‘Sustainable business makes companies perform better’

Published on: 6 April 2020

APG strives for maximum sustainability within its investment portfolio. "Its size, more than 500 billion in pension capital, enables us to push companies in the right direction," says responsible investment specialist Lucian Peppelenbos in an interview with Milieu Magazine.


APG manages the assets of a number of large Dutch pension funds and their participants, including bpfBOUW and ABP. The latter is the largest pension fund whose policy APG also implements. The money, altogether approximately €544 billion, is invested in such a way that the pensions of the 4.7 million participants can be paid now and later. The asset manager now invests approximately 70 billion euros of this money on the basis of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These are global goals for sustainable development that focus on ending extreme poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change.

Peppelenbos: "We consciously invest in opportunities to achieve a cleaner world. Because that's what our clients, the pension funds and their participants want.” More and more investors are doing the same on the world stage. "Polluting companies will find it harder to tap into funds in the long run."


Read the entire interview here. (in Dutch)