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.


In 2016, DNB established the Sustainable Finance Platform. It was set to promote and increase awareness of sustainable funding in the financial sector. Sustainability is interpreted in the broadest sense of the word, with a particular focus on environmental, social and governance aspects. 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
Iris van de Looij, Managing Director

Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds (Pensioenfederatie)
Edith Maat, Director

Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten)
Laura van Geest, 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

Wouter Bos, director of development phase and proposed chair of the management board

Themes and activities

The platform's members can decide to establish a working group dealing with a specific theme. The members of each working group represent a wide range of interests 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 bi-annual meetings, adopts positions and publishes definitive reports.


For more information, please contact Corina Ruhe, tel. nrs. 020 - 524 2272 en 06 – 554 18 351.