2021 will likely continue to be centred around the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although a vaccination programme may ultimately lead to a rebound in economic activities, we expect that the global challenges for our society and economy resulting from the pandemic will continue to dominate in 2021. COVID-19 has so far proved a major setback for the global sustainability agenda as articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and private investors are needed more than ever to help to realise those goals.

Within this context, Triodos IM will continue to build on more than 25 years’ experience of bringing together values, vision, and financial returns in investment. It is helping to meet the European demand for values-based investment solutions that are critical for the transition to a more sustainable society. Through its funds, Triodos IM aims to extend its impact in the key areas related to its mission and the SDGs.

Triodos IM’s strategic focus in 2021 will continue to be on retail investors through distributors, high-net-worth Individuals, family offices and (semi-) institutional investors. Impact mandates that accommodate institutional investors seeking investment opportunities with positive impact will have a strong focus in 2021. In addition, Triodos IM’s international distribution strategy will be broadened by adding more European markets to its network, including France and Spain.

Triodos Investment Management will continue to pursue development and growth, both through expansion and development of existing funds and by creating new impact investment products.