzekeringsmaatschappij NV; hereafter, the two companies are jointly referred to as ‘Unigarant’). […]

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More investors join as Investor Initiative on Responsible Nickel Supply Chains has kicked-off


VBDO is thrilled to announce that the inaugural meeting of our Investor Initiative on Responsible Nickel Supply Chains has taken place, marking a significant step forward in our collective mission. With 31 investors wielding a formidable US $2.7 trillion in […]

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Investors worldwide call for responsible mining practices in Nickel industries


29 investors with US$ 1.2 trillion in combined assets under management, have signed a statement demanding companies to enhance their environmental and social due diligence in nickel supply chains of the electric vehicle (EV) industry. They are calling for the […]

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VBDO report highlights need for more holistic approach to biodiversity


Publication: Biodiversity and Business - Challenges and good practices

A new report by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) in collaboration with PwC entitled Biodiversity and Business highlights the need for companies to take a more holistic approach to biodiversity. The report highlights the actions and strategies […]

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


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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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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Global Sustainable Investment Review finds US$30 trillion invested in sustainable assets


Publication: GSIA Global Sustainable Investment Review 2022

$30.3 trillion is invested globally in sustainable investing assets. Data published in new GSIA report – Global Sustainable Investment Review 2022 – the 6th edition of this landmark publication. In non-US markets, sustainable investment assets under management (AUM) have increased […]

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


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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By no means all Dutch investors are paying attention to biodiversity


Publication: Unraveling Biodiversity for Investors

A study published by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), reveals that investors are paying increasing attention to the crucial issue of biodiversity. The study among 60 Dutch, financial institutions, shows that more than 2 in 5 financial […]

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


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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Webinar – Unraveling biodiversity for investors


This webinar is organised in collaboration with WWF. The urgency of biodiversity loss is in parallel with the complexity of what biodiversity entails. Please join us for this webinar in which we seek to unravel biodiversity in investment decision-making. Christine […]

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