Modest improvement in corporate human rights performance

News 15 November 2019

News 15 November 2019

Companies in sectors at risk for involvement in human rights abuses show modest progress in respecting human rights. Since the launch of Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) three years ago, 75% of companies have improved their scores. APG uses the results in its engagements with companies on human rights.

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Francine van Dierendonck in NRC: 'Women are under-represented everywhere.'

News 08 November 2019

News 08 November 2019

Women, as a rule, are not getting the same opportunities as men with the same qualification, Francine van Dierendonck states in the NRC. In an interview with the newspaper, she speaks about the “persistent under-representation of women in top management in the business world, science and politics, because there is no equal playing field.”

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APG to acquire share in car park owner and operator

News 23 October 2019

News 23 October 2019

APG / ABP today announces that it is taking a 39% interest in Interparking, one of the largest providers of parking solutions in Europe. We spoke with Patrick Kanters, Managing Director real assets at APG and responsible for this investment.

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Publications

White paper - Pension infrastructure technology assessment
This paper is the summary of a distributed ledger technology (DLT) assessment and its outcome. The assessment was commissioned by APG on behalf of a consortium of pension stakeholders who joined forces in the Pension Infrastructure (PI) project. The latter is a unique Dutch pension use case that aims at increasing operational efficiency, improving participant experience, and creating value for society.

The key question was: can we use DLT to better organise the Dutch pension system, and is it technically feasible? To answer it, we developed a custom framework, leading to distilled insights in the rapidly maturing and volatile DLT market. The assessment was carried out in Q1 2019 by APG, PGGM and Accenture. TNO has supported this effort through contributing knowledge and feedback throughout the process.
Responsible Investment Report 2018
In 2018, APG has made significant progress in realizing our pension fund clients’ stated ambitions in the areas of sustainability and responsible investment. This relates, among other things, to the growth of our investments in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the progress that has been made in assessing all companies APG can invest in via shares or bonds on the basis of both financial and sustainability factors. These results were announced in the Responsible Investment Report 2018, published today.