NN Group Joins Animal Welfare Investor Network

Dutch financial services firm NN Group has become a member of the Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare. The investor network was launched in 2015 by the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) and aims to encourage major global food companies to strengthen their management systems and processes on the treatment of farm animals. As a signatory, the firm will participate in annual engagements to improve the management practices of BBFAW’s 150 global companies. The collaboration is now supported by 32 institutional investors, representing £1.9 trillion (US$2.4 trillion) in assets under management. “NN Group believes it is important to establish guidelines to protect and promote animal welfare in the various production sectors and value chains,” said Nathalie van Toren, Responsible Investment Manager at NN Group. “Animal welfare also plays a role in managing reputational risks and in accountability towards consumers, and it can establish opportunities for better product quality and innovation, as well as market access.” Other BBFAW signatories include abrdn (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments), Aviva Investors, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Cardano, EdenTree and Karner Blue Capital. “We are delighted that NN Group is lending its support to the global investor collaboration on farm animal welfare,” said Nicky Amos, Executive Director of the BBFAW. “[The firm’s] presence in several countries increases the collaboration’s geographic reach and strengthens its aim to harness the collective efforts of companies and their investors to substantially improve farm animal welfare standards globally.”

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