Looking ahead to 2021
2020 has been an unusual year, with unexpected challenges and opportunities. We have made good progress on our sustainable investment ambitions and are ready to raise the bar even higher in 2021.
In the year ahead, the implementation of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, EU Taxonomy and our Climate Change Policy will be centre stage. We will also focus on implementing our firm-wide sustainability ambitions, such as building our newly established Sustainability Centre and implementing Van Lanschot Kempen’s revised sustainability governance structure. In terms of our focus sustainability themes, we will focus on climate and energy transition, smart and circular economy, and health & wellbeing. Emerging issues such as biodiversity or inclusiveness are linked to these topics.
Figure 17: Van Lanschot Kempen’s sustainability themes
During 2021 our focus will be on defining new company-wide sustainability KPIs for these sustainability themes and building internal capacity for colleagues to focus on sustainability issues. Furthermore, we will anticipate client needs for more sustainable products and focus on innovation to realise the opportunities that sustainable investing can offer. Our ‘Real Active’ approach will remain central in achieving our goals.
We believe that as an integrated wealth manager we are in a unique position to create sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.