Dutch Investors Assess SDG Incorporation in Pension Funds

http://sdg.iisd.org/news/dutch-investors-assess-sdg-incorporation-in-pension-funds/

Participants

  • Steef van de Velde
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Referenced

Media outlets

  • sdg.iisd.org (Online)

Description

A limited number of large Dutch pension funds have been able to incorporate the SDGs into their investment policies, according to a survey undertaken by the Dutch Association of Investors in Sustainable Development (VBDO). The survey looked at the 42 largest pension schemes, and notes difficulties faced by smaller funds in particular. Also in the Netherlands, the UN Global Compact Network Netherlands has published its first report on progress made on the SDGs by Dutch companies. Global Compact Network Netherlands Chair Jan-Willem Scheijgrond signed an alliance with Steef van de Velde of RSM to accelerate sustainable development and underline the necessity of a more intensive cooperation between companies and academia to enhance knowledge-sharing.

A limited number of large Dutch pension funds have been able to incorporate the SDGs into their investment policies, according to a survey undertaken by the Dutch Association of Investors in Sustainable Development (VBDO). The survey looked at the 42 largest pension schemes, and notes difficulties faced by smaller funds in particular. Also in the Netherlands, the UN Global Compact Network Netherlands has published its first report on progress made on the SDGs by Dutch companies. Global Compact Network Netherlands Chair Jan-Willem Scheijgrond signed an alliance with Steef van de Velde of RSM to accelerate sustainable development and underline the necessity of a more intensive cooperation between companies and academia to enhance knowledge-sharing.