Ratings

Aegon works closely with a number of sustainability rating agencies, who regularly assess our performance. We have also received a number of independent awards for our performance in various aspects of sustainability.

Global sustainability ratings

Agency Latest assessment
FTSE4Good Logo

Aegon has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index since 2001. The FTSE4Good Index Series recognizes the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. In March 2019, Aegon for a second year in a row scores 4.4 on scale of 0-5. This puts us in the 97th percentile of the ranking.

Asset Owners Disclosure Project Logo

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) is an independent global not-for-profit organization that recognizes the specific financial risk attributes of climate change. In 2018, Aegon was ranked 5th  out of the world's 80 largest insurers. The ranking is based on three key capabilities: Governance & Strategy, Portfolio Carbon Risk Management and Metrics & Targets. Read the 2018 AODP report on insurers here (website)

 ISS-oekom

Oekom Research AG was acquired in March 2018 by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and rebranded as ISS-oekom. ISS is a provider of end-to-end responsible investment and governance solutions to the global financial community. Read more here

Logo Vigeo

The Euronext-Vigeo indices include companies with the most advanced performance in corporate responsibility, including environmental and social issues and corporate governance. As of December 2018 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).

MSCI ESG Ranking Logo

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. Globally, MSCI ranks Aegon 6th  (up from 8th in the previous ranking) in the Life and Health Insurance sector, with a responsible investment score of 9.3 out of  a maximum possible 10 points. The review process for the next ranking is underway.

Sustainalytics

In 2018, global responsible investment research firm Sustainalytics rated Aegon with a score of 77 points out of 100. This qualifies us for an outperformer rating and equals to our 2017 performance. Read the 2018 report on Aegon here

CDP

Every year, we provide data on our environmental performance to the CDP. For our 2018 input, we maintained a C rating.

The CDP adopted a new methodology from 2017 which means we no longer receive a disclosure score as this score is integrated into the overall rating. 

Dutch sustainability ratings

 

Agency Latest assessment
VDBO Logo

In the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development's (VBDO)  2017 Sustainability Performance of Dutch Stock Listed Companies, Aegon was a leader in the financial sector for identifying areas of support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Overall we were ranked 5th out of 30 Dutch insurance companies.

 Cover of VBDO 2016 Tax Transparency Benchmark Report

The VBDO's Tax Transparency Benchmark focuses specifically on corporate disclosure around tax procedures and practices. In November 2018, Aegon was ranked in joint first place in the benchmark and became the first financial sector company to receive the VBDO's Tax Transparency Award in the Netherlands.

 Dutch Ministery of Affairs logo

The Dutch Transparency Benchmark is carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, and ranks the largest 500 companies in the Netherlands. In 2017, Aegon's annual report scored 184 points, two points less than 2016. This places us in 31st position. The Transparency Benchmark has not been published after 2017. From 2018, there will be an award for the best annual report.  Further details >