Baseline measurement Target Report

With regard to climate, a baseline measurement was carried out at the end of 2020 to determine the carbon footprint of our (almost entire) portfolio in developed markets equities. This measurement covers about 99.6% of the value of our entire portfolio in developed markets equities (2019: 93.9%) and about 33.1% of the value of our total portfolio (2019: 30.8 %).

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The CO2 emissions are measured by dividing our investment in a company by the market value of that company (this determines our share of ownership in that company) and multiplying this by the (scope 1 + 2) CO2 emissions of that company. These emissions, which can be attributed to our investment in this way, are then summed over all companies in which we have invested and for which CO2 emission data are available. The CO2 emission figures have been obtained from MSCI and relate to 2019. The investments in our portfolio were measured at the end of 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Moreover, the CO2 emission figures that are mentioned above do not only include emissions of carbon dioxide sec, but also of the greenhouse gases methane mentioned in the Kyoto Protocol (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PCFs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride. (NF3). The emissions of these greenhouse gases have been converted into ‘CO2 equivalent’ emissions based on their relative greenhouse effect. Reporting CO2e instead of CO2 sec follows the “Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard” and is the standard reporting of greenhouse gas emissions within ESG reports.

As these figures indicate, there has been a huge reduction in CO2 footprint in our portfolio in 2020, mainly due to a change in our investment strategy to replace RAFI, a relatively large part in the industry and energy sector, with a multi-factor strategy.

Next year, the measuring instrument will be completed as far as possible with measurements for water, human rights and possibly other ESG criteria.

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