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Van Lanschot Kempen has been in business since 1737. Our longstanding experience serves as a guide in the way we aim to preserve and generate wealth in a sustainable manner to the benefit of our clients and broader society as underpinned by the following tenets:
It is for these three reasons that we – as a sustainable wealth manager – embed sustainability risks and opportunities as much as we can in everything we do.
Acting on climate change, its related environmental consequences together with the desire to provide a strong social base for all, is increasingly coming to the fore. Against that background, the European Union (EU) in 2018 laid the foundations for its Action Plan ‘Financing Sustainable Growth’, underpinning Europe’s goal to become climate neutral by 2050.
Important ambition areas of the EU are to ‘reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment, in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth’ and to mainstream sustainability into risk management (European Commission, 8 March 2018, Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth).
To facilitate progress in these areas, the EU introduced a set of legislative initiatives, including i.a. the EU Taxonomy Regulation and the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.
Van Lanschot Kempen, acting as a financial market participant and as a financial advisor, and its legal entities Kempen Capital Management and Van Lanschot Kempen Wealth Management are subject to this regulation.
In this section we describe our approach as required by articles 3 through 6 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU 2019/2088 SFDR). We will update this communication periodically, along with new and upcoming legal requirements for SFDR and EU Taxonomy Regulation.
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In this section, we describe our policies on the integration of sustainability risks in our investment decision‐making process, and in our investment advice.
Within Van Lanschot Kempen and Kempen, we consider principal adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors. We have extensive screening policies in place and manage adverse impacts.
Our remuneration policy for investment professionals and other senior executives already seeks to align their financial incentives with the long-term interests of our clients (asset owners) and the long-term success of our own organisation. Our remuneration policy also promotes a sound and effective risk management culture that protects the value of the investment portfolios.
In our investment decisions we take sustainability risks into account by applying various ESG approaches. Consequently, we believe we are better able to manage sustainability risks and potential or actual adverse impacts on the value of our investments.