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Investing sustainable for a liveable world Published: 01-05-2023

On April 22, the whole world celebrated the annual ‘Earth Day’, an international event dedicated to protecting our environment and planet. Because if we don’t, climate change will have serious consequences for our economy and quality of life. This focus on sustainability will guide us toward prosperity for people and businesses. For instance, companies that have developed solid Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards report better profitability, stronger financial performance, and happier employees.

We as a pension fund are also assuming our social responsibility. Through various organizations, PDN invests in projects and companies that offer solutions to sustainable development challenges. In doing so, we want to deliver good results for you as a member, because we know that sustainability does not need to be at the expense of return on investments.

Continue reading to find out more about PDN’s investments that are having a positive impact on the community and environment. The fund also aims to achieve a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions in its investment portfolio by 2050. Research shows that the transition to renewable or green energy is fully reliant on having the right infrastructure in place to support it. 

Charging on the go

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The French company Stations-e combines green energy, mobility, and telecoms. The company is responding in various ways to the challenges of transitioning to a climate-neutral, digital world. For instance, they install charging stations to make it easier for people to drive electric cars. As we all know, driving electric cars is another way to reduce CO2 emissions.
Besides these charging stations, Stations-e provides high-speed mobile internet access and offers local services to support local businesses.

Every year, Stations-e installs more than 2,000 new charging stations in France. The company is looking to expand within Europe and is also exploring a range of other solutions. The stations could, for example, include a parcel collection point or car-sharing facilities.

A sunny outlook

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Our investment in Girasole Energies helps to generate solar energy on existing sites or land provided by Girasole Energies’ customers (rooftops, car parks, abandoned land). Alongside contributing to the development of green energy, Girasole Energies’ customers enjoy a range of benefits in the form of extra revenue, renovations of large rooftops, and extension or modernization of buildings. Customers can also use the local, competitively priced green power they produce through a long-term contract. Despite being a young company, it already has 100 of these local power plants in operation. And with 500 projects in the pipeline, the outlook is bright!

If you would like to know more, please visit the website tile 'Sustainable and responsible investing'. 

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