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Responsible investment

As a pension investor, we aim to achieve an optimal return for our clients while maintaining a responsible risk profile.

Within this core task, we pay particular attention to responsible investment based on the conviction that this can reduce risks and offers opportunities to make a good return with investments that contribute to social and environmental solutions. This is especially true in the long period in which the money of our clients is entrusted to us. We also want to contribute to a liveable, more sustainable world, in which our clients’ participants receive their pensions.

‘Our ambition: to provide for good pensions in a liveable world.’

We use different instruments for implementing responsible investment:

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The long-term orientation and the size of the assets invested by PGGM create an opportunity to use the driving power of money in the interests of a more liveable and sustainable world. PGGM implements this by investing, in various asset classes, in scalable solutions for (future) social and environmental issues which matter to our clients and their participants or which may have a material impact on the investment portfolio. These issues include climate change and environmental pollution, water shortages, food security and healthcare.

Impact investment

As an investor with a long-term horizon, PGGM holds shares in approximately 2700 listed companies. We actively use our influence as a shareholder to realise improvements in the area of ESG in order to contribute to the quality, sustainability and continuity of companies and markets in this way. We do this based on the vision that this ultimately contributes to a better financial and social and environmental return on the investments for our clients.

Active ownership

PGGM evaluates possible investments in terms of the expected risk-return ratio. ESG factors are also included in this risk analysis. ESG factors can influence financial results directly or indirectly, immediately or in the longer term. For example, property investments can be affected by climate change, such as rising sea levels, increasing risks of flooding or water shortages. Risks can never be entirely eliminated. Where identified risks negatively impact the future expected return, we can decide not to invest or to require a higher expected return. By integrating these risks and opportunities into the investment process, we end up with a better risk-weighted return.

ESG integration

The long-term orientation and the size of the assets invested by PGGM create an opportunity to use the driving power of money in the interests of a more liveable and sustainable world. PGGM implements this by investing, in various asset classes, in scalable solutions for (future) social and environmental issues which matter to our clients and their participants or which may have a material impact on the investment portfolio. These issues include climate change and environmental pollution, water shortages, food security and healthcare.

Impact investment
18 % AUM

SDG investments

118 Engaged companies and 5 market parties in dialogue

18 results achieved among companies

45 % lower relative CO2 footprint of share portfolio

since the benchmark measurement

4220 voted at meetings of shareholders

45,171 votes cast

Highlights

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Transparency: Reports and policy documents

We attach great importance to clear reports and transparency regarding our policy, activities and realised results in the field of responsible investment. Download our reports and policy documents here.

Do you have any questions?

Then please contact our Responsible Investment department via the e-mail address responsible.investment@pggm.nl