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ASR Vermogensbeheer N.V.

PRI reporting framework 2019

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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.

Select all that apply

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

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In 2018 a.s.r. has participated in a number of UN PRI initiatives such as: the signing the UN PRI Tobacco Pledge (SDG 3), the UN PRI Investor letter to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (SDG 12), and the UNPRI Investor statement for alignment of sustainability requirements in the textile sector (SDG 8).

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

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ASR NL has submitted its CDP report in 2018

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

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

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In 2018, a.s.r. has engaged with GIIN to explore opportunities to cooperate

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

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Green Bond Principles have become the basis of Green Bond impact investing policy.

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

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a.s.r has become an active member in 2018

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

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Collaborative engagement 

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

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

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

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Signatory of the Action against corruption, Tobacco free portfolios, Global Compact integrated in ESG screening process.

          VBDO (Dutch Association for the development of Sustainable Investments)
        

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

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          Verbond van Verzekeraars (National Association for Dutch Insurers)
        

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

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ASR Vermogenbeheer's CIO is the chairman of the Investment Policy Committee's at the Verbond van Verzekeraars.

Active participation in developing internation covenants on social and environmental responsibility

Active participation in developing micropension models for developing countries

          Fair Insurance Guide (Eerlijke Verzekeringswijzer)
        

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

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Various sector consultations to discuss the sustainability generic metrics for the sector and preparing 2 case studies from last year (fur). Making preparations for transparency studies for next year.

          IMVO Insurance covenant
        

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

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Government, sector association, social organisations and insurers have signed a sector covenant in 2018. a.s.r is active in 3 working groups on Climate and general coordination. Also, a.s.r. is backup for the Steering Committee.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Internal and external presentations to clients, counterparties, colleagues
Active participation in DNB Sustainable Financial Platform
Sector Initiative to co-create a Micropensions Impact Investment Fund
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Utrecht University
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Tilburg University
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          SRI transparency is a regular topic discussed with (potential) investment counterparties and other stakeholders
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Impact Investing Summit
Rount Table on Climate Risks
ASR Investing Views 2018-2019
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Climate papers:
https://www.asrvermogensbeheer.nl/nieuws/carbon-bubble-vereist-groenere-beleggingskeuzes
https://asrnederland.nl/duurzaam-ondernemen/beleggen/duurzaam-beleggingsbeleid
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Systematic encouragement with all stakeholders who are not yet signatories
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Fair Insurance Guide 
Milieudefensie 
ACT
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Published several blogs on responsible investment
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

- Transparancy is discussed on the highest level within ASR Nederland (parent company of ASR Vermogensbeheer), but also at VBDO and EV with objective to increase both ASR's and the sector's reporting standardsSDG

- Participated, hosted and financed various events organised by those parties to discuss and promote sustainability

- Encouraged the signing of PRI by various external managers, resulting in some cases of actual becoming signatories of the PRI

- IMVO covenant

- SDG accelaration

- SDG metrics

- Impact summit

- VBDO SAA on climate

- Internal research on climate and carbon bubble

- Ortec pilot on climate related risks

 


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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