Providing capital to the microfinance sector worldwide
Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income people in developing countries. An inclusive financial sector, where the majority of people have access to financial services, provides a sustainable basis for balanced socio-economic development.
Total number of loan clients reached by the microfinance institutions in our portfolio at year-end 2011
Triodos Bank has been a pioneering provider of capital to microfinance since 1994
Triodos Investment Management manages four funds that provide finance for around 95 microfinance institutions
Through our funds, we're an active shareholder in 19 microfinance institutions. This allows us to share our knowledge and banking expertise
As at 31 December 2011, the total assets under management of our four microfinance funds
In 2011 we added Angola, Ghana and Jordan to our list of countries where we are active as a microfinance investor
Our funds are suited to the needs of microfinance institutions at all stages of development, from start-ups onwards
Our aim is to build long term relationships, based on transparency and fairness, and a shared commitment to access for all and caring for the planet
Our expert: Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
‘Focusing on the interests of microfinance clients is the only way to achieve long-term sustainable financial results.'
Marilou van Golstein Brouwers is Managing Director of Triodos Investment Management BV, and a leading authority on microfinance. She started working for Triodos Bank in 1990. She was a member of...
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Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance launched
The Principles help shape an inclusive financial services industry that keeps the interests of its low income clients at its core. Triodos Investment Management is among the first signatories.
Study on over-indebtedness in the microfinance sector
The study is a first important step to come towards an early warning index of over-indebtedness in the microfinance sector.
Networks and Partners
International Association of Microfinance Investors
A global membership organization exclusively dedicated to serving current and potential microfinance investors, especially those who invest in funds and other vehicles. Triodos Investment Management is a founding member.
Women’s World Banking
Triodos Bank is among the key supporters of Women’s World Banking, whose mission is to expand the economic assets, participation, and power of poor women as entrepreneurs and economic agents by increasing their access to finance, knowledge and markets
Our products supporting Microfinance
Triodos Bank in action
At Triodos Bank, we view the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines as the best and most widely recognised for reporting on sustainability in its widest sense, and we recommend the system to all our microfinance sector investees.
Since 2004, we've been working in co-operation with the Global Reporting Initiative to help participating microfinance institutions report in accordance with GRI guidelines. Our own annual report has been GRI-compliant since 2000.