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Future publication: AGM engagement report 2024

01/06/2024

VBDO will soon publish it’s annual AGM engagement report. Would you like to be the first one to receive this publication? Let us know!  On the form below you can indicate which future publications are of interest to you. We […]

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Living off the wind? Invest in sustainable energy

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk, Project Manager Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 04/01/2023

With the current developments in the energy market, sustainable investment in wind and solar energy does not seem like a bad idea. But there is a lot of choice and this can be opaque, especially for novice investors. ‘Sustainable investing […]

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VBDO wishes you all a healthy, blessed and sustainable 2023

02/01/2023

On December 22, the VBDO team experienced a wonderful, and warm ending to an eventful and successful VBDO year. Together we enjoyed the annual  VBDO Christmas dinner, hosted by and at our director Angélique’s home at the dining table (dress […]

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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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Emiek Heemstra and Florine Kits van Heijningen join VBDO team

20/12/2022

Two new project managers, Florine Kits van Heijningen and Emiek Heemstra recently joined the VBDO team. We are excited about working together with them towards a more sustainable future. Emiek Heemstra ‘During my studies in International Development Studies and my […]

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Freek van Til and Stijn Scholten strengthen VBDO team

23/09/2022

Since September two great persons have joined our team, Stijn Scholten en Freek van Til. It is with great pleasure we introduce them to you. Freek van Til For several years I have been working on sustainability, in the broadest […]

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The purpose of finance and investment

VBDO publishes podcast: The purpose of finance and investment

05/06/2022

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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VBDO uses new platform for research

13/04/2022

Every year, VBDO publishes among other research its pension fund benchmark, a comparative study of the 50 largest Dutch pension funds. They answer 50 questions, for which they have to substantiate the answers with documentation. This yields an average of […]

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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 world’s severe challenges to sustainable development call for financial decision-making from investors in capital markets, CFOs 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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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 […]

VBDO welcomes FAIRR as newest member

02/03/2022

The FAIRR Initiative is a $48 trillion collaborative investor network that is free to join. FAIRR works with institutional investors to define the material ESG issues linked to intensive livestock and fish farming systems, supports them with collaborative engagements and […]

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De VBDO welcomes Fair Wear, Reward Value and VGZ as new members

15/12/2021

In the past six months, six organisations have applied for membership of the VBDO. In addition to Phenix Capital, Trillium and ClientEarth, the Fair Wear Foundation, Reward Value Foundation and VGZ may also call themselves members of our association from […]

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