Netherlands - PGGM will publish the names of the 3500 quoted companies it invests in, following criticisms of Dutch pension funds earlier this week.
A spokesperson for the healthcare scheme PGGM said the pension fund had decided to disclose the names of the companies on its website, so that “customers themselves can examine where PGGM invest”, adding that “discussion stimulates larger transparency” for the company.
This is in response to criticisms earlier this week on a Dutch television program that funds were investing in American companies that made cluster bombs and landmines.
PGGM insisted it had got policies in place that dealt with the weapons industry and arms trafficking. It insisted a new policy had been put in place that covered companies producing cluster bombs and landmines.
However, PGGM will not be disclosing its private equity investments.
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