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Jaap van Manen appointed as chairman of APG Supervisory Board

Jaap van Manen appointed as chairman of APG Supervisory Board

20 December

Prof. Jaap van Manen has been appointed by the shareholders of APG Group as chairman of the Supervisory Board of APG Groep NV, the largest pension provider in the Netherlands, with effect from January 1, 2019. He succeeds Bart Le Blanc, who resigned as chairman of the Supervisory Board in July, at the end of his term. Pieter Jongstra, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, took over the tasks of Le Blanc during the intervening period. The appointment of Mr. Van Manen is valid for a period of four years and has been approved by DNB. APG manages 485 billion euros in pension assets and ensures that over 4.5 million people can trust that their accrued pension rights are appropriately invested, administered and paid out.

APG calls on US corporates to increase green bond issuance

APG calls on US corporates to increase green bond issuance

18 December

'It feels good to make a difference, like we did with Shell'

'It feels good to make a difference, like we did with Shell'

11 December

Following a lengthy dialog with APG and other major investors, the moment has arrived: Shell is going to set concrete climate targets and make part of the remuneration of its top executives dependent on achieving them. Jags Walia and Terhi Halme on holding companies to account.

Second pension fund live with Clear Overview & Insight

Second pension fund live with Clear Overview & Insight

11 December

What effect do choices you make now have on your future income? To clarify this, APG developed the module Clear Overview & Insight (Helder Overzicht & Inzicht, HO&I). This gives pension fund members more insight into their future income and expenditure within the personal online pension environment. That way they can see whether they will be to maintain their current lifestyle, and whether there is room for that little bit extra they need. The SPW pension fund for housing corporations had the debut with this module in February. HO&I is now also available to members of the APG Staff Pension Fund (PPF APG). A third pension fund is going live with the module in 2019.

APG and BF+DA: Pledge to Improve Human Rights in Apparel Sector

APG and BF+DA: Pledge to Improve Human Rights in Apparel Sector

06 December

APG and BF+DA (Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator) introduce the Brooklyn Pledge to Accelerate Change, named after the location of an inspiring event with apparel companies, investors and stakeholders which spawned the pledge. This pledge is intended to address human rights within the supply chain of the apparel sector. “The apparel industry accounts for 2% of the world’s GDP and employs 60‐75 million workers worldwide. Unfortunately, this industry is still characterized by poor working conditions, i.e. unsafe workplaces and underpaid workers. Improving this is one of the thematic engagements for APG, but also for ABP and bpfBOUW, some of the pension funds APG provides Asset Management services to,” says Anna Pot, manager responsible investments at APG US.

APG wins IPE-award for sustainable investments

APG wins IPE-award for sustainable investments

05 December

On tuesday december 4, 2018 received the IPE-reward for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. The award was granted in recognition of APG’s efforts to develop tangible criteria to determine whether or not a company’s products and services contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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