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PRI reporting framework 2020

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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)

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

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 2019

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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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 (Association for the development of Sustainable Investments)
        

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

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          National Association for Dutch Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars)
        

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

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The CIO of ASR Nederland Financial Markets is the chairman of the Sustainable Investing Committee at the Verbond van Verzekeraars.

Active participation to develop an international sector covenant on social and environmental responsibility

Active participation to develop a micropensions model 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 the case studies from last year. 

          IMVO insurance covenant
        

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]

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
Active participation in the DNB Sustainable Financial Platform
Sector initiative to co-create an Micro pensions impact investment fund
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          University of Utrecht
University of Rotterdam
University of Tilburg
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

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

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Impact Investing Summit
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 which are not yet signatory
        

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]

- Transparency is highly discussed, especially within a.s.r., but also at the VBDO and EV with the objective to increase a.s.r. but also the sector reporting

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

- Encouraged the participation to the PRI by various external managers, resulting on becoming signatories of the PRI

- IMVO convenant

- SDG accelaration

- SDG metrics

- Impact summit

- VBDO SAA on climate

- Internal researh on climate and carbon bubble

- Ortec pilot on climate related risks 

- etc

 


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


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