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Sustainability Ratings

Aegon works closely with a number of sustainability rating agencies, who regularly assess our performance. We have also received a number of independent awards for our performance in various aspects of sustainability.

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Global sustainability ratings

 

Agency Latest assessment
Robeco Sam 2017 Sustainability Award for Aegon

In 2017,  Aegon scored 79 out of a possible 100 points. With this score, Aegon outperformed 84% of the companies in our sector.

We retained our place in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 17th consecutive year, as well as in the European Index.

Aegon maintained its Bronze Class distinction in the 2017 RobecoSAM Sustainability Awards (based on our 2016 results).

FTSE4Good Logo Aegon has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index since 2001. The FTSE4Good Index Series recognizes the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Aegon scores 3.8 on scale of 0-5. This puts us in the top 5% of companies.
Asset Owners Disclosure Project Logo The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) is an independent global not-for-profit organization that recognizes the specific financial risk attributes of climate change. In 2017, AODP included asset managers in their Global Climate Index for the first time. Aegon Asset Management was ranked 12th out of the world's 50 largest asset managers. The ranking is based on three key capabilities: Governance & Strategy, Portfolio Carbon Risk Management and Metrics & Targets.
Logo Oekom Okoem Research is one of the world's leading rating agencies. In 2016, Oekom rated Aegon with an overall grade of C. This gives us 'Prime' status, and puts us amongst the top 10% for ESG performance in our industry.
Logo Vigeo

The Euronext-Vigeo indices include companies with the most advanced performance in corporate responsibility, including environmental and social issues and corporate governance.

Based on Vigeo's 2017 assessment, Aegon maintains its membership of the following Indices: Eurozone 120 (the 120 most advanced companies in the Eurozone region), Europe 120 (the 120 most advanced companies in Europe) and Benelux 20 (the 20 most advanced companies in the Benelux region).

MSCI ESG Ranking Logo We have maintained our 'AA' rating for the last five years with US-based MSCI, a provider of equity, fixed income and hedge fund stock market indexes. Globally, MSCI rank Aegon 6th (up from 8th last year) in the Life and Health Insurance sector, with a responsible investment score of 9.4 out of  a maximum possible 10 points.
Sustainalytics In 2017, global responsible investment research firm Sustainalytics rated Aegon 77 points out of 100, which qualifies us for an outperformer rating. Our score increased by 3 points compared to 2016.
CDP Every year, we provide data on our environmental performance to CDP. For our 2017 input, we maintained our C rating. We no longer receive a disclosure score (while in previous year we did), as the new methodology used by CDP integrates this score in the overall rating.

Dutch sustainability ratings

 

Agency Latest assessment
VDBO Logo

In the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development's (VBDO)  2017 Sustainability Performance of Dutch Stock Listed Companies, Aegon was a leader in the financial sector for identifying areas of support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Overall we were ranked 5th out of 30 Dutch insurance companies.

 Cover of VBDO 2016 Tax Transparency Benchmark Report The VBDO's Tax Transparency Benchmark focuses specifically on corporate disclosure around tax procedures and practices. In 2017, Aegon was the highest ranking financial services company in the VBDO's Tax Transparency Benchmark, and ranked 2nd among all listed companies in The Netherlands.
 Dutch Ministery of Affairs logo The Dutch Transparency Benchmark is carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, and ranks the largest 500 companies in the Netherlands. In 2017, Aegon's annual report scored 184 points, two points less than 2016. This places us in 31st position. The Transparency Benchmark will not be published after 2017. From 2018, there will be an award for the best annual report.   Further details >

updated November 13, 2013

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