Hans Op ’t Veld new head of Responsible Investment at PGGM
Hans joined PGGM in 2007 and currently is the head of Listed Real Estate in which capacity he is responsible for PGGM’s listed real estate investments, managing the PGGM Listed Real Estate Fund with AuM of EUR 11 billion. He also is a Research Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and board member of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
PGGM’s RI team is responsible for the implementation and development of the sustainability policy of PGGM. This is based on the principle that PGGM is able to add value both from a financial and from a societal perspective through active ownership and by factoring in sustainability factors in investment decisions which allows investments to thrive in the long term.
Frank Roeters van Lennep: ,,We are very pleased with the step Hans is taking from the investment practice to the Responsible Investment team. RI has become indispensable in the investment space and PGGM’s RI team made an important contribution to this development. Our clients will need adequate support from the RI team in the years to come to be able to make and substantiate future choices for investing responsibly. We are confident in entrusting this important responsibility to Hans.’’
PGGM is a cooperative Dutch pension fund service provider. Institutional clients are offered: asset management, pension fund management, policy advice and management support. On December 31, 2017 PGGM had EUR 218 billion in assets under management and was administrating pensions of 3 million participants. Around 725,000 workers in the Dutch healthcare are connected to PGGM&CO, our members organization. Either alone or together with strategic partners, PGGM develops future solutions by linking together pension, care, housing and work.
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