APG’s stance on European Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

Published on: 9 March 2018

On March 8, the European Commission published its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. This is inspired by the final report of the EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) appointed by the Commission, which included Claudia Kruse, Managing Director Responsible Investment & Governance at APG. The expert group worked diligently for over a year to make substantive, well-considered recommendations and are delighted to see a comprehensive and clear response from the Commission.


Claudia Kruse: "At APG we all work hard every day to make sure that every beneficiary of our pension fund clients can enjoy a good pension in a sustainable world. APG strongly believes that only a financial system which has sustainability at its core will enable citizens and investors to contribute to a sustainable development. As a leading responsible investor, APG, on behalf of its clients, is actively contributing to this goal. APG thus warmly welcomes the EU Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth and thanks the European Commission for their resolve and ambition on this theme."


APG will continue to contribute to the European Strategy on Sustainable Finance through our engagement with policy makers, the financial sector, civil society and our investees, to maximize the opportunity that sustainable finance represents to our economy and the beneficiaries we serve.


To facilitate the dialogue and engagement, APG will be hosting an event to discuss the Dutch perspective on European Action on Sustainable Finance with the Commission and the Dutch financial sector on 14th March.