ACTIAM focuses on the interface between financial and social returns

ACTIAM focuses on the areas where financial and social return meet. We demonstrate that a positive social impact can be realised while achieving a solid financial return at the same time. ACTIAM manages to do this by focusing on material developments, such as the consequences of the growing world population and the increasing demand for energy, food and a place to live. We translate these aspects into our focus themes: climate, water and land. Within these themes, there are scarcity issues as well as a strong need for innovation. For each theme we have formulated a specific goal. In order to achieve these goals, choices must be made to, for example, cease, reduce, replace, recycle or innovate.

ACTIAM goal Climate: -40% COby 2040

We manage our assets in the spirit of the Paris Climate Agreement and we use the carbon footprint of our investments as benchmarks. Low-carbon solutions that offer a positive contribution to the energy transition also offer investment opportunities.

Read here our latest case study on how we achieve our goals on Climate in practice.

ACTIAM goal Water: water-neutral by 2030

A water-neutral portfolio means that we aim for reduced water use in areas where water is scarce and for better access to water and better water quality. Circular water solutions and improved infrastructure offer investment opportunities. ACTIAM invests in, for example, green bonds issued by banks. They finance municipalities that want to improve the water recycling and wastewater management facilities. There are many challenges before these goals can be realised, but by contributing to better data quality and collaborations with other parties, we will be achieving this goal.

Read here our latest case study on how we achieve our goals on Water in practice.

ACTIAM goal Land: no more deforestation by 2030

Inappropriate land use due to deforestation can increase the amount of  COand lead to a reduction in income and available food supplies. This is why sustainable agricultural practices offer investment opportunities. One of the companies ACTIAM invests in  a large Scandinavian forestry corporation, a frontrunner in sustainable forestry practices. A large part of its forests has been granted the FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council). The FSC mission is to promote the responsible management of forests.

Read here our latest case study on how we achieve our goals on Land in practice.

Planetary boundaries

One of the methods ACTIAM uses is the concept of planetary boundaries. This concept is based on the theory that humanity needs to operate within nine essential ecological boundaries. Crossing these boundaries will have enormous negative effects on our planet. That is why it is necessary that the corresponding SDGS are met. Nevertheless, three of the nine boundaries have already been crossed: the thresholds for climate, biodiversity and the nitrogen and phosphorus cycle. ACTIAM translates the planetary boundaries into parameters for an investment portfolio or into parameters on company level.

We keep innovating

We continuously work and focus on making our goals measurable. We do this, amongst other things, via the Platform for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and via the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

Please click here for an overview of our current Partnerships.