Sustainable Banking takes a conscious approach to using money, which considers its environmental, cultural and social impact. Triodos Bank connects savers and investors who want to make a difference, with the businesses and charities which are meeting present day needs without compromising those of future generations.
"We believe that getting to know our borrowers, and their businesses, is the key to successful long term investment"
"Being open and honest about how we use our customers' money builds mutual trust, which is good for business"
"At Triodos Bank, we see profit as proof of a healthy organisation, but not as an end in itself"
"Being unlisted means we don't have to put shareholders' interests before those of our other stakeholders"
"A decent profit, a strong capital base and stable funding are the solid foundations on which Triodos Bank is built"
"Funds entrusted to Triodos Bank grew in 2009 by 30%. Over the last ten years Triodos Bank grew on average by 20%"
"Triodos Bank welcomed over 50,000 new customers in 2009 and grew to a total of 242,000 customers"
"Lending, which is exclusively to sustainable organisations, was up 31% in 2009"
"In 2010 we will celebrate the success of 30 years of Triodos Bank but foremost the 30 year success of sustainable banking"
‘Profit is not an objective in itself’
After studying economics, and helping to run one of the first organic food centres in the Netherlands, Peter Blom joined Triodos Bank in 1980, the year we first opened for business. Having been with us since the start, he was appointed Managing Director in 1989, and has been CEO since 1997.
Networks and Partners
Global Alliance for Banking on Values
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable development for unserved people, communities and the environment. Triodos Bank is a co-founder of the alliance. Read more .
Triodos Bank in action
Our salary system is based on the belief that the success - and earnings - of the bank depend on the combined efforts of everyone who works here. We do occasionally reward exceptional performance by individual co-workers, but any payments are limited to the equivalent of two months' salary. At the end of 2009 all co-workers received an end of year bonus of the equivalent of € 300.