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Measuring, Steering and Reporting on Impact Investing by Using the Sustainable Development Investments Framework

RBC X Rotman Sustainable Finance Week 2022 

Tuesday, March 1 - 12:00pm EST to 1:00pm EST 


Featuring: Jaap van Dam, Principal Director Investment Strategy, PGGM and ICPM Research Committee Co-Chair 

Introduction by Kenneth Corts, Rotman Vice-Dean (Research, Strategy and Resources); Academic Director, Michael Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship

Impact investing is rapidly developing amongst asset owners around the globe. Sustainable Development Goals provide a great framework to identify impact. In order to be able to identify, allocate and measure the contribution of companies to the SDG’s, four members of ICPM -- BCI, Australian Super, APG and PGGM -- have developed the SDI-AOP, the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform. First research outcomes indicate that asset owners can significantly allocate to SDI’s without compromising their financial goals.

In his contribution, 
Jaap will talk about the SDI’s and the way they are used, and present research outcomes on the SDI’s.

Jaap van Dam Biography:

Jaap is the Principal Director of Investment Strategy at PGGM. He is chairman of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), of the Advisory Board of the Erasmus Platform for Sustainable Value Creation. He is co-chair of the Research Committee at ICPM. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Jaap has performed many roles within the field, ranging from fundamental and quantitative analysis to external manager selection and portfolio construction. He joined PGGM in 2005 as Head of Internal Equity Management. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Strategist. Jaap is a member of the NEST (UK) Investment Committee.


Together with prof. Kees Koedijk and prof Alfred Slager he authored the book Achieving Investment Excellence, a practical guide for Trustees of Pension Funds, Endowments and foundations (2019). He received his masters degree in Finance at the Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam.


Presented in partnership by the Lee-Chin Institute and ICPM


Supported by RBC as part of RBC x Rotman Sustainable Finance Week 2022