As the sustainable investment landscape continues to grow with increasing nuance, Triodos IM has identified the need to more effectively and accurately convey the impact approach used by its public equity and bond funds. Acting on this awareness, the funds will be renamed to more closely align with the Triodos impact investment proposition.

Jacco Minnaar, Chair of the Management Board of Triodos Investment Management, said: “We observe that the terms ‘Socially Responsible’ and ‘Sustainable’ have numerous interpretations within the asset management industry. Both terms represent a spectrum that includes many ‘shades of green’, from light surface level ESG integration to dark green impact investing. We believe that the new fund names better demonstrate what our investments in listed companies and entities seek to do.”

The relevant funds in the UK are:

Previous Fund Name

New Fund Name

Triodos Sustainable Equity Fund

Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund

Triodos Sustainable Pioneer Fund

Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund

In addition to the name change of the funds, the overall Triodos IM strategy for investing in exchange-listed companies and publicly traded bonds will be renamed from ‘Socially Responsible Investing’ to ‘Impact Equities and Bonds’.

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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.

With our highly professional investment teams, we have built up in-depth knowledge throughout our 25 years of impact investing in sectors such as Energy & Climate, Inclusive Finance, Sustainable Food & Agriculture and Sustainable Real Estate. We also invest in listed companies that materially contribute to the transition toward a sustainable society. Assets under management as per end 2018: EUR 4.2 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.