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An overview of our history

1968
  A study group, consisting of Adriaan Deking Dura (an economist), Dieter Brüll (a professor in tax law), Lex Bos (a management consultant) and Rudolf Mees (a banker) form a study group to see how money can be managed sustainably.
   
1971
  Triodos Foundation is established to use gifts and loans to support innovative projects and companies.
   
1980
  Triodos Bank NV is established with EUR 540,000 in start-up share capital and a full banking licence from the Dutch Central Bank. It starts operating in The Netherlands.
   
1990
  Triodos Bank launches the first green fund in Europe, Biogrond Beleggingsfonds. The Wind Fund and Green Investment Fund follow later.
   
1993
  Triodos Bank opens a branch in Belgium.
   
1994
  Triodos Bank launches two foundations: Stichting Triodos-Doen opens for business in cooperation with Stichting DOEN, and Stichting Hivos-Triodos Fonds begins in cooperation with Hivos. Both funds invest in developing countries and are among the first in the world to invest in microfinance.
   
1995
  Triodos Bank opens a branch in the United Kingdom.
   
1997
  The Triodos Added Value Fund is launched, with Delta Lloyd Asset Management, and listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange.
   
1998
  Triodos Bank merges its three green funds to form Triodos Groenfonds. This listed fund drives the success of the Groenregeling, a Dutch tax scheme for green projects.
   
2000
  In The Netherlands, Triodos Added Value Fund allows investors to choose between Equity, Bond and Mixed Funds.
   
2002
  Triodos Fair Share Fund is established in The Netherlands offering private individuals and institutions the chance to invest in microfinance institutions in developing countries.
   
2004
  Triodos Bank opens a branch in Spain. Triodos launches Triodos Vastgoedfonds, the first real estate fund to invest exclusively in sustainable buildings.
   
2006
  Triodos Bank opens its international head office in The Netherlands.
   
  Triodos launches its first Luxembourg based investment fund, Triodos Renewables Europe Fund, to invest in European renewable energy projects. In The Netherlands, Triodos Cultuurfonds starts operating.
   
2007
  Triodos Bank launches Triodos Values Pioneer Fund. This fund is part of a second Luxembourg fund and incorporates Triodos Values Equity Fund and Triodos Values Bond Fund.
   
2008
  Triodos Bank launches Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund. This fund provides trade finance to certified organic and fair trade producers in developing countries and emerging markets.
   
2009
  Triodos Bank opens a branch in Germany.
   
2009
  Triodos Microfinance Fund is launched. This fund offers institutional investors, wealthier individuals and private banking clients across Europe the opportunity to invest in microfinance.