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APG invests over half a billion in Covid-19 bonds

APG invests over half a billion in Covid-19 bonds

20 May

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic and its socio-economic impact, APG on behalf of its pension fund clients has now invested well over €500 million in Covid-19 response bonds. The proceeds of these bonds are used, among other things, to fund emergency health measures and support packages for small and medium-sized enterprises in affected countries.

APG urges Amazon to be transparent on employee health and safety measures

APG urges Amazon to be transparent on employee health and safety measures

15 May

APG, together with the New York City Comptroller and the New York City pension funds, calls on Amazon to report on the progress of initiatives to keep its employees safe in times of COVID-19. Whereas Amazon recently announced a multi-billion dollar spending package to protect its workers, the latter remain fearful about coming to work.

APG develops guidance for Covid-19 response bonds

APG develops guidance for Covid-19 response bonds

13 May

Guidelines for making real estate more sustainable beneficial for pensioners

Guidelines for making real estate more sustainable beneficial for pensioners

11 May

In the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM) project, APG, PGGM and other investors have taken another step forward in the development of a global method that measures whether a building meets the objectives of the Paris Climate Accord. It is now clear for just about every type of property in a large number of countries how much carbon per square meter they are allowed to emit annually until 2050 in order to stay within those targets.

René Steenhart Managing Director Business Improvement and Change

René Steenhart Managing Director Business Improvement and Change

30 April

René Steenhart (56) has been appointed Managing Director Business Improvement and Change at APG, the largest pension provider in the Netherlands, as of 1 May 2020. In this role he will be responsible for managing the total and integrated Change organization for APG for the benefit of Participant & Employer Services, Pension Fund Services and Staff departments. René will, among other things, be involved in the further implementation of Value Streams within APG. He will also lead the transformation to the new way of working.

APG, NPS and Swiss Life acquire Portuguese toll road operator Brisa

APG, NPS and Swiss Life acquire Portuguese toll road operator Brisa

28 April

APG, the National Pension Service of Korea (NPS) and Swiss Life Asset Managers have entered into an agreement to acquire an 81.1% majority interests in Brisa, a leading European toll road platform. The sellers value the company at more than €3 billion.

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