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October 4  15:00 - 16:00 cet

Pensioen Pro Partner Webinar - Hosting WWF “Our Planet: Too Big To Fail”


Our economy is fundamentally underpinned by the stability and resilience of nature. Due to systemic flaws in the very same economy, this stability is no longer guaranteed. Many investors and people working in the financial sector are increasingly aware of this. But how can the financial sector save the planet and therefore preserve its own long-term stability? And what can we do in the Netherlands? During the Pensioen Pro Partner Webinar, this will be explored. Created by the Emmy®️ Award-winning Silverback Films and WWF 'Our Planet: Too Big To Fail' explores, through interviews with sector leaders, the risks caused by natural loss, the impact of current investments and the role the financial sector can play in achieving a truly sustainable future.


Pensioen Pro Partner Webinar is the proud host of this short, yet controversial WWF film.
'Our Planet: Too Big To Fail' provides the context for a round table discussion with WWF NL and sector leaders on the critical role and impact of the Dutch sector in integrating biodiversity into financial decisions.

Watch the film below:

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Angélique Laskewitz, Executive Director, VBDO

Angélique Laskewitz is Executive Director of VBDO: the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. She held various roles in change management, Human Recources and governance-related management and consulting roles at financial services providers such as RVS, AMEV, Fortis Bank Netherlands, BNP Paribas Fortis and ASR Netherlands. As a sideline she started her own consultancy practice Angélique Laskewitz Management & Consultancy (ALMC).

Caroline van Leenders, Senior beleidsmedewerker duurzame transities, RVO (& LNV)
Caroline van Leenders has a PhD in Environmental Studies and works for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands on greening the financial sector. For more than twenty years she has successfully engaged in transformational  change in the field of sustainable energy, plant based food and biodiversity. In recent years her focus has been on accelerating the transition towards a biodiversity positive the financial sector. Bringing people together is essential to change and Van Leenders has therefore formed various Communities of Practice where financial frontrunners learn from each other.

Aaron Vermeulen
Director Green Finance, WWF NL
Aaron Vermeulen is Head of the Green Finance Unit at WWF Netherlands. He is convinced that part of the globe’s natural capital can be secured, by highlighting its economic value and by quantifying the risk of nature depletion for private and public parties. Throughout his career in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Vermeulen has been working in building partnerships with financial institutions to help increase investments in natural capital. At WWF Netherlands, he continues to work for natural-positive financial shifts.

Peter van der WerfEngagement Specialist, Robeco
Peter van der Werf is Engagement Specialist, covering the Consumer Staples, Healthcare and Chemicals sectors. His areas of expertise include impact investing, labor rights, supply chain management, access to medicine and nutrition and social & environmental issues in the Food & Agri sector. He is an Advisory Committee member of a number of PRI working groups such as Agricultural Supply Chain, Sustainable Palm Oil and Deforestation. Van der Werf gained over four years of professional experience in business development in frontier markets before joining Robeco in 2011. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University.


Tom Jessen  is one of the most requested hosts in the Netherlands. In 2020 he was voted Online Host of the Year. He comments on economic developments on BNR Nieuwsradio. He also makes podcasts every week about asset management and fiduciary management.

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