Plenary 2: Pension fund IMVO covenant - what’s next?

A session by Femke De Vries, Martijn Huijnen, Louise Kranenburg and Anneke Westerlaken
International RBC Agreement Pension Funds, Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER), Pensioenfonds Detailhandel and CNV Internationaal

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  • The Dutch pension fund industry is one of the latest to sign a responsible business conduct IMVO covenant to prevent and tackle issues such as human rights violations and environmental damage. Its backing of 90% of the industry is impressive -- what kind of change is it driving?
  • What first steps have pension fund signatories taken to meet the IMVO covenant? What challenges are signatories facing?
  • Learnings from insurance and banking industry covenants.
  • Fiduciary duty, capital requirements and ESG: is there a conflict?

  • Femke de Vries, Chair, International RBC Agreement Pension Funds
  • Louise Kranenburg, Manager Responsible Investment, Pensioenfonds Detailhandel
  • Anneke Westerlaken, Chair, CNV Internationaal
  • Moderator: Martijn Huijnen, Senior Policy Advisor - International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements, Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER)