Sustainable Finance Platform

Pioneering, promoting and partnering. This is what the Sustainable Finance Platform was set up to do. In it, the financial sector, supervisory authorities and government ministries work in tandem to take sustainability initiatives.

Pioneering, promoting and partnering. This is what the Sustainable Finance Platform was set up to do.

Objective

In 2016, DNB established the Sustainable Finance Platform. It was set up with the objective of promoting and increasing awareness of sustainable funding in the financial sector. The platform considers sustainability in the widest possible meaning, encompassing all sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. Marking the platform's launch, DNB Executive Director Frank Elderson, said: "Many financial institutions are taking valuable initiatives. The platform enables them to connect, with one another and with the government and supervisory authorities."

The platform's members

Nine organisations participate in the Sustainable Finance Platform, represented by their directors.

De Nederlandsche Bank (chair)

Frank Elderson, Executive Director

Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken)

Chris Buiijnk, Chair

Dutch Association of Insurers (Verbond van Verzekeraars)

Richard Weurding, Managing Director

Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association

Hans Janssen Daalen, Managing Director

Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds (Pensioenfederatie)

Edith Maat, Interim Director

Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten)

Gerben Everts, Board Member

Ministry of Finance

Anita van den Ende, Director of the Financial Markets

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Marcel Beukeboom, Special Envoy for Climate Policy

Sustainable Finance Lab

Rens van Tilburg, Managing Director

Working groups and activities

The platform's members can propose to establish a working group dealing with a specific theme. Seven working groups have thus far been set up. The members of each working group represent a wide range of parties from the financial sector. Together, they focus on a theme and present their findings to the full platform. The platform discusses the findings during its two-yearly meetings, adopts positions and publishes definitive reports.

The working groups are: