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'Global SDI Asset Owner Platform is leading the way on sustainable investing’

'Global SDI Asset Owner Platform is leading the way on sustainable investing’

11 September

Applying pioneering technology, APG and PGGM are taking the next step in developing a common approach for investments that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDIs). They will establish a platform, which will build on the infrastructure APG has developed with its data scientists team Entis. “Together, we are leading the way on sustainable investing and Artificial Intelligence-driven technology”, says Claudia Kruse, Managing Director, heading up APG’s Global Responsible Investment & Governance team.

“Communication is not the solution if you don’t offer meaningful choices”

“Communication is not the solution if you don’t offer meaningful choices”

11 September

How do people make pension choices? Professor Henriëtte Prast speaks during the APG Summer Course - an inspiration meeting for directors of pension funds - about the application of insights from behavioral economics in the customer journey.

“Other teams envied the way we were collaborating”

“Other teams envied the way we were collaborating”

09 September

She has spent her entire life sailing on the water, and yet, Carolijn Brouwer sees many parallels between her work and “normal” business life. During next week’s APG Summer Course in Rotterdam, the sailor takes along the directors of pension funds as she talks about her experiences during her sailing career. Topics such as dealing with setbacks, setting targets and leadership will be addressed.

“You can work for millionaires or you can work for millions of people”

“You can work for millionaires or you can work for millions of people”

06 September

CIO Peter Branner was interviewed recently by IPE and talked about future growth, responsible investing and his vision on long-term. He was also asked what attracted him to work for APG: “You can work for millionaires or you can work for millions of people like I do here, and I think that has a very attractive purpose for me.”

APG achieves important progress toward sustainable goals

APG achieves important progress toward sustainable goals

16 July

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.

‘This doesn’t have to be a paper tiger’

‘This doesn’t have to be a paper tiger’

10 July

Today, APG chairman of the board Gerard van Olphen has signed an agreement in The Hague under which the Dutch financial sector will commit to the targets of the Climate Agreement and the Paris Agreement. He is doing so on behalf of APG and as chairman of the Financing Task Force. The overall sentiment regarding the result is one of satisfaction, although getting to this point was more difficult than he initially thought it would be.

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