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    Sustainable Investing

    Companies, governments and institutions we invest in must operate within the limits of what our planet can handle

    When it comes to sustainability, we can make the most impact in our role as an investor. The long-term sustainability goal of all our investments is that the companies, governments and institutions we invest in operate within the limits of what our planet can handle and respect the social foundations of society.


    We aim in our investment portfolios to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees (in line with the Paris Climate Agreement). Our goal is therefore for our investments to contribute net zero to greenhouse gas emissions (net zero) by 2050. To achieve this, intermediate targets have been set to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 50% by 2030 and by 75% by 2040 compared to the end of 2019. Annually, we aim to reduce emissions by at least 7%.


    For the nature theme, which includes biodiversity loss, Athora Netherlands is committed to full restoration of nature by 2050 (in line with the Kunming-Montreal Agreement). Although Athora Netherlands' policy already monitors related topics such as water use, land use and chemical waste management, we aim to develop and implement concrete (intermediate) targets in line with this commitment to full restoration before the end of 2026.


    When it comes to the subject of people, Athora Netherlands aims to ensure good employment practices in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This means that all employees working in companies, governments and institutions within our investment portfolios are paid a fair and equal living wage, or in other words, a wage that allows a person to provide for the basic needs for themselves and their families. Again, Athora Netherlands' policy already includes screenings on related topics. Nevertheless, we will develop and implement further concrete criteria and goals on human rights before the end of 2025.