The Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund, managed by Triodos Investment Management (Triodos IM), invests in a range of large listed companies working towards a more sustainable future, using transition themes tracked against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Paris climate targets.
Now in its twelfth year, Investment Week's Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards showcase expertise and commitment to investment factors that take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, as well as good corporate behaviour. The awards recognise those at the forefront of facilitating or investing in themes on the environment, ethics, as well as social and corporate responsibility, and whose work promotes a greater understanding of the sector's potential.
Adam Robbins, senior UK investor relations manager at Triodos IM,received the award. He said: “To transform the economy for a sustainable future and meet the Paris Agreement targets, we must carefully consider the role of the finance sector and its investment choices. We strongly believe there is an enormous potential for investors to use their money for good. In an increasingly competitive environment, this award recognises our desire to offer funds that demonstrate a model for impact investing that enables investors of all types to support high-impact projects. These companies are playing an important role in addressing some of the global challenges we are faced with today.”
The recognition comes off the back of a number of other awards for the Triodos impact funds. Environmental Finance recently recognised Triodos IM as ‘Best ESG reporting by a mid-sized manager’ in recognition of online impact reports produced to highlight the firms role as an impact investor. Last month, the prestigious Impact Award was presented to Triodos IM at the Impact Investment Academy, celebrating the firm’s long-time commitment to financing positive social and environmental impact across asset classes.
The Global Equities Impact Fund is managed by Triodos IM, part of Triodos Bank. Triodos Bank has had a long-term commitment to impact investment for more than 30 years and is now a certified B Corporation and a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. Using an approach to impact investing that screens for companies that have a positive impact on society and the environment, seven sustainable transition themes have been developed by Triodos IM to track against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Other winners at the awards included follow B Corporations, Tribe Impact Capital and Montanaro.
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About Triodos Investment Management
Triodos Investment Management connects a broad range of investors who want to make their money work for lasting, positive change with innovative entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses doing just that. In doing so, we serve as a catalyst in sectors that are key in the transition to a world that is fairer, more sustainable and humane.
We have built up in-depth knowledge throughout our 25 years of impact investing in sectors such as Energy & Climate, Inclusive Finance and Sustainable Food & Agriculture. We also invest in listed companies that materially contribute to the transition toward a sustainable society. Assets under management as per the end of June 2019: EUR 4.6 billion.
Triodos Investment Management is a globally active impact investor and consists of Triodos Investment Management BV and Triodos Investment & Advisory Services BV, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Triodos Bank NV.
About Triodos Bank
Founded in 1980, Triodos Bank has become a frontrunner in sustainable banking globally. As an independent bank that promotes responsible and transparent banking, it does not see any conflict between a focus on people and the planet and a good financial return. Instead it believes that they reinforce each other in the long-term.
Triodos Bank has banking activities in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain, Germany and France as well as Investment Management activities based in the Netherlands but active globally. Triodos Bank co-founded the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of 54 sustainable banks. Together these banks want to grow sustainable banking and its impact on the real economy substantially.
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