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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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VBDO welcomes newest members ClientEarth and FAIRR Initiative

08/10/2021

On behalf of the VBDO, executive director Angélique Laskewitz welcomes our newest members ClientEarth and FAIRR Initiative. ClientEarth “ClientEarth is one of the world’s most ambitious environmental organisations. We work in partnership across borders, systems and sectors, using the law […]

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VBDO welcomes newest members Phenix Capital & Trillium Asset Management

09/08/2021

On behalf of the VBDO, Executive Director Angélique Laskewitz welcomes our newest members, Phenix Capital Group and Trillium Asset Management. Phenix Capital Group “Phenix Capital Group is a leading impact investment specialist firm with the mission to catalyze institutional capital […]

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Workshop: How to invest sustainable

10/07/2021

NB. This workshop is in Dutch. It’s organized by the VBDO in collaboration with Triodos Bank as part of the Sustainable Weekend in Utrecht. Investing is the new saving. But how do you start investing? And how do you ensure […]

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Angélique Laskewitz new chair of the Supervisory Board of IUCN NL

VBDO’s executive director Angélique Laskewitz has today, with the consent of the Dutch IUCN members, been appointed as a member and the new chair of the Supervisory Board of IUCN NL. Starting April 15, she will take over the duties […]

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VBDO platform meeting

28/01/2021

NB. This is a member only event, the event is in Dutch We cordially invite our members to the VBDO platform meeting on Thursday 10 December. Program Welcome & state of affairs | Angélique Laskewitz, VBDO 5 years of SRJS […]