Aegon's Dutch roots date back to 1844. Today, we have operations in more than 20 countries, including North America where we're known as Transamerica. We offer a range of insurance, pension and savings products.
Aegon and the Sustainable Development Goal's
We believe we have an important part to play in achieving the SDG's. As a provider of finance and economic growth, as well as an employer- we have the resources, skills and expertise to contribute in a positive way and we also have a responsibility to ensure we minimize any negative contribution we may have.
In 2016, we performed an analysis on all 17 goals, aligning them to our business and operations. We looked at each goal and the links with our material issues, our value chain, our businesses and their geographical locations. We assessed were we can meaningfully contribute to these goals.
This process resulted in us identifying these goals that we feel we can have a lasting, meaningful contribution. Goals one (No poverty), three (Good health & well-being) and eight (Decent work and economic growth).
Furthermore, in 2016 we were part of a coalition of Dutch banks, insurance companies and pension funds that analyzed the SDG's as a guiding framework for impact investing. This led to the report 'Buiding Highways to SDG Investing' which was presented to the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen.