DNB's links to slavery
On 1 July 2022, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) apologised for its role in the transatlantic trade in enslaved people in the nineteenth century. Independent academic research revealed the involvement of DNB and its directors in slavery. Simultaneously with the apologies, DNB indicated it would be taking measures. The time for those measures is now. In cooperation with the Cultuurfonds, DNB has set up a €5 million fund to contribute to local initiatives by descendants of enslaved people. DNB is also allocating €5 million for one-off contributions to projects aimed at education and the preservation of historical heritage.