A long-standing commitment

Earth Hand

ABN AMRO Group and its subsidiary ABN AMRO Investment Solutions have been committed to sustainable development for many years. Its sustainable development approach is now firmly woven into its organisation at every level and keenly responded to by clients, partners and staff. A team of “CSR Correspondents” is responsible for providing support and sharing their expertise within ABN AMRO Investment Solutions.

Deeply involved working groups

Several working groups have been set up within Neuflize OBC to coordinate action in favour of sustainable development, focusing on themes such as:
Since 2012, an SRI Expert Committee composed of external experts (from businesses, NGOs, specialised media, scientific circles) has been in place to advise the group on sustainable development issues. This Committee meets three times a year and its actions are reported in Banque Neuflize OBC’s annual CSR report.
Neuflize OBC’s strong commitment to sustainable development is also visible in its close collaboration with its parent group ABN AMRO, which was among the first signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investment* in 2005 and signed them anew in 2012.

A team of experts within ABN AMRO Investment Solutions

ABN AMRO Investment Solutions draws on a team of expert SRI investment managers and analysts to put in place an investment policy that fits perfectly with ABN AMRO’s commitment to a sustainable future.

ABN AMRO Investment Solutions has put in place a team responsible for coordinating SRI. This team is headed by Françoise Cespedes, Françoise Martino and Aglae Martin. Their role is to represent ABN AMRO Investment Solutions on SRI matters, coordinate all the SRI approaches and inform, advise and train staff in SRI aspects. They are also responsible for ensuring harmonised investment processes, calling in expertise and helping develop SRI internally and externally.

ABN AMRO Investment Solutions is thus involved within the group at the level of:
It is also involved externally in its capacity as:

*The PRI consist of six commitments:

1.To incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
2.To be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices
3.To seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest
4.To promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
5.To work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles
6.To each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles