Responsible investing is not a 'quick fix' but really very hard work

Published on: 15 November 2018

'As APG we are truly world leaders in the field of responsible investment, but responsible investment is not a kind of 'quick fix', it is really hard work and very intensive'. According to Gerard van Olphen of APG, last night during a meeting of Triodos Bank in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam.


APG's chairman of the board spoke with other leaders from the financial world and an engaged audience about the question of what the financial sector is doing to achieve the climate goals by 2050. Van Olphen: 'Our clients, the pension funds, place high demands on responsible investment. Because they and we too believe in a good pension in a sustainable world. Our investors and specialists are making good progress with our funds. '

Other participants in the lively debate were Kees van Dijkhuizen, CEO of ABN Amro Bank, Frank Elderson of the Nederlandse Bank, Peter Blom, CEO of Triodos bank, Annemiek of Melick, CFO of Volksbank and Kees Vendrik of Triodos Bank.