Sustainable Development Goals
We are actively on the lookout for investments on behalf of our clients that contribute to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. We were managing €112 billion at the end of 2021 compared to €91 billion in 2020 in sustainable development investments (SDIs).
Once again, our asset management scores were above average in the annual benchmark UN Principles for Responsible Investment with an A+ for both strategy and governance. This score has been taken from the 2020 reporting year because the timelines for issuing the report have been amended.
We set up the Sustainable Development Investment Platform (SDI AOP) in 2020 alongside AustralianSuper, British Columbia Investments Corporation and PGGM. This platform uses artificial intelligence to identify the extent to which investments contribute towards achieving sustainable development objectives. APG launched the iSTOXX APG World Responsible Investment Indices in September 2021 in conjunction with Qontigo and asset management company BlackRock. The product is based on five tiers of increasingly strict ESG criteria and is a response to the growing demand for customized sustainable index products.