Sophie lives in Sheffield and has been a customer since 2012.
How did you hear about Triodos Bank?
I found out about Triodos by going online and searching for an ethical bank. I now have several different savings accounts with the bank.
Why it is important to you that your bank supports your values?
I feel strongly about using my money for good. Where your money is invested is a really key component to living in a sustainable way.
Why did you choose to have two different types of ISA with Triodos?
I wanted to use my Stocks & Shares ISA for longer term investments and my Cash ISA for easy access. I also like to keep a balance by splitting my money between a cash savings ISA and a higher risk investment.
Why did you choose to invest in the Triodos Equity Fund through your Ethical Stocks & Shares ISA?
I put my money in the Triodos Equity Fund because I wanted it to be invested in companies that make a conscious effort to look after our planet. When I chose the Triodos Equity Fund, my motivation wasn’t great returns, but I am bowled over by how well it has done.
What sectors in society would you most like your money to support?
I would most like to support businesses for which sustainability is a core value, as well as those that directly address climate change. I also think that funding social initiatives, such as food waste cooperatives, is important.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am an experienced and passionate rock climber. I love the physical and mental challenges of rock climbing, but most of all love being outdoors in beautiful landscapes. Hence, living sustainably and minimising climate change are both important to me to preserve our planet.