Roelie van Wijk, chair of Dufas, comments on the commitment of the financial sector to the Climate Agreement: "The Dutch financial sector has taken a unique step worldwide. We have worked together throughout the entire Dutch financial chain to help achieve the climate objectives. We have worked on this commitment for over a year and it is fantastic that we have reached a joint agreement. It is now the task of the financial sector to implement the arrangements and to show progress in a transparent manner."
Gilbert Van Hassel, CEO of Robeco: "The commitment of the financial sector to the Dutch climate agreement is an essential starting point, as the financial industry can be an important force for change. Robeco is committed to help achieve the climate objectives and take a leading role in the sector."
The commitment describes how asset managers contribute to the achievement of climate goals. Asset managers manage the assets of asset owners such as private individuals, pension funds, insurers and other institutions. To a large extent, the asset owners determine how their money is invested. The contribution of asset managers consists of: