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Sustainable Finance Platform
Pioneering, promoting and partnering: that is the purpose of the Sustainable Finance Platform. Through this platform, the financial sector, supervisory authorities and government ministries work together on sustainability initiatives.
In 2016, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) established the Sustainable Finance Platform. It was set to promote and increase awareness of sustainable funding in the financial sector and foster cooperation. 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."
Nine organisations participate in the Sustainable Finance Platform, represented by their directors.
De Nederlandsche Bank (chair)
Olaf Sleijpen, Executive Director
Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken)
Chris Buijink, 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
Edith Maat, Director
Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets
Laura van Geest, Chair of the Executive Board
Ministry of Finance
Joost Smits, Director of the Financial Markets Directorate
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Niels Redeker, Deputy Director of the Climate Division
Marcel Beukeboom, Special Envoy for Climate Policy
Sustainable Finance Lab
Rens van Tilburg, Managing Director
Anne Mieke van der Werf, Business Development Director
What the Sustainable Finance Platform does
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 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 bi-annual meetings, adopts positions and publishes definitive reports.
The working groups are:
- Mobilising sustainable finance
- Climate risks
- Communications on sustainability
- SDG impact assessment
- Platform for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
- Sustainable Real Estate
- Carbon pricing
For more information, please contact Corina Ruhe at +31 20 524 2272 or +31 65 541 8351.