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 2020 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 30 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.

  • attributing to the avoidance of over 288 ktonne of CO2 emissions (2019: 400 ktonne) and, with an attributed generating capacity of 500 MW clean energy, producing the equivalent of the electricity needs of 267,000 households worldwide (2019: 250,000). The decline in avoided emissions compared to last year is primarily due to the application of new emission factors, which has had a negative effect on the avoided emissisions in The Netherlands mainly. To become in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), we have changed the applied emission factors based on a different source (IFI GHG methodology).

  • over 35,000 smallholder farmers (2019: 98,000) in eight 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 56,000 hectares of certified organic farmland (2019: 64,000) and an additional 8,000 hectares in conversion (2019: 6,000). The lower number of smallholder farmers in 2020 is related to one company that did not receive trade finance during 2020;

  • that the organically managed land on the European farms which Triodos Investment Management financed could produce the equivalent of 7.3 million meals, or enough food to provide a sustainable diet for approximately 6,700 people (2019: 8,300). Together approximately 10,500 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 for 1,100 homes and apartments and more than 80,000m2 for office and other commercial space (2019: 54,000m2), 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 18.2 million customers borrowing for a better quality of life (2019: 19.1 million). Approximately 20.2 million people living on low incomes use savings services offered by these institutions (2019: 19.2 million).