Aegon has joined major investors to call for one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies to come clean on the impact of climate change.
Aegon Asset Management has joined with 15 other investors and insurers to urge the G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Together these companies have assets under management of US$ 2.8 trillion.
Aegon has joined a consortium, with combined assets of over €2.8 trillion, to support investment in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tomorrow they will invite the Dutch government and Central Bank to join them in this support.
A new project to develop a more reliable approach to understanding climate investment risk marks an ambitious attempt by Aegon to escape the inconsistencies in carbon data and climate risk definitions that make comparisons difficult.
At today’s Dutch climate conference, Aegon joined 39 other Dutch companies in calling for the next government to establish a new law to ensure the goals of the Paris climate agreement (COP21) are met.
Aegon has signed a letter to G20 governments calling them to not only make good on their commitment to tackle climate change, but to do so as soon as possible.
Aegon was recently selected to participate in the world’s first-ever green residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS). The demand for such bonds is high. Will supply keep up?
In the United Nation's most recent Principles for Responsible Investment survey, Aegon Asset Management in the UK, Kames Capital, received the maximum possible rating, which was awarded to just 15% of signatories.
Aegon has taken the decision to strike coal mining off its investment list, and is further stoking sustainability efforts as part of its strategic objectives.
It is clear that among investors there is a widely-held aspiration for more ‘long-term’ investing: investing that is both rewarding and sustainable for the future.
Commenting on the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to a more sustainable energy system, Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts said, "I believe we're on the right track, but the process needs to be faster."
Following last week’s global climate summit in Paris, where governments adopted the world’s first universal climate change accord, Aegon signed the Paris Pledge for Action, together with more than 500 businesses and investors.
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