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22-01-2018

Eumedion: fiduciary duty of institutional investors should also encompass sustainability

Eumedion believes that considering sustainability factors when making investment decisions should be part of the fiduciary duty of institutional investors. That is the key message of the response submitted by Eumedion to the EU consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability.

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13-10-2017

Institutional investors urge Dutch business leaders to take action on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Institutional investors are calling on Dutch companies to take concrete action towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Among the in 2015 adopted goals are an end to poverty and hunger; action on climate change and its impacts; gender equality, and access to clean water and sustainable energy. In today’s published Focus Letter for the 2018 reporting and AGM Season, Eumedion encourages all Dutch listed companies to assess on which 17 Sustainable Development Goals they can generate most impact and to align their business practices and KPI framework with these Goals. Eumedion also stresses the importance of clear and meaningful reporting on the companies’ SDG objectives, the progress made and the generated impact.

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18-09-2017

Institutional investors establish the first edition of a Dutch Stewardship Code

Pension funds, insurers and asset managers have prepared a draft Dutch Stewardship Code which expresses their position as an engaged and responsible shareholder at Dutch listed companies. Application of the code’s principles by institutional investors will contribute to sustainable long-term value creation of the investee companies and, consequently, to the long-term returns on the investment portfolio. The code also makes pension funds, insurers and asset managers more accountable to their beneficiaries and clients by making transparent how the exercise of the shareholder rights have contributed to the protection of the value of the investment portfolio. The draft code of conduct has been prepared by Eumedion participants and has been launched today by a public consultation.

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Blog

13-11-13

Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more

Agenda

Italy Corporate Governance Conference

On 30 November and 1 December, the Italian Corporate Governance Committee will organise its third edition of the Italy Corporate Governance Conference in Milan. At this Conference, Eumedion Executive Director Rients Abma will speak on 'Creating the incentives for a more responsible business: the role of corporate governance'. Click here for more information and registration.