Impact measures

During 2018 Triodos Bank and Triodos Investment Management helped make it possible for 22.6 million visitors (2017: 17.6 million) to enjoy cultural events including cinemas, theatres and museums across Europe, as a result of its lending and investments activity to cultural institutions. This represents the equivalent of 31 cultural experiences per Triodos Bank customer.

Impact measures

As a result of its finance across Europe around 41,000 individuals (2017: 53,000) were residents of facilities at 502 elderly care homes financed by Triodos Bank and Triodos Investment Management in 2018, representing the equivalent of 21 days of care per Triodos Bank customer.

Impact measures

Triodos Bank and its investment funds, offered via Triodos Investment Management, finance and cofinance enterprises that augment the use of renewable resources in particular and supports projects that reduce the demand for energy and promote energy efficiency. By the end of 2018, Triodos Bank and its climate and energy investment funds were financing 513 projects in the energy sector: including 34 energy efficiency projects, 28 sustainable power projects in a construction phase and another 451 sustainable power projects (2017: 410) with a total generating capacity of 3,800 MW (2017: 3,100 MW), producing the equivalent of the electricity needs of 2.5 million households worldwide (2017: 1.4 million). Together these projects contributed to the avoidance of over 2.9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions (2017: 2.4 million tonnes).

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Triodos Investment Management’s specialised emerging markets funds provided finance to 103 financial institutions working for inclusive finance in 43 countries (2017: 44). These organisations reached approximately 11.1 million individuals saving for their future (2017: 15.1 million) and 19.2 million customers borrowing for a better quality of life (2017: 20.3 million).

Impact measures

Triodos Investment Management’s specialised emerging markets funds provided finance to 103 financial institutions working for inclusive finance in 43 countries (2017: 44). These organisations reached approximately 11.1 million individuals saving for their future (2017: 15.1 million) and 19.2 million customers borrowing for a better quality of life (2017: 20.3 million).

Impact measures

The organically managed land on the farms which Triodos Bank and Triodos Investment Management financed in 2018 could produce the equivalent of 32 million meals in 2018, or enough food to provide a sustainable diet for approximately 29,000 people (2017: 27,000).

Impact measures

Approximately 680,000 individuals benefited from the work of 550 education initiatives financed by Triodos Bank in 2018 (2017: 650,000).