APG's largest client ABP leads the ranking of sustainable Dutch pension funds. Just like last year. The Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling, VBDO) announced this today, on Sustainability Day, at the presentation of the VBDO Benchmark for Sustainable Investing.
The association presented the list at the annual Congress of the Dutch Pension Federation. ABP scored 4.6 out of 5 points. APG's other asset management clients also achieved good results. BpbBOUW went from a third place last year to a nice second place this year. SPW kept its fifth place.
Every year, VBDO examines the performance of the responsible investment policy of Dutch pension funds. The benchmark assesses the 50 largest pension funds in the Netherlands, together accounting for 92% of the assets under management with a total value of more than € 1,230 billion.
Each fund received a list with a total of 50 questions, divided into four categories: governance, policy, implementation and accountability. VBDO indicated that they had raised the bar somewhat this year, because they see more and more development in the field of responsible investing.
Interested? Download the full VBDO report here.