Responsible Investment Policy
Externally published policy acting as the basis for how our assets should be managed consistently with our responsible business objectives and relevant laws and governance standards. It is applicable to all of our proprietary assets globally, regardless of country of operation or whether they are managed by Aegon business units or externally. Local business units within Aegon may implement additional mechanisms to further identify, manage, and mitigate ESG risks, within the context of local norms and stakeholder expectations. The policy covers all major asset classes and sets out minimum social and environmental standards for Aegon’s investments that incorporates exclusions in areas including controversial weapons, tobacco, Arctic or oil sands production, and transportation and thermal coal. The policy also incorporates a commitment to net-zero emissions, to help to ensure the reduction in the weighted average carbon intensity of the company’s investment portfolio is aligned with its net-zero ambitions.