Dutch pension funds have yet to embrace SDGs
Dutch pension funds view Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment opportunity, but have yet to fully adopt them.
- SDGs seen as an investment opportunity and fiduciary duty
- Two-thirds of funds do not have a formal policy for the goals
- Only 19% set targets to align investment activities with SDGs
That was the verdict of a report by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), which analyzed the extent to which SDGs from part of investing culture in the Netherlands. It surveyed 42 institutions, representing about 95% of the Dutch pension savings market with about EUR 1.36 billion in assets, making it the most comprehensive survey of its kind in this arena.