ACTIAM elected as member of the Executive Committee of Green Bond Principles (GBP)

Foppe-Jan van der Meij represents ACTIAM in the GBP board.

Asset manager ACTIAM has been elected by the members of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) to become part of the GBP Executive Committee. Foppe-Jan van der Meij, senior portfolio manager Fixed Income at ACTIAM, will represent ACTIAM in the board. The vote outcome was announced at the annual meeting of 14 June 2018.

ACTIAM and green bonds

Foppe Jan van der Meij says: “On behalf of ACTIAM, we would like to thank the members for supporting ACTIAM in this election. We believe that the GBP should also play an essential role to bring more breadth, ambition and liquidity in the next 10 years of the green bond market and that we can make a valuable contribution. ACTIAM can make a valuable contribution by collaborating with various stakeholders and we are keen to make an active contribution to the development of these standards”.

About Green Bond Principles

The Green Bond Principles (GBP) are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and disclosure and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market by clarifying the approach for issuance of a Green Bond.

The GBP recommend a clear procedure and disclosure for bond issuing organisations, which investors, banks, investment banks, insurers, intermediaries and other parties can use to understand the characteristics of any given Green Bond.

Global issuance of green bonds totalled $160.2 billion in 2017, up 85% versus 2016. The Climate Bonds Initiative forecast for 2018 calls for the global green bond market issuance to grow to $250–300 billion. The U.S., China, and France accounted for 56% of 2017 issuance.

Thursday 14 juni 2018