Dutch pension, insurance, and asset management group Aegon has announced in its 2017 responsible investment report released last week that it has added tobacco producers to its exclusion list of investments.
Aegon’s head of Strategy & Sustainability Marc van Weede explained tobacco did not fit with the group’s focus on financial security and well-being.
“We say we want our customers to enjoy long, healthy lives. Investing in tobacco just isn’t compatible with that. This is a good example of NGOs and investors working in different ways toward the same objective.