Achmea’s role as an institutional investor means that responsible investing is an inseparable part of our investment strategy. As investing the premiums entrusted to us is a major part of our business, Achmea wants to do this in a socially responsible way: with respect for people and the local environment but also based on an open dialogue with our stakeholders. Achmea wants its responsible investment policy to make a positive contribution to ‘People, Profit & Planet’.
Emissions of greenhouse gases are putting the equilibrium temperature on Earth under ever greater pressure. The Paris Climate Agreement, which was signed by almost every country in the world at the end of 2015, is designed to ensure that the global increase in temperatures is limited to 1.5 to 2°C over the next few decades. Achmea wants to contribute, in part through its investments, to achieving that target.