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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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