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Aegon Asset Management publishes Responsible Investment Report

July 10, 2012

Aegon Asset Management (AAM) places high importance on responsible investment (RI), and discusses its RI initiatives and developments in its Responsible Investment Report 2011.

AAM Responsible Investment Report 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 
AAM is a significant investor in a large number of industries and companies, and takes its responsibility as a capital provider seriously. AAM also believes that integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into investment decision making and ownership can have a positive impact on customers' long-term risk-adjusted financial returns and the sustainable success of the company itself.

Highlights of RI activities and developments in 2011

  • Aegon N.V. publishes a new Global Responsible Investment Policy.
  • AAM engages with 227 companies on subjects including corporate governance, the environment, animal welfare, transparency, remuneration, health & safety and human rights.
  • AAM becomes a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
  • Aegon puts in place a Global Responsible Investment Committee.
  • AAM initiates a procedure to select an ESG data provider.
  • AAM invests in ESG training for its analysts and portfolio managers.
  • Aegon's impact investments amount to almost EUR 3 billion: renewable energy (more than EUR 150 million), social housing (EUR 2.6 billion) and sustainable timber (EUR 108 million).
  • Aegon's SRI products amount to EUR 1.2 billion at the end of 2011.

Responsible Investment Report

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