External recognition

Aegon works closely with several non-financial performance benchmarks that regularly assess our environment, social and governance (ESG) performance and practices.

We have received independent awards for our performance across the spectrum of responsible business.

MSCI ESG Rating AA for Aegon

MSCI

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. Read more.

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Sustainalytics

Global responsible investment research firm Sustainalytics scored Aegon's ESG Risk Rating at 19.4 (Low Risk) in 2020. Read more.

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ISS

ISS is a provider of end-to-end responsible investment and governance solutions to the global financial community. We have been rated C, or 1st decile with Prime status. Read more.

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FTSE4Good

Aegon has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index since 2001. The FTSE4Good Index Series recognizes the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG practices. In June 2020, Aegon scored 4.4 on scale of 0-5 in the FTSE4Good ESG Rating This puts us in the 88th percentile of the ranking. Read more.

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Vigeo Eiris

Our Vigeo Eiris scores has resulted in inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo Eiris Indices and the Ethibel Sustainability Indices (ESI). These indices include companies with the most advanced performance in corporate responsibility, including environmental and social issues and corporate governance. As of May 2020 Aegon is included in the following indices: Europe 120 (the 120 most advanced companies in Europe); Eurozone 120 (the 120 most advanced companies in the Eurozone region, and Benelux 20 (the 20 most advanced companies in the Benelux region), ESI Excellence Global and ESI Excellence Europe (both based on a best-in-class approach combined with ethical exclusion criteria). Learn more

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CDP Climate Change disclosure

Every year, we participate in the CDP Climate Change disclosure, where we submit environmental performance data related to climate change. For our disclosure over the 2018 reporting year, we maintained a rating of ‘C’. Our CDP Climate Change disclosures back to the 2015 reporting year are provided below. Disclosures prior to 2015 are available on the CDP website