Impact in a nutshell

Triodos Bank is not like most banks. Our starting point is to improve people’s quality of life, and we use finance to do it. And we can only make a sustainable difference with money deposited and invested by individuals and institutions across Europe; money that’s only lent to, and invested in, enterprises that benefit people, the environment and culture. Here’s a selection of the difference we made together in 2011.
100%
of Triodos Bank loans
and investments benefit
sustainable projects.
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SOCIAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
CULTURAL
MUNICIPALITY
PRIVATE LOANS
49%
ENVIRONMENTAL
28%
SOCIAL
12%
CULTURAL
Environmental
Our environmental impact includes renewable energy projects which generated enough green energy to meet the needs of the equivalent of 1.5 million European households, avoiding over 2.0 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2011.
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Environmental
Organically managed land on the farms which Triodos Bank finances, is an important part of our environmental lending. In 2011 these farms could produce the equivalent of over 18 million meals, or enough food to provide a sustainable diet for 16,500 people.
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Social
Triodos Bank’s approach to the social sector includes microfinance funds which provided finance to 96 microfinance institutions in 43 countries, serving 7.9 million borrowing clients in 2011.
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Social
Triodos Bank lending in the social sector included finance for over 100 care homes in 2011, benefiting 10,331 elderly people.
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Cultural
Triodos Bank finance helped make it possible for 6.8 million visitors to enjoy theatres or museums across Europe during 2011.
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6%
5%

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