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International reach

Triodos Bank has co-created initiatives designed to use the collective power of like-minded organisations. The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, for example, was co-founded by Triodos Bank early in 2009, bringing the world’s leading sustainable banks together, to help increase the impact of values-based, or sustainable, banking.

The network is growing and numbered 21 members by the end of the year, up from 14 in 2011. It enables senior professionals from pioneering sustainable banks around the world to share expertise and inspiration, and develop effective projects to amplify the impact of their activity.

During the year the network released a report comparing the performance of sustainable banks and the biggest banks in the world, strengthening the business case for values-based banks.

Triodos Bank is also the co-founder and a member of Social Venture Network EURope, European Social Investment Forum (EUROSIF) and the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE). In addition, it is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Clinton Global Initiative, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

In 2012, Triodos Bank continued to collaborate with the ‘Sustainable Finance Lab’, a Dutch-based think tank of scientists and academics from various disciplines that it co-created with the Institute of Utrecht University in 2011. This body is developing ideas to contribute to a stable and robust financial sector which, in turn, contributes to an economy at the service of humanity that does not exhaust the living environment. Its work is increasingly relevant on an international stage.