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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. Olaf Sleijpen, the platform's chair, emphasized that many financial institutions are taking valuable initiatives. “The platform makes it easier for them to connect with one another, the government and supervisory authorities. This provides a powerful impulse to sustainable finance.”


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)
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
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

Sustainable Finance Lab
Rens van Tilburg, Managing Director

Joanne de Jonge, Directeur Strategy

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:

More information

For more information, please contact Farley Asruf via +31 20 524 6282 of +31 6 4413 5053.