Although there has been enormous growth in prosperity over the past century, stability and economic development are increasingly threatened by global issues. These include climate change, the scarcity of natural resources such as water and minerals, rising food prices and income inequality. This will impact future investment results. Sustainability and viability are therefore key to our activities over the long term.

To safeguard this, PGGM has developed three beliefs for Responsible Investment:

  1. Responsible investment pays off: PGGM firmly believes that sustainability factors materially influence the risk-return profile of the investments and that this influence will steadily increase in the future.
  2. No good and stable return in the long term without sustainable development: PGGM firmly believes that sustainable development is necessary in order to generate good and stable investment returns for our clients in the long term.
  3. The driving force of capital: PGGM firmly believes that by leveraging the driving force of investments for our clients it can and must make a positive contribution to sustainable development through its investment decisions.

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