For almost 100 years ABP has been the pension fund for people working in the government and education sectors in The Netherlands. As many as one in six people in the Netherlands now receives or will receive a pension in the future from ABP.
ABP’s philosophy is it wants a good pension for everyone, now and in the future, in exchange for an affordable contribution. This is only possible if pensions are viewed as something organised together. As one of the largest pension funds in the world, ABP’s influence is significant. This is why is ensures that investments contribute to a sustainable world.
Over the past 20 years it has achieved an average return of over 7 per cent on an annual basis. An increased focus to achieve this return in a sustainable way has increasingly become an area for attention.
ABP’s total invested assets amount to €356 billion ($401 billion) as at June 30, 2015. Of this, approximately half is invested in Europe, one third in the United States and the remaining 17 per cent in the rest of the world. In 2014, the CO2 footprint of its listed investments dropped by 10 per cent.