a.s.r. vermogensbeheer in the lead in VBDO ranking

15 November 2019 | 2 min. readingtime

a.s.r. vermogensbeheer finished first in a ranking of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). The ranking consists of 80 pension funds and insurance companies and is part of a biennial study of how Dutch institutional investors embed the risks and opportunities of climate change into their investments.

In the course of 2019, VBDO analysed the sustainability profile of the largest 30 insurance companies, including a.s.r., and 50 pension funds. The study examines sustainable investment policy, implementation, governance and transparency. Based on this information, a report is presented (full name: Dutch Institutional Investors and Climate Change – Becoming part of the solution) containing the combined ranking of the insurance companies and pension funds with their scores on the issue of Climate Change.

The right choices

a.s.r. finished 1st in this ranking. The issue of Climate Change and Energy Transition has been part of a.s.r. vermogensbeheer’s strategic investment policy since 2016. This is clearly bearing fruit, according to Marjolein Meulensteen, responsible investing portfolio manager at a.s.r. vermogensbeheer. Meulensteen was present at the VBDO Round Table and presentation on 12 November, where the ranking was announced. “a.s.r.’s leading position confirms that we have made the right investment choices. It is wonderful to hear that a.s.r. vermogensbeheer is a frontrunner in sustainable investment, specifically on the issue of Climate Change”, says Meulensteen.

a.s.r. finished above the ABP pension fund and the Pension Fund for the Engineering, Mechanical and Electric Contracting Sector (PMT). The next insurance company on the list is Achmea, which finished ninth.

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Raquel Criado Larrea

Head of Sustainable Investments

Raquel is responsible for SRI policy and implementation at ASR Nederland.

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