A partner for our clients

Ensuring the money that employees and their employers put aside each month for their pension earns the best possible return at an acceptable risk. That is the goal of the investment policy we implement on behalf of our clients.

As a long-term investor, it is important to us that companies have good environmental and personnel policies and they are well governed. Continuous attention to these environment, social and governance (ESG) factors gives us better insight into opportunities and risks, and contributes to good long-term returns.

Responsible investing is becoming increasingly important to our clients. Their participants and pensioners attach growing value to the knowledge that their money is invested responsibly. Civil society organizations challenge our clients on this issue with greater frequency.

As a responsible investor, we are a partner for our clients. A partner that not only manages assets, but also provides support in further developing the responsible investment policy and helps in communicating about it. You can read about what steps we took in 2014 in this report.

Eduard van GelderenCEO APG Asset Management

APG High Sustainability Investments
Number of contacts with companies by topic
Voting record at shareholders’ meetings
Reduction in the environmental footprint of our real estate investments

Energy savings equal to the annual electricity consumption of all inhabitants of the city of Utrecht


Less greenhouse gases equivalent to the annual emissions of 125,000 cars (312 million kg CO2)

10.000Olympic pools

A water conservation with a size of 10,000 Olympic swimming pools (26.7 billion liters)

401 billion
Total invested assets (start of 2015)
356 million
Investments in green bonds
2 billion
APG will double the investments in renewable energy to 2 billion
31 billion
Investments with a high sustainability value
Shareholder meetings where we were represented
Listed companies which were contacted about ESG
Number of companies on our exclusion list
10 %
Decrease CO2 footprint of equity investments

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