Sustainability.

Sustainability.

The Zwitserleven Feeling is inextricably linked to a beautiful world. We all want to have enough income to live on later, but in a world that is worth living in. Zwitserleven believes that the financial sector should take a leading role in achieving this. Discover how we are working on this.

Sustainable news

Engaging with palm oil producers

Engaging with palm oil producers

Palm oil is used in thousands of food and cosmetic products. Large areas of rainforest are destroyed for its production. ACTIAM is engaging with parties about making palm oil production more sustainable.

Zwitserleven is investing in a greener Netherlands

Zwitserleven is investing in a greener Netherlands

Zwitserleven recently invested in the green Dutch government bond. The successful contribution to this bond underlines ACTIAM’s role as a sustainable investor.

Engaging to counter deforestation

Engaging to counter deforestation

Soya and livestock farms are largely responsible for deforestation in the Amazon region. ACTIAM is engaging with companies in these sectors to counter deforestation.

Our sustainable investment objectives for 2030

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Use of fossil fuels

-30% CO2 in 2030

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Use of water

Water neutral by 2030

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Use of land

No more deforestation by 2030

This is how we work towards a better world

Our asset manager ACTIAM invests the pension contributions for us with a focus on financial return and sustainability. And as an investor, we encourage companies and governments to respect people, the environment and society. This is how we contribute to making the world we live in more sustainable.

Selection

On the basis of our fundamental investment principles, we select listed companies and countries which contribute to a liveable world.

Classification

We classify the selected companies and countries according to the significance of their positive contribution to the future.

Instruments

We use voting rights, engagement talks and ESG scores to make the companies and countries which we invest in more sustainable.

Continuous assessment

Every quarter, we assess the investments in our portfolio. The results of our sustainability efforts are shared with our customers.

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Sustainable investment policy

Our sustainable investment policy is designed to make a positive contribution to the world we live in.

We can now more accurately select shares with high ESG score and high returns." - Dennis van der Putten, Head of Responsible Investment at ACTIAM

Investment funds

View the prices of all investment funds offered by Zwitserleven and its fund managers. A number of funds also show ESG scores, CO2 emissions and water use. 

Our asset manager

ACTIAM is our sustainable fund and asset manager with EUR 60.5 billion (2019) in assets under management. It offers a complete range of investment funds and investment solutions. From index investing to impact investing.

Zwitserleven invests in a French wind farm

A good example of a green bond project financed by Zwitserleven is the wind farm at Perpignan in France. The energy producer raised a total of €1.4 billion with the loan. This money has now entirely been spent on wind farms, solar panel fields and a biogas project. 

What makes the design of the wind turbines in this park special is that they are virtually invisible to radar systems. As a result, they do not cause interference on radar images. Therefore, the project is not only green, but also ground-breaking and innovative. 

The most responsible investor five times in a row

Since 2012, Zwitserleven has been voted the most responsible investor in the insurance business five times in a row. In 2019, the sustainable investment policy of our holding company VIVAT (now Athora) was highly rated by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO).

First insurer with Eurosif quality label

Eurosif aims to raise awareness about the need for sustainable entrepreneurship in the financial sector. Zwitserleven is the first and only pension insurer awarded the quality label for its entire range of funds.