More Dutch investors into sustainable investments

The number of sustainalbe investments in the Netherlands has increased with 17.8% to a total of EUR 1.7 bln. This was announced by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) on wednesday.

According to the VBDO all Dutch investment institutions saw their investments reduced by 6.7%. Sustainable savings increased by 6.7% to EUR 3.6 bln during 2001, whereas regular savings increased by 13.9%. According to the VBDO sustainable savings and investments has continuously increased its market share over the last ten years.

Total value of sustainable savings and investments have surpassed the EUR 5 bln mark in 2001. Sustainable savings and investments grew with 16.9% (EUR 0.78 bln) compared to 2000. The number of so-called green and sustainalbe savings and investment funds increased by 8 to total 24 by the end of 2001.

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(source: VBDO)

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