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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 and banks in our portfolio at year-end 2013
Triodos Bank has been a pioneering provider of capital to microfinance since 1994
Triodos Investment Management manages four funds that provide finance for 112 microfinance institutions and banks worldwide at year-end 2013
Through our funds, we're an active shareholder in 22 microfinance institutions and banks. This allows us to share our knowledge and banking expertise
As at 31 December 2013, the total assets under management in the microfinance sector
In 2013 we added the Democratic Republic of Congo to our list of countries where we are active as a microfinance investor
Our funds are suited to the needs of microfinance institutions and banks 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...
More about Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
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
UNPRI Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance
The Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance 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 to these Principles.
Triodos Investment Management is a member of the Council for Microfinance Equity Funds, a forum for leading equity investors in the microfinance sector.
Our products supporting Microfinance
Triodos Bank in action
One valuable way of sharing our knowledge is through active board membership of all the microfinance institutions in which we are a shareholder.
In each case, a senior member of our team serves as a director or alternate director on the Board, making available Triodos Bank's wide-ranging expertise in microfinance and sustainable banking.