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Sustainability Newsroom

Volunteers collecting litter

Sustainability Newsroom

Find the latest sustainability related news stories below...

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Global, February 15, 2017

Aegon calls for G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

G20 Logo Aegon Asset Management has joined with 15 other investors and insurers to urge the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Together these companies have assets under management of US$ 2.8 trillion.

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The Netherlands, February 2, 2017

Aegon invests in unique retirement concept

Amvest retirement properties Together with the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands, Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) Aegon has invested an additional €200 million in small-scale assisted living, for people who are no longer able to live independently.

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Germany, January 25, 2017

Aegon extends partnership with auxmoney, leader in financial inclusion

Auxmoney cartoon Aegon will extend its existing partnership with the peer-to-peer platform auxmoney, Germany's leading credit marketplace recognized for its sophisticated consumer credit rating technology.

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The Netherlands, January 18, 2017

Local collaboration for ‘green’ energy

Aegon solar roof This week, 539 solar panels were installed on the roofs of Aegon’s main offices in The Hague, the Netherlands. The initiative provides an opportunity for local residents to benefit from a clean energy tax incentive.

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Global, January 9, 2017

New year resolve: the secret of a happier, longer life

healthy eating Diabetes, cardiovascular issues and achy joints aren’t inevitable in old age, but can result from youthful excess. Don’t sweat festive overindulgence though – our online fix could change your attitude and your life forever.

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United States, December 13, 2016

Top scores for Transamerica in workplace equality

Corporate Equality Index For the second year running, Transamerica, Aegon’s North American subsidiary, has achieved 90 out of a possible 100 points in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. This year the Index rated almost 900 businesses.

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The Netherlands, December 5, 2016

Aegon joins consortium to accelerate investment in UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG Logo Aegon has joined a consortium, with combined assets of over €2.8 trillion, to support investment in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tomorrow they will invite the Dutch government and Central Bank to join them in this support.

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The Netherlands, November 19, 2016

Aegon improves score in Dutch Transparency Benchmark

2016 Transparency Benchmark The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has scored Aegon 186 out of a possible 200 in its 2016 Transparency Benchmark, up from 185 points in 2015. This is well above the financial sector average of 121.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Despite increasingly sustainable investments, Fair Insurance Guide downgrades Aegon rating

Fair Insurance Report Today the Dutch Fair Insurance Guide published its fourth annual policy update. The report measures the sustainability policies of ten Dutch insurers against nine themes in the areas of business management and investments.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Sustainable Aegon fund receives 30 million Euro boost

Homes with sunpanels Aegon's new Government Related Investment Fund, which aims to invest more than 50% in impact investments, has received its first third-party investment of EUR 30 million, increasing the fund’s value to more than EUR 300 million.

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Global, November 7, 2016

Investing responsibly – it’s straightforward right? Wrong…

South Pole Ice Flow A new project to develop a more reliable approach to understanding climate investment risk marks an ambitious attempt by Aegon to escape the inconsistencies in carbon data and climate risk definitions that make comparisons difficult.

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Global, November 2, 2016

Aegon leads industry in tax transparency

2016 Tax Transparency Report Aegon was recognized as the leading financial services company to be ranked in the 2016 Tax Transparency Benchmark, published this week by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO).

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The Netherlands, October 26, 2016

Aegon calls for new climate law

Natural Dutch landscape At today’s Dutch climate conference, Aegon joined 39 other Dutch companies in calling for the next government to establish a new law to ensure the goals of the Paris climate agreement (COP21) are met.

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United States, September 13, 2016

Promising returns for solar investment

Solar panels on house roof Aegon has established its first ever fund for solar energy, enabling an institutional client to invest in sustainable energy and potentially earn above-average returns in the current low to negative interest-rate environment.

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Global, September 9, 2016

Aegon maintains top position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DJSI Logo With a score of 82 in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Aegon has again proved itself to be a sustainability leader in its sector, remaining in the top 10 percent of the financial services industry.

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Global, August 29, 2016

Aegon joins call for G20 to push green finance ‘asap’

Wind farm Aegon has signed a letter to G20 governments calling them to not only make good on their commitment to tackle climate change, but to do so as soon as possible.

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Global, August 1, 2016

50 Shades of green: Investments the market is hungry for

Green housing Aegon was recently selected to participate in the world’s first-ever green residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS). The demand for such bonds is high. Will supply keep up?

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United Kingdom, July 25, 2016

Highest rating for Kames in UN Principles for Responsible Investment survey

UN PRI Logo In the United Nation's most recent Principles for Responsible Investment survey, Aegon Asset Management in the UK, Kames Capital, received the maximum possible rating, which was awarded to just 15% of signatories.

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United States, June 29, 2016

Transamerica partners with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity Logo For the fifth consecutive year, more than 300 Transamerica employees (Aegon's U.S. brand) will help build or repair homes in eight cities across the United States in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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Global, June 13, 2016

Aegon makes first microfinance investments

Black construction worker infront of a digger Aegon has completed its first 8 million of a potential 100 million euro investment in microfinance. A third fund has already been earmarked for an investment later this year.

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United States, June 1, 2016

Health and finance: An essential partnership

American Heart Association Transamerica, Aegon’s US brand, has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote heart-healthy lifestyles as integral to achieving a sound financial outlook.

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Global, May 25, 2016

Aegon strikes coal mining off investment list

Coal fired power station Aegon has taken the decision to strike coal mining off its investment list, and is further stoking sustainability efforts as part of its strategic objectives.

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The Netherlands, May 23, 2016

The sky’s the limit at Aegon for our new Sustainability Strategy Manager

Mindy Howard - Sustainability Strategy Manager Making the grade as one of NASA’s ‘Highly Qualified Astronaut Candidates’ isn’t a prerequisite for leadership in Aegon, but Dr. Mindy Howard reckons the experience might come in handy.

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Global, May 17, 2016

Aegon employees speak out on International Day Against Homophobia

Man with a rainbow flag in front of the ocean Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). For some, these terms, and the issues they reflect, are new. For others the issue of discrimination is very real.

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The Netherlands, April 21, 2016

Private matters: Taking kids seriously

Young boy talking about privacy This month Aegon's Kid's Counsel provided their candid and insightful advice on the subject of data privacy. A number of their insights are already helping determine Aegon's approach to this important topic.

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Brazil, April 12, 2016

Aegon’s retirement research expands to Brazil

Elderly lady close up Today, Aegon expanded its global retirement research network with the launch of the Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon, in Brazil.

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Press Release, March 25, 2016

Aegon publishes 2015 Annual Report and Review

Aegon Logo Aegon N.V. today released its 2015 Annual Report and filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Global, March 16, 2016

Aegon calls for fewer constraints on sustainable investments

Sun panel fitter on roof Commenting on the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a more sustainable energy system, Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts said, "I believe we're on the right track, but the process needs to be faster."

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India, February 16, 2016

Micro pensions in India

Pensioners in India benefitting from micro pensions Aegon is helping India’s working poor avoid the old-age poverty trap. Micro pensions, designed to help people prepare for when they are too old and frail to work is, in fact, something of a ‘big deal’.

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Global, February 11, 2016

Investing in the defense industry: Aegon examines the broader picture

Military plane Exclusion is commonly cited as THE solution for investment in the defense industry. But where do you draw the line? Companies that produce or maintain weapons for peace keeping? Or even companies that produce probiotic drinks?

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Hong Kong, February 2, 2016

Asia employees tackle waste and hunger in Hong Kong

Food Angel Logo Around 3,600 tons of quality food is wasted in Hong Kong every day, a city where almost one million people live in poverty. Our employees in Hong Kong, worked with local charity FoodAngel to help combat the problem.

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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon hosts 'best of' International Pride Photo Awards

Pride Photo Award Aegon Invitation This month, Aegon hosted the 'best of' the International Pride Photo Awards exhibition at its Head Office in The Hague. The event was organized by members of Aegon's LGBT employee network as a celebration of inclusion in the company.

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Japan, January 6, 2016

Aegon Japan leads same-sex recognition

Two Japanese men on sofa Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC) joins a first wave of insurers to recognize same-sex partnerships in Japan.

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Global, January 4, 2016

Aegon invests €45 million in German wind park

Wind farm Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.

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Global, December 22, 2015

Aegon commits to action against climate change

Paris Pledge Logo Following last week’s global climate summit in Paris, where governments adopted the world’s first universal climate change accord, Aegon signed the Paris Pledge for Action, together with more than 500 businesses and investors.

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Thailand, December 14, 2015

ADAMS Thailand supports local Thai school children

Bang Wang Jorakee School in Samut Sakorn province As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program, Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services Thailand (ADAMS), is helping improve children's futures through their commitment to education.

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Global, December 11, 2015

Aegon joins call for action on climate change

Wind turbines and solar panels in a field Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts has backed a call for European governments, and the European Commission, currently meeting in Paris, to make a “strong and ambitious response to climate change”.

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Global, December 3, 2015

Disability inclusion is a mindset, not a numbers game

Aegon employee Arjan with just 20% sight Aegon has achieved one of the primary goals of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year: Awareness.

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The Netherlands, November 20, 2015

Aegon tops sector in Netherlands’ Transparency Benchmark

Best LGBT employer logo The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has scored Aegon 185 out of 200 in its Transparency Benchmark, making Aegon the 12th most transparent company in sustainability reporting, and top ranking in the financial services industry.

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USA, November 18, 2015

Transamerica among Best Places to Work for LGBT Employees

Corporate Equality Index Badge In the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, scored 90 out of a possible 100. The 2016 CEI rated a total of 1,027 businesses in the report.

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Scotland, October 6, 2015

Aegon sponsors Scottish Thistles netball team

Scottish Thistles Netball Team Kames Capital, Aegon’s specialist investment management business, based in Edinburgh and London, have become the latest sponsor of the Scottish national netball team, the Scottish Thistles.

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Global, September 11, 2015

Aegon receives its highest-ever score in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Cartoon from Aegon 2014 Review With an increase of one point in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices assessment by RobecoSAM, Aegon not only achieved its highest ever score, but outperformed 94% of the companies in our sector.

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Global, September 8, 2015

A step forward for our carbon footprint

Girl watching sunset Companies like Aegon have a comparatively small carbon footprint, with their paperless, energy-efficient offices. But with around 650 billion euros invested on behalf of clients, what about Aegon's indirect carbon footprint?

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Global, August 14, 2015

Family matters: Addressing the equality balance

Mix race women presenting Aegon’s efforts to embrace equality among its workforce are paying off. More than 52% of our global workforce is female and 32% of our senior management. But is there room for improvement?

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Los Angeles, July 28, 2015

Aegon sponsors Team NL at 2015 Special Olympics

Trienco wins bronze and gold for Team NL At the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities, from more than 165 countries, will compete against each other.

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The Netherlands, July 28, 2015

Is investment in the arms industry ever legitimate?

Military plane With 645 billion euro in investments, Aegon is a key player in the investment world. With this level of influence it has the power to give the world a nudge in the right (sustainable) direction. But they're not immune to criticism.

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USA, July 14, 2015

Transamerica Institute® invited to White House Conference on Aging

White House Conference on Aging On July 13, the Transamerica Institute was represented at the White House Conference on Aging by its president, Catherine Collinson.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1, 2015

Aegon Breakfast Club: a healthy start in life

Children enjoying breakfast club at Aegon head office Today, Aegon celebrated the success of its Breakfast Club pilot with breakfast for 10 families at its head office in the Hague. The pilot builds on the success of Aegon UK's award winning breakfast club established in 2010.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 11, 2015

Responsible investment: out of sight not out of mind…

Family walking in the mountains Aegon Asset Management outsources around EUR 22 billion to external asset managers. A track record of achieving excellent returns is obviously a key selection criteria, but how confident can they be that this isn’t at any cost?

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1, 2015

Just how responsible is Aegon?

Women looking at wind turbines Last year, Responsible Investment (RI) Advisor, Rob Lake, scrutinized processes and attitudes towards RI at Aegon. In this candid interview he outlines his findings, which will be used to develop our RI ambitions for 2015 and beyond.

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The Hague, Netherlands, April 17, 2015

Employees giving back on Volunteer Day

Volunteers Friday (Vrijwilligerswerk Vrijdag) logo In April of 2015, 345 Aegon employees rolled up their sleeves in order to give back to the Dutch Community. Here’s a short summary of all the different activities they participated in.

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The Hague, Netherlands, March 25, 2015

Random acts of kindness support product launch

Screenshot from a film where Aegon surprises customers with a high-performance courtesy car Aegon recently surprised customers in the Netherlands with a number of unexpected gifts, including high-performance cars.

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Spain, February 25, 2015

Aegon Spain partners with UNICEF to combat infant mortality

UNICEF logo In 2015, Aegon Spain partnered up with UNICEF to raise funds for infant mortality.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, February 13, 2015

Aegon UK donates £66,666 to local charities

Aegon UK Logo In 2014, Aegon UK donated around 100,000 euros (£66,666) to Alzheimer Scotland, Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents, and the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer Trust.

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Poland, February 10, 2015

Aegon Poland supports youth football team Katowice Development

Rozwoju Katowize Rocznik player with children Since September 2014, Aegon Poland has supported the youth football team ‘Rozwoju Katowize Rocznik’.

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Global, January 23, 2015

'The Essential' Collection

Aegon Essential Collection Video Portraits Martin and Inge Riebeek were commissioned by Aegon to produce ‘The Essential’ collection. Over a number of years this has resulted in a series of remarkable video portraits that provide a fascinating insight into people's lives.

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Hong Kong, China, January 21, 2015

Oxfam Walkathon 2015 in Hong Kong

Transamerica Life Bermuda employees and family at Oxfam walkathon According to the 2014 Global Aegon Employee Engagement Survey, 77% employees believe it is imperative for Aegon to engage corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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The Hague, Netherlands, December 24, 2014

Aegon raises money for Serious Request’s ‘Glass House’ Fundraiser

Serious Request office in the Aegon building Every year, the Serious Request radio station in the Netherlands holds a fundraiser to raise money for a particular cause. This year, the cause was girls and women living in war and conflict zones that become victims of sexual abuse.

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The Hague, Netherlands, December 18, 2014

iMove Ceremony in the Hague

IMove award winners at ceremony Every year Aegon Netherlands presents the iMove award to a colleague or group of colleagues that have done something extraordinary in the workplace.

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The Hague, Netherlands, December 18, 2014

Christmas dinner for the lonely elderly

Aegon Head Office decorated for Christmas Dinner for local ederly folk For the past six years, Aegon has organized a Christmas dinner for the lonely elderly in Mariahoeve, our Corporate Center in the Netherlands.

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Poland, November 27, 2014

Aegon Poland’s ‘Noble Package’

Gift wrapped present Every Christmas, Aegon Poland prepares a 'Noble Package' for a family in need. Aegon chooses one family and provides a list of what they need to all employees.

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Slovakia, November 13, 2014

Stars event for children yields over €20,000

AS Trencin player at Star Child In 2014, Aegon Slovakia sponsored its latest ‘Star Child’ sporting event.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 7, 2014

Transamerica supports 'Movember'

Movember Logo In 2013, Transamerica, Aegon’s successful brand in North America, was able to raise $6,500 for the Movember movement.

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Twitter.com/Aegon, November 4, 2014

What's your 'sustainability' issue?

#AskAegon Aegon will hold a live sustainability Q&A session on November 18 via Twitter.

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Poland, October 28, 2014

Aegon Poland participates in the ‘Open Company’ Event

Aegon logo In 2014, Aegon Poland worked in partnership with the Junior Achievement Foundation and participated in the 'Open Company'. This involved thousands of volunteers visiting schools to teach students about entrepreneurship.

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The Hague, Netherlands, October 1, 2014

Successful Collection for the ‘Slimme Boefjes’ foundation

Slimme Boefjes logo The 'Slimme Boefjes' (Smart Rascals) foundation was created to help pregnant women on a limited budget. Aegon was able to help by collecting items of second-hand baby clothing and equipment.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 29, 2014

Transamerica employees give back to the community

Transamerica logo “Being Tomorrow Makers is not just about providing a solid financial future for our customers. It’s also about making a better tomorrow for everyone, especially the people in the communities where we live and work.”

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The Hague, September 26, 2014

Aegon receives Building Public Trust Award 2014

Aegon Today, Aegon won PwC’s Building Public Trust Award 2014 for its integrated reporting.

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Baltimore, Maryland, September 11, 2014

Transamerica supports the My Sister’s Place Lodge charity

Transamerica group photo for My Sister’s Place Lodge In September 2014, Transamerica, Aegon’s successful brand in North America, participated in the ninth bi-annual event run by the My Sister’s Place Lodge charity.

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USA, July 28, 2014

Partnership with RetirementJobs.com helps Americans over the age of 50 find work

Retirement Jobs Transamerica* has entered an agreement with RetirementJobs.com to make it easier for those over the age of 50 to find jobs and volunteer positions with non-profit organizations as part of their ‘new retirement’.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 11, 2014

Transamerica supports the Zach Johnson Foundation

Transamerica employee group photo at the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic golf game More than 100 Transamerica employees at Transamerica’s Cedar Rapids office volunteered their time at the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic golf game. Transamerica is Aegon’s successful brand in North America.

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Slovakia, July 10, 2014

“Rainbow in the Heart” Concert Sponsored by Aegon Slovakia

Aegon reception desk at the Rainbow in the heart concert For the third time, Aegon Slovakia sponsored a benefit concert for children with disabilities and learning difficulties titled “Rainbow in the Heart”.

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Madrid, Spain, June 16, 2014

Aegon Spain raises funds for UNICEF

UNICEF Logo Aegon Spain partners with UNICEF to raise funds for a variety of causes. For example, over the last three years, they have hosted a charity breakfast and a sporting event.

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Poland, January 24, 2014

Aegon Poland supports the Free Syria Foundation

Free Syria Foundation logo Aegon Poland supported the Free Syria Foundation during the war, helping women and children.

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Spain, December 20, 2013

Aegon Spain partners with the Theodora Foundation

Theodora Foundation logo Aegon Spain partners with the Theodora Foundation. They provide 'smile doctors' - professional artists who dress up like doctors to bring joy to hospitalized children.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 21, 2013

Transamerica awarded for Community Service

Transamerica logo Transamerica receives the ‘Best Community Improvement Program’ award for their partnership with Matthew 25.

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Poland, November 4, 2013

Aegon Poland launches a campaign to inform people about retirement

Saving pot with Pension written on it In 2013, Aegon Poland joined the Confederation of Leviathan and other pension companies to create a campaign to raise awareness on pensions.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, September 3, 2013

Transamerica raises awareness about the importance of having life insurance

Life insurance awareness month logo “Life Insurance Awareness month is a way for Transamerica to celebrate the fact that we help millions of people safeguard their families’ futures,” says Aegon Americas CEO Mark Mullin.

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The Hague, July 30, 2013

Aegon Rated Among Top 20 for Sustainability

Aegon has been included in the Euronext Vigeo Benelux 20 index, which identifies the top 20 companies in the Benelux region based on their performance with regard to the environment, social issues, and corporate governance.

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The Hague, Netherlands, March 7, 2013

Aegon Partners with Salesforce

Salesforce logo One of Aegon's global strategic priorities is to become a more customer centric organization. Aegon took a large step forward by partnering with Salesforce.

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The Hague, Netherlands, November 7, 2011

Aegon supports the “Bikkels” in the Netherlands

Bart de Graaff Foundation logo Since 2013, Aegon has been the proud sponsor of the 'Bart de Graaff Foundation' (BGF) in the Netherlands. The foundation supports young people who have a life-threatening disablement.

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Community Support

The Netherlands, February 2, 2017

Aegon invests in unique retirement concept

Amvest retirement properties Together with the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands, Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) Aegon has invested an additional €200 million in small-scale assisted living, for people who are no longer able to live independently.

Read more


Global, January 9, 2017

New year resolve: the secret of a happier, longer life

healthy eating Diabetes, cardiovascular issues and achy joints aren’t inevitable in old age, but can result from youthful excess. Don’t sweat festive overindulgence though – our online fix could change your attitude and your life forever.

Read more


United States, June 29, 2016

Transamerica partners with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity Logo For the fifth consecutive year, more than 300 Transamerica employees (Aegon's U.S. brand) will help build or repair homes in eight cities across the United States in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

Read more


Global, June 13, 2016

Aegon makes first microfinance investments

Black construction worker infront of a digger Aegon has completed its first 8 million of a potential 100 million euro investment in microfinance. A third fund has already been earmarked for an investment later this year.

Read more


United States, June 1, 2016

Health and finance: An essential partnership

American Heart Association Transamerica, Aegon’s US brand, has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote heart-healthy lifestyles as integral to achieving a sound financial outlook.

Read more


Brazil, April 12, 2016

Aegon’s retirement research expands to Brazil

Elderly lady close up Today, Aegon expanded its global retirement research network with the launch of the Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon, in Brazil.

Read more


India, February 16, 2016

Micro pensions in India

Pensioners in India benefitting from micro pensions Aegon is helping India’s working poor avoid the old-age poverty trap. Micro pensions, designed to help people prepare for when they are too old and frail to work is, in fact, something of a ‘big deal’.

Read more


Hong Kong, February 2, 2016

Asia employees tackle waste and hunger in Hong Kong

Food Angel Logo Around 3,600 tons of quality food is wasted in Hong Kong every day, a city where almost one million people live in poverty. Our employees in Hong Kong, worked with local charity FoodAngel to help combat the problem.

Read more


Thailand, December 14, 2015

ADAMS Thailand supports local Thai school children

Bang Wang Jorakee School in Samut Sakorn province As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program, Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services Thailand (ADAMS), is helping improve children's futures through their commitment to education.

Read more


Los Angeles, July 28, 2015

Aegon sponsors Team NL at 2015 Special Olympics

Trienco wins bronze and gold for Team NL At the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities, from more than 165 countries, will compete against each other.

Read more


The Hague, The Netherlands, July 1, 2015

Aegon Breakfast Club: a healthy start in life

Children enjoying breakfast club at Aegon head office Today, Aegon celebrated the success of its Breakfast Club pilot with breakfast for 10 families at its head office in the Hague. The pilot builds on the success of Aegon UK's award winning breakfast club established in 2010.

Read more


UK, April 29, 2015

Because critical illnesses happen to other people...

Seven families campaign The Seven Families latest beneficiary is Graeme Snell, who is recovering from a bilateral stroke. Aegon UK has provided funding for Seven Families - a campaign that promotes the benefits of income protection cover - since 2014.

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April 2, 2015

Aegon helps Transform Tomorrow for serious burns survivors

3D Cartilage Printer In 2014, the Dutch Burns Foundation purchased an advanced 3D printer for the reconstruction of ears and noses for burns victims. Last week, following months of testing, the printer was used for the first time.

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Spain, February 25, 2015

Aegon Spain partners with UNICEF to combat infant mortality

UNICEF logo In 2015, Aegon Spain partnered up with UNICEF to raise funds for infant mortality.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, February 23, 2015

Aegon Kid’s Counsel offers new perspective

Group of children Aegon recently set up its own Kids Counsel in cooperation with Missing Chapter Foundation and UNICEF Netherlands. In the very first session last week, the new council examined a number of issues from an entirely new perspective.

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Poland, February 10, 2015

Aegon Poland supports youth football team Katowice Development

Rozwoju Katowize Rocznik player with children Since September 2014, Aegon Poland has supported the youth football team ‘Rozwoju Katowize Rocznik’.

Read more


Hong Kong, China, January 21, 2015

Oxfam Walkathon 2015 in Hong Kong

Transamerica Life Bermuda employees and family at Oxfam walkathon According to the 2014 Global Aegon Employee Engagement Survey, 77% employees believe it is imperative for Aegon to engage corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Read more


The Hague, Netherlands, December 24, 2014

Aegon raises money for Serious Request’s ‘Glass House’ Fundraiser

Serious Request office in the Aegon building Every year, the Serious Request radio station in the Netherlands holds a fundraiser to raise money for a particular cause. This year, the cause was girls and women living in war and conflict zones that become victims of sexual abuse.

Read more


UK, December 24, 2014

Three-time cancer survivor Patrick McIntosh takes on the South Pole

Patrick McIntosh Aegon in the UK will support Chartered Financial Planner and three-time cancer survivor, Patrick McIntosh, as he embarks on an expedition to the South Pole to raise awareness of health issues and the importance of financial protection.

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The Hague, Netherlands, December 18, 2014

iMove Ceremony in the Hague

IMove award winners at ceremony Every year Aegon Netherlands presents the iMove award to a colleague or group of colleagues that have done something extraordinary in the workplace.

Read more


The Hague, Netherlands, December 18, 2014

Christmas dinner for the lonely elderly

Aegon Head Office decorated for Christmas Dinner for local ederly folk For the past six years, Aegon has organized a Christmas dinner for the lonely elderly in Mariahoeve, our Corporate Center in the Netherlands.

Read more


Poland, November 27, 2014

Aegon Poland’s ‘Noble Package’

Gift wrapped present Every Christmas, Aegon Poland prepares a 'Noble Package' for a family in need. Aegon chooses one family and provides a list of what they need to all employees.

Read more


Poland, October 28, 2014

Aegon Poland participates in the ‘Open Company’ Event

Aegon logo In 2014, Aegon Poland worked in partnership with the Junior Achievement Foundation and participated in the 'Open Company'. This involved thousands of volunteers visiting schools to teach students about entrepreneurship.

Read more


The Hague, Netherlands, October 1, 2014

Successful Collection for the ‘Slimme Boefjes’ foundation

Slimme Boefjes logo The 'Slimme Boefjes' (Smart Rascals) foundation was created to help pregnant women on a limited budget. Aegon was able to help by collecting items of second-hand baby clothing and equipment.

Read more


May 21, 2014

Transamerica Partners with Habitat for Humanity for third year

Aegon in the Community In May, more than 350 Transamerica employees will join efforts with Habitat for Humanity to renovate or build new homes in 12 cities across the United States. Transamerica is Aegon's successful brand in North America.

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Poland, January 24, 2014

Aegon Poland supports the Free Syria Foundation

Free Syria Foundation logo Aegon Poland supported the Free Syria Foundation during the war, helping women and children.

Read more


Poland, November 4, 2013

Aegon Poland launches a campaign to inform people about retirement

Saving pot with Pension written on it In 2013, Aegon Poland joined the Confederation of Leviathan and other pension companies to create a campaign to raise awareness on pensions.

Read more


The Hague, Netherlands, November 7, 2011

Aegon supports the “Bikkels” in the Netherlands

Bart de Graaff Foundation logo Since 2013, Aegon has been the proud sponsor of the 'Bart de Graaff Foundation' (BGF) in the Netherlands. The foundation supports young people who have a life-threatening disablement.

Read more


June 29, 2010

Planting seeds with CARE Burundi

Solidarity group Kabumba from the CARE Burundi project Aegon is working with CARE Burundi to provide east African farmers with seeds for food crops like beans and sweet potatoes. More than 5,000 farmers are now preparing to gather the crops planted last January.

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June 7, 2010

Grass-court tennis is Aegon blue

Aegon UK Tennis Sponsorship Summer tennis season is here and the United Kingdom grass courts are again colored Aegon blue.  

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Diversity

Germany, January 25, 2017

Aegon extends partnership with auxmoney, leader in financial inclusion

Auxmoney cartoon Aegon will extend its existing partnership with the peer-to-peer platform auxmoney, Germany's leading credit marketplace recognized for its sophisticated consumer credit rating technology.

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United States, December 13, 2016

Top scores for Transamerica in workplace equality

Corporate Equality Index For the second year running, Transamerica, Aegon’s North American subsidiary, has achieved 90 out of a possible 100 points in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index. This year the Index rated almost 900 businesses.

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Global, May 17, 2016

Aegon employees speak out on International Day Against Homophobia

Man with a rainbow flag in front of the ocean Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). For some, these terms, and the issues they reflect, are new. For others the issue of discrimination is very real.

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The Netherlands, January 21, 2016

Aegon hosts 'best of' International Pride Photo Awards

Pride Photo Award Aegon Invitation This month, Aegon hosted the 'best of' the International Pride Photo Awards exhibition at its Head Office in The Hague. The event was organized by members of Aegon's LGBT employee network as a celebration of inclusion in the company.

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Japan, January 6, 2016

Aegon Japan leads same-sex recognition

Two Japanese men on sofa Aegon Sony Life Insurance Company (ASLIC) joins a first wave of insurers to recognize same-sex partnerships in Japan.

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Global, December 3, 2015

Disability inclusion is a mindset, not a numbers game

Aegon employee Arjan with just 20% sight Aegon has achieved one of the primary goals of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year: Awareness.

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USA, November 18, 2015

Transamerica among Best Places to Work for LGBT Employees

Corporate Equality Index Badge In the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Transamerica, Aegon's popular brand in North America, scored 90 out of a possible 100. The 2016 CEI rated a total of 1,027 businesses in the report.

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Global, August 14, 2015

Family matters: Addressing the equality balance

Mix race women presenting Aegon’s efforts to embrace equality among its workforce are paying off. More than 52% of our global workforce is female and 32% of our senior management. But is there room for improvement?

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Global, April 30, 2015

Measuring up: Aegon joins the high-performers

Over the last four years, Aegon’s employee engagement and enablement scores have increased significantly. In these areas, Aegon not only out-performs its peers, but it also meets or exceeds the level of high-performing organizations.

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Global, April 7, 2015

Young Aegon gets a new addition to its global family

Young Aegon Young Aegon, a group for 'Growing' Aegon Professionals, was established in the Netherlands in 2008. Today, Young Aegon has over 300 members in the Netherlands alone. This month, Young Aegon Spain became the newest group.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014

The Benefits of Diversity

Diversity at Aegon Many countries have strict rules about non-discrimination. But the arguments in favor of a more diverse workforce go much deeper than legal requirements alone – something Aegon is benefiting from right across its business.

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Responsible Investment

Global, February 15, 2017

Aegon calls for G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

G20 Logo Aegon Asset Management has joined with 15 other investors and insurers to urge the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Together these companies have assets under management of US$ 2.8 trillion.

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The Netherlands, February 2, 2017

Aegon invests in unique retirement concept

Amvest retirement properties Together with the second largest pension fund in the Netherlands, Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW) Aegon has invested an additional €200 million in small-scale assisted living, for people who are no longer able to live independently.

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The Netherlands, December 5, 2016

Aegon joins consortium to accelerate investment in UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG Logo Aegon has joined a consortium, with combined assets of over €2.8 trillion, to support investment in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tomorrow they will invite the Dutch government and Central Bank to join them in this support.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Despite increasingly sustainable investments, Fair Insurance Guide downgrades Aegon rating

Fair Insurance Report Today the Dutch Fair Insurance Guide published its fourth annual policy update. The report measures the sustainability policies of ten Dutch insurers against nine themes in the areas of business management and investments.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Sustainable Aegon fund receives 30 million Euro boost

Homes with sunpanels Aegon's new Government Related Investment Fund, which aims to invest more than 50% in impact investments, has received its first third-party investment of EUR 30 million, increasing the fund’s value to more than EUR 300 million.

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Global, November 2, 2016

Aegon leads industry in tax transparency

2016 Tax Transparency Report Aegon was recognized as the leading financial services company to be ranked in the 2016 Tax Transparency Benchmark, published this week by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO).

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The Netherlands, October 26, 2016

Aegon calls for new climate law

Natural Dutch landscape At today’s Dutch climate conference, Aegon joined 39 other Dutch companies in calling for the next government to establish a new law to ensure the goals of the Paris climate agreement (COP21) are met.

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United States, September 13, 2016

Promising returns for solar investment

Solar panels on house roof Aegon has established its first ever fund for solar energy, enabling an institutional client to invest in sustainable energy and potentially earn above-average returns in the current low to negative interest-rate environment.

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Global, September 9, 2016

Aegon maintains top position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DJSI Logo With a score of 82 in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Aegon has again proved itself to be a sustainability leader in its sector, remaining in the top 10 percent of the financial services industry.

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Global, August 29, 2016

Aegon joins call for G20 to push green finance ‘asap’

Wind farm Aegon has signed a letter to G20 governments calling them to not only make good on their commitment to tackle climate change, but to do so as soon as possible.

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Global, August 1, 2016

50 Shades of green: Investments the market is hungry for

Green housing Aegon was recently selected to participate in the world’s first-ever green residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS). The demand for such bonds is high. Will supply keep up?

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United Kingdom, July 25, 2016

Highest rating for Kames in UN Principles for Responsible Investment survey

UN PRI Logo In the United Nation's most recent Principles for Responsible Investment survey, Aegon Asset Management in the UK, Kames Capital, received the maximum possible rating, which was awarded to just 15% of signatories.

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Global, June 13, 2016

Aegon makes first microfinance investments

Black construction worker infront of a digger Aegon has completed its first 8 million of a potential 100 million euro investment in microfinance. A third fund has already been earmarked for an investment later this year.

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Global, May 25, 2016

Aegon strikes coal mining off investment list

Coal fired power station Aegon has taken the decision to strike coal mining off its investment list, and is further stoking sustainability efforts as part of its strategic objectives.

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Global, March 16, 2016

Aegon calls for fewer constraints on sustainable investments

Sun panel fitter on roof Commenting on the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a more sustainable energy system, Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts said, "I believe we're on the right track, but the process needs to be faster."

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India, February 16, 2016

Micro pensions in India

Pensioners in India benefitting from micro pensions Aegon is helping India’s working poor avoid the old-age poverty trap. Micro pensions, designed to help people prepare for when they are too old and frail to work is, in fact, something of a ‘big deal’.

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Global, February 11, 2016

Investing in the defense industry: Aegon examines the broader picture

Military plane Exclusion is commonly cited as THE solution for investment in the defense industry. But where do you draw the line? Companies that produce or maintain weapons for peace keeping? Or even companies that produce probiotic drinks?

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Global, January 4, 2016

Aegon invests €45 million in German wind park

Wind farm Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.

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Global, December 22, 2015

Aegon commits to action against climate change

Paris Pledge Logo Following last week’s global climate summit in Paris, where governments adopted the world’s first universal climate change accord, Aegon signed the Paris Pledge for Action, together with more than 500 businesses and investors.

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Global, December 11, 2015

Aegon joins call for action on climate change

Wind turbines and solar panels in a field Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts has backed a call for European governments, and the European Commission, currently meeting in Paris, to make a “strong and ambitious response to climate change”.

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The Netherlands, November 20, 2015

Aegon tops sector in Netherlands’ Transparency Benchmark

Best LGBT employer logo The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has scored Aegon 185 out of 200 in its Transparency Benchmark, making Aegon the 12th most transparent company in sustainability reporting, and top ranking in the financial services industry.

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Global, September 11, 2015

Aegon receives its highest-ever score in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Cartoon from Aegon 2014 Review With an increase of one point in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices assessment by RobecoSAM, Aegon not only achieved its highest ever score, but outperformed 94% of the companies in our sector.

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Global, September 8, 2015

A step forward for our carbon footprint

Girl watching sunset Companies like Aegon have a comparatively small carbon footprint, with their paperless, energy-efficient offices. But with around 650 billion euros invested on behalf of clients, what about Aegon's indirect carbon footprint?

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The Netherlands, July 28, 2015

Is investment in the arms industry ever legitimate?

Military plane With 645 billion euro in investments, Aegon is a key player in the investment world. With this level of influence it has the power to give the world a nudge in the right (sustainable) direction. But they're not immune to criticism.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 11, 2015

Responsible investment: out of sight not out of mind…

Family walking in the mountains Aegon Asset Management outsources around EUR 22 billion to external asset managers. A track record of achieving excellent returns is obviously a key selection criteria, but how confident can they be that this isn’t at any cost?

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The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1, 2015

Just how responsible is Aegon?

Women looking at wind turbines Last year, Responsible Investment (RI) Advisor, Rob Lake, scrutinized processes and attitudes towards RI at Aegon. In this candid interview he outlines his findings, which will be used to develop our RI ambitions for 2015 and beyond.

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The Hague, The Netherlands, March 31, 2014

Aegon Asset Management embraces Impact Investing

Aegon Green Bonds This month, Aegon Asset Management once again participated in a new “green” bond issued by the World Bank. The 550 million euro three-year fixed rate global green bond, was the first green bond to be issued in euros by the World Bank.

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The Hague, September 12, 2013

Aegon Again Among World’s Most Sustainable Insurers

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Aegon has been included once again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as one of the world’s most sustainable insurance companies.

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Environmental Protection

Global, February 15, 2017

Aegon calls for G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

G20 Logo Aegon Asset Management has joined with 15 other investors and insurers to urge the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Together these companies have assets under management of US$ 2.8 trillion.

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The Netherlands, January 18, 2017

Local collaboration for ‘green’ energy

Aegon solar roof This week, 539 solar panels were installed on the roofs of Aegon’s main offices in The Hague, the Netherlands. The initiative provides an opportunity for local residents to benefit from a clean energy tax incentive.

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The Netherlands, November 16, 2016

Sustainable Aegon fund receives 30 million Euro boost

Homes with sunpanels Aegon's new Government Related Investment Fund, which aims to invest more than 50% in impact investments, has received its first third-party investment of EUR 30 million, increasing the fund’s value to more than EUR 300 million.

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The Netherlands, October 26, 2016

Aegon calls for new climate law

Natural Dutch landscape At today’s Dutch climate conference, Aegon joined 39 other Dutch companies in calling for the next government to establish a new law to ensure the goals of the Paris climate agreement (COP21) are met.

Read more


United States, September 13, 2016

Promising returns for solar investment

Solar panels on house roof Aegon has established its first ever fund for solar energy, enabling an institutional client to invest in sustainable energy and potentially earn above-average returns in the current low to negative interest-rate environment.

Read more


Global, September 9, 2016

Aegon maintains top position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DJSI Logo With a score of 82 in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Aegon has again proved itself to be a sustainability leader in its sector, remaining in the top 10 percent of the financial services industry.

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Global, August 29, 2016

Aegon joins call for G20 to push green finance ‘asap’

Wind farm Aegon has signed a letter to G20 governments calling them to not only make good on their commitment to tackle climate change, but to do so as soon as possible.

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Global, May 25, 2016

Aegon strikes coal mining off investment list

Coal fired power station Aegon has taken the decision to strike coal mining off its investment list, and is further stoking sustainability efforts as part of its strategic objectives.

Read more


Global, January 4, 2016

Aegon invests €45 million in German wind park

Wind farm Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has invested €45 million in an offshore wind farm as part of its commitment to a low carbon energy future.

Read more


Global, December 22, 2015

Aegon commits to action against climate change

Paris Pledge Logo Following last week’s global climate summit in Paris, where governments adopted the world’s first universal climate change accord, Aegon signed the Paris Pledge for Action, together with more than 500 businesses and investors.

Read more


Global, December 11, 2015

Aegon joins call for action on climate change

Wind turbines and solar panels in a field Aegon CEO Alex Wynaendts has backed a call for European governments, and the European Commission, currently meeting in Paris, to make a “strong and ambitious response to climate change”.

Read more


Global, September 11, 2015

Aegon receives its highest-ever score in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Cartoon from Aegon 2014 Review With an increase of one point in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices assessment by RobecoSAM, Aegon not only achieved its highest ever score, but outperformed 94% of the companies in our sector.

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Global, September 8, 2015

A step forward for our carbon footprint

Girl watching sunset Companies like Aegon have a comparatively small carbon footprint, with their paperless, energy-efficient offices. But with around 650 billion euros invested on behalf of clients, what about Aegon's indirect carbon footprint?

Read more


The Hague, Netherlands, November 13, 2013

Aegon Global Ethics Line

Professional women calling on smartphone In 2008, Aegon introduced the Aegon Global Ethics Line. This is a secure and anonymous channel for employees and stakeholders to report malpractice or dishonesty.

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The Hague, September 12, 2013

Aegon Again Among World’s Most Sustainable Insurers

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Aegon has been included once again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as one of the world’s most sustainable insurance companies.

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