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Sustainable Finance Platform

Forging connections, encouraging action, promoting partnerships: 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. The ambition of the platform is to promote sustainability in the Netherlands, for example by removing barriers to sustainable financing and collaborating on sustainability initiatives. Platform chair Olaf Sleijpen points out that many financial institutions are launching valuable initiatives. “The platform enables them to connect with one another, with the government and supervisory authorities." This provides a powerful impulse to sustainable finance.''

Vision, strategy and operating principles - Sustainable Finance Platform.



Ten organisations are currently working together in the Sustainable Finance Platform.

De Nederlandsche Bank (chair)
Olaf Sleijpen, Executive Director

Dutch Banking Association (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken)
Medy van der Laan, 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
Ger Jaarsma, Chair

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

Sustainable Finance Lab
Rens van Tilburg, Managing Director

Joanne de Jonge, Directeur Strategy

What the Sustainable Finance Platform does

Each year, the platform's working groups select a number of themes to work on. Each working group represents a wide range of parties from the financial sector and other relevant actors. The working group members work out the timelines and steps to be taken for each of the themes. Their findings are presented to the platform and published. The working groups also present their findings at the platform's annual conference.

The platform meets twice a year.

The working groups are:

More information

For more information, please contact Dorinde Meuzelaar via +31651963073.