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APG long-term investment horizon “of huge importance”

APG long-term investment horizon “of huge importance”

30 March

APG wants to guarantee the continuity of the services we provide for the pension funds and 4.6 million participants – especially in a time where society faces a lot of uncertainty due to the developments around Covid-19. To counter the consequences of the Covid-19 spread, we have been taking various measures.

APG aims to improve ‘carbon sink’ function of natural ecosystems

APG aims to improve ‘carbon sink’ function of natural ecosystems

30 March

A growing number of airlines, energy providers and other carbon-intensive companies pledge to reduce CO2 emissions to net-zero by 2050 or earlier. But how does that work? In addition to decarbonizing their businesses, companies increasingly invest in enhancing the ‘carbon sink’ function of natural ecosystems. While not new, the larger scale and professionalism of such Nature-based solutions (NbS) potentially makes them more attractive for investors like APG, says Jos Lemmens.

Institutional investors: Companies should ease corona impact

Institutional investors: Companies should ease corona impact

27 March

In a joint statement , APG and other institutional investors urge companies to take what steps they can to mitigate the social impact of the corona crisis. The investors state that the health and safety of employees is the number one priority. However, companies should also try to prevent workers, suppliers and customers from being faced with insurmountable financial challenges.

'Helping participants and employers from the kitchen table'

'Helping participants and employers from the kitchen table'

20 March

How does APG deal with the current situation on the financial markets? What does this mean for the new pension contract? What does the management of an organization like APG look like in a situation of crisis? These are the main topics that are discussed in an interview that went online today with Gerard van Olphen in the Financial Telegraaf.

Top position for APG in global sustainability ranking

Top position for APG in global sustainability ranking

09 March

APG is one of the global leaders in responsible investment. That is the assessment of ShareAction/AODP, which today announced its sustainability ranking. APG was awarded an A rating and ranked fourth in the world's 75 largest asset managers. ShareAction/AODP (Asset Owners Disclosure Project) is a social organization that assesses institutional investors on the approach they take to responsible investment. The focus is placed on climate change, human rights and biodiversity.

GUESTCOLUMN: Japke-D Bouma about cut out the jargon in pension world

GUESTCOLUMN: Japke-D Bouma about cut out the jargon in pension world

05 March

At first when APG tried to invite me for this little talk they couldn’t get hold of me. Because I automatically threw all the letters they sent me in the wastebasket. That’s what I do with all post from all pension funds, whatever the subject may be – it all goes unread into the wastebasket.

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