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Socially Responsible Investment

Invest in the future you want to see

At Triodos Bank we’re continuing to show people that banks can be different - making money work for social, environmental and cultural change.

We offer a range of Socially Responsible Investment Funds, giving you the opportunity to decide between investing in either a fund focused on large listed companies, or smaller pioneering companies.

What is SRI?

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) means investing in companies using strict criteria on environmental, social and governance issues, along with financial analysis with the aim of stimulating change in society.

At the heart of our SRI philosophy and strategy lies the belief that in the long term the most successful businesses will be those that achieve the right balance between their social, environmental and economic performance.

Although, the value of investments and the income derived from them may go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

Our Approach

Our investment portfolio is based on the principle that only companies that meet our strict sustainability standards can be invested in.

We are open and transparent about how we use our customers’ money. You can view all of the companies that we invest in here.


We know financial gains will also be an important factor for you when considering your investment opportunities. Whilst we can’t guarantee future performance and past performance is not a guide to future returns, we’re pleased to say that, since they launched in April 2013, the Triodos Sustainable Pioneer and Equity Funds have delivered returns of 37.1% and 25.4% respectively*.

Invest in a sustainable future...

Triodos Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Funds

Triodos Ethical Stocks and Shares ISA for tax-efficient** returns 

  • Total transparency about how we use our customers money
  • Your money will be invested in businesses that meet our strict minimum standards
  • Choose whether to invest in a fund which invests in smaller sustainable innovators or major listed companies
  • Invest tax-efficiently in our Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Funds
  • Choose to invest in either one or both of our SRI Funds
  • Any profits from your investment will be free from Capital Gains Tax and dividends are exempt from Income Tax

Case studies

All the companies that are invested in via the SRI funds are selected based on our strict criteria relating to environmental, social and governance issues – here are two examples of companies who are part of the sustainable investment universe.

DSM: Best in class - materials

DSM produce ingredients that are used in health, nutrition and materials products.

SunOpta: Pioneer - Healthy People

SunOpta produces, processes, markets and distributes organic and natural food products.


*Figures show the increase in the net asset value for period 22/04/2013 (launch date) to 30/09/2015 for the Triodos Sustainable Equity Fund KR-cap share class and the Triodos Sustainable Pioneer Fund KR-cap share class.

**Income tax is not payable on the interest or dividends you receive from an ISA and any profits from investments are free of Capital Gains Tax. However, the benefit to you of the favourable tax treatment for ISAs depends on your individual circumstances and may vary in the future.

Important Information
You should not interpret any information on this page as financial advice because this information is not personal advice based on your individual circumstances. If you are unsure about whether to invest/apply you should seek a personal recommendation from a qualified adviser. Investment decisions should only be made on the basis of the Prospectus or the Key Investor Information Document(s) and not on any information provided here.

Investing in these funds is not the same as depositing money in a bank savings account as your capital is at risk and you may not get back the full amount that you invested. The value of investments and the income derived from them may go down as well as up. Investment in the underlying investment instrument is intended to be for the long term and income from your investment may fluctuate.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Investing in the funds on offer from the UK branch of Triodos Bank NV is available only to UK residents. When investing in these funds currency risk arises because the investments made by the funds are denominated in US dollars, euro and other foreign currencies. In principle the fund does not hedge the currency risk of these investments. As the UK share classes are offered in sterling, when comparing returns for these share classes to those generated for the euro share classes offered to European investors, returns will be affected by currency fluctuations between sterling and the euro.