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APG Asset Management

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is one of the founding members of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

APG initiated collaboration, led and prepared papers and joint statements, acted as an active spokesperson, provided financial support beyond membership fee, supported to some degree in leadership and/or in preparation of documentation, contributed to the organisation or content of events organised by the group, and provided general support for the initiative in various non-public forums.

Additionally, APG is a member of the PRI Steering Committee on Policy and Research, and the PRI working groups on labour relations and palm oil, as well as the Private Equity Advisory Committee and the Hedge Fund Advisory Committee. APG is co-chair of the SDG Advisory Board.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG initiated collaboration, led and prepared papers and joint statements, and provided general support for the initiative in various non-public forums.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a member of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a signatory of CDP.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a signatory of CDP.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a signatory of CDP.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG, is a member of this not for profit organisation. During 2016 APG participated in events and is contributing to discussions around policy developments in the US market.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a member of Eumedion. APG is actively involved in the work of several committees and sits on the general and on the daily board of Eumedion.

During 2016, APG contributed to papers and joint statements, acted as an active spokesperson, supported to some degree in leadership and/or in preparation of documentation, contributed to the organisation or content of events organised by the group, and provided general support for the initiative in various non-public forums.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a member of Invest Europe and in 2016 was represented via the vice-chair of the Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee. APG also chairs the Invest Europe Responsible Investment Roundtable, has led and contributed to initiatives, acted as an active spokesperson, contributed to the organisation or content of events organised by these committees, and provided general support for the initiatives in various non-public forums. APG is represented on the Board of Invest Europe.

In 2016 Invest Europe published an ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire for Investors and APG significantly contributed to the drafting of this document.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG actively participates in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on behalf of its clients. APG provided general support for the initiative in various non-public forums.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

APG, is a member of this informal forum that provides a platform for international investors on sharing of information on developments in corporate governance. During 2016 APG contributed to discussions and supported a number of engagement initiatives by members.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a founding member of GRESB and has an active role in the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board. APG is also a founding member of GRESB Infrastructure and fulfils the Chair position in the Infrastructure Advisory Board of GRESB.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is an active member of the board of the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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APG is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and chairs the Integrated Business Reporting Committee. APG has been actively involved in organizing conferences, speaking at conferences, and is part of the ICGN faculty of its training programme. During 2016, the MD GRIG was appointed to the board of ICGN. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Through our involvement on the board of the IIGCC, we actively participate in other climate-oriented investor networks.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Since 2010, APG has been an active member of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC), a powerful interdisciplinary initiative by leading figures from the business community, the financial sector, legislators and regulators, accountants, academics and civil society organizations. IIRC has published a widely supported reporting framework for companies that combines financial, social, environmental and governance information in a workable form. APG is active at the highest level of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).  and was also a member of the Working Group. In December 2013 the IIRC published its first IR framework, to the development of which APG had contributed. APG aims to ensure that the IR Framework meets investors' needs.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Through our involvement on the board of the IIGCC, we actively participate in other climate-oriented investor networks.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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While not a member, APG contributed to the organisation or content of events organised by the group and provided general support for the initiative in various non-public forums.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Through our involvement on the board of the IIGCC, we actively participate in the UNEP FI via, for example, the joint investor statement on climate change and collaborating on events at the Paris Climate Summit. Please see http://www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/FromDisclosureToAction.pdf for more information.

We have actively contributed to the UN Inquiry into Sustainable Financial Markets in the Netherlands, and also participated in consultation events in the UK. Further input through our role on the PRI Policy & Research Steering Committee.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

We use the principles put forth by the UNGC in our investment processes and engagement decisions. In so doing, we advocate externally for the adoption of the principles by the companies in which we invest.

          Hedge Funds Standards Board (HFSB)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

APG is fully committed to the HFSB and actively advances its Standards. Through our hedge fund adviser we are represented on the Board of Trustees and APG is also an Investor Chapter member of the HFSB.

          Climate Bonds Initiative
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

In 2015, APG joined the Climate Bonds Initiative in order to contribute to the long term development of a sustainable green bond market.

          IMVO agreement
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

On behalf of our clients, together with other Dutch pension funds, pension administrators and the Pension Federation we have actively worked on reaching an agreement between the sector, the government and social partners about international corporate social responsibility.


SG 10. Promoting RI independently (Not Completed)


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters

11.1. Indicate if your organisation - individually or in collaboration with others - conducted dialogue with public policy makers or regulators in support of responsible investment in the reporting year.

11.2. Select the methods you have used.

11.3. Where you have made written submissions (individually or collaboratively) to governments and regulatory authorities, indicate if these are publicly available.

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11.4. Provide a brief description of the main topics your organisation has engaged with public policy-makers or regulators on.

APG takes an active role in contributing to statements on behalf of its clients which are subsequently publicly endorsed them such as the IIGCC statements on climate change policy, statements by the ICGN on Integrated Reporting and submissions to consultations by Eumedion, to name a few. We also lobby on broader issues affecting pension investment management.


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