Triodos Bank scoops Better Society Award
Sustainable bank Triodos was voted the Bank of the Year at the prestigious Better Society Awards. The awards, now in their second year, recognise those corporates whose efforts extend beyond commercial success and make valuable contributions to society.
"The award is a great result for everyone here at Triodos," said Rebecca Pritchard, Head of Business Banking at Triodos Bank. "At Triodos, we have worked hard to support charities and not-for-profits using our expertise, utilising partnership working and finding innovative solutions so this award is a welcome recognition of a more sustainable approach to finance."
Triodos beat high street giant Barclays Bank and C.Hoare & Co in the Bank of the Year category, which rewarded the bank for its conviction for aiding charities and non-profits, with a real appreciation of the issues affecting the sector.
Triodos is Europe’s leading ethical bank, using money in a way that’s better for people and the planet. It finances charities and not-for-profits that benefit people, society and the environment, with the support of depositors and investors who share the same values.
The award follows a landmark year for Triodos Bank where lending increased by 11% to £626 million in 2015. Triodos provides senior debt, social investment as well as capital raising services through its Corporate Finance Team.
The Awards were held on 12 May 2016, sponsored by Ansvar and supported by Charity Times, Heart of the City and UKSIF.
Comedian Lucy Porter warmed up the nominees with a lively and entertaining act before the winners were announced and came to collect their prizes.
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About Triodos Bank
Triodos Bank only finances loan customers creating social, environmental or cultural added value - ranging from large ethical loan customers to smaller, innovative organisations meeting local needs. Key sectors include charities & not-for-profit, organic food & farming, renewable energy, social housing and fair trade. Transparency is a core value: customers are informed about the bank’s lending and can target their savings to particular areas of investment. A range of personal savings accounts is offered and full banking services are available for businesses and charities.