Triodos Investment Management’s mission is to make money work for positive change. More specifically its aim as an investor is to serve as a catalyst in the transition to an economy where people and planet come first, in line with the vision and mission of Triodos Bank.
Triodos Investment Management continues to see an increasing demand from investors for credible investments that deliver real impact and not just financial results, not least because of its own continuing growth. In 2019 it continued to focus on growing its investor base through third party distribution to retail investors, through other banks and Triodos Bank, High Net Worth Individuals, family offices and (semi) institutional investors. In addition, it has further developed its international distribution network by adding new European markets to its network.
Triodos Bank and Triodos Investment Management have more than 25 years’ experience in investment products that deliver social and sustainable environmental and economic change. As a result of this work Triodos Investment Management has become globally recognised as a front-runner in impact investing.
In 2019 this meant:
- attributing to the avoidance of over 0.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions (2018: 0.4 million) by the renewable energy projects we finance and, with a total generating capacity of 2,000 MW clean energy, producing the equivalent of the electricity needs of 3,821,000 households worldwide (2018: 1,687,000) or 250,000 based on an attribution approach;
- over 98,000 smallholder farmers (2018: 104,000) in 9 emerging market countries worldwide were paid directly and fairly upon delivery of their harvest through trade-finance facilities, bringing 10 different agricultural products to international markets from 64,000 hectares of certified organic farmland (2018: 56,000) and an additional 6,000 hectares in conversion (2018: 24,000);
- that the organically managed land on the European farms which Triodos Investment Management financed could produce the equivalent of 9.1 million meals, or enough food to provide a sustainable diet for approximately 8,300 people (2018: 9,100). Together approximately 10,700 hectares of organic farmland was financed across Europe;
- increasing the quality and sustainability of the built environment through the management of a portfolio of sustainable buildings and renovation projects amounting to more than 54,000m2 for office and other commercial space (2018: 114,000m2), that emit almost 33% less CO2 than the average for buildings;
- providing finance to 109 emerging and well-established financial institutions working for inclusive finance in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. These institutions reached approximately 19.1 million customers borrowing for a better quality of life (2018: 19.2 million). Approximately 19.2 million people living on low incomes use savings services offered by these institutions (2018: 11.1 million).