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Francine van Dierendonck appointed to APG's Executive Board

Francine van Dierendonck appointed to APG's Executive Board

01 November

Francine van Dierendonck (42) has been appointed to the Executive Board of APG Group NV (the largest pension administrator in the Netherlands) effective November 1st 2018. She will be responsible for ‘Participant and Employer Services,’ a new portfolio within the APG Executive Board. This appointment sees the board expanded from four to five members. ‘Participant and Employer Services’ was created to support the expected changes to the role of participants and employers in the pension system. Key elements of its role include providing information, advice and support for employers and participants.In light of the fact that services in this field are still being developed, she will also be responsible for the portfolio ‘Innovation & Ventures, which is part of ‘Participant and Employer Services’. The appointment is for a period of four years and has been approved by supervisors. APG Group manages 485 billion euro in pension assets and ensures that over 4.5 million people can trust that their accrued pension rights will be invested, administrated and paid out correctly.

APG supports call service for lonely elderly people

APG supports call service for lonely elderly people

05 October

As many as 1.4 million elderly people in the Netherlands face loneliness. As many as 200,000 of these people are extremely lonely. That means that social contact is anything but a matter of course for this vulnerable group of people. They only see another person once a month. To support them, APG is entering into a partnership with the The (Dutch) National Foundation for the Elderly. APG is adopting Zilverlijn: A free telephone service for elderly senior citizens who indicate that they would like to receive one phone call a week from an enthusiastic volunteer. As well as the financial support, APG employees will also be making phone calls to lonely elderly people voluntarily. The affiliation with The National Foundation for the Elderly is the first project in a series of initiatives with which APG will make an extra effort for Dutch society in the years to come.

Amsterdam locations APG will go to one sustainable building

Amsterdam locations APG will go to one sustainable building

26 September

APG will leave the location Symphony Tower on the Zuidas in 2021 and will concentrate all its Amsterdam activities in the building Basisweg 10, near Sloterdijk station. APG thereby saves over the duration of the lease (17 years) an amount of € 87 million on the housing costs, thus contributing to the goal of APG to reduce the costs per participant.

ABP and APG invite Greenpeace to cooperate on strengthening engagement

ABP and APG invite Greenpeace to cooperate on strengthening engagement

26 September

Greenpeace and ABP / APG will meet again in the spring of 2019 to discuss ABP's sustainability objectives. That is the most important outcome of the discussion that took place yesterday between a delegation from Greenpeace and CEO’s Corien Wortmann from ABP and Gerard van Olphen (APG).

Strong growth in investment in sustainable real estate and infrastructure

Strong growth in investment in sustainable real estate and infrastructure

20 September

APG, the Netherlands' largest pension provider, is making great strides in improving the sustainability of its real estate and infrastructure investments. APG now invests 21.7 billion euros in sustainable real estate. This represents an increase of 1.3 billion euros compared to 2017. Investments in the most sustainable infrastructure category are also showing strong growth. Compared to 2017, these investments increased by approximately 900 million to 2.3 billion euros. Investments in sustainable real estate and infrastructure contribute to the objective of APG's largest pension fund client, ABP, to have invested 58 billion euros in business that helps to meet the UN's sustainable development goals by 2020. APG manages a total of 482 billion euros in pension assets.

APG active at Global Climate Action Summit San Francisco

APG active at Global Climate Action Summit San Francisco

14 September

APG has not made investments in coal-fired power plants in the last decade and will not invest in any new coal-related infrastructure going forward.

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