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An overview of our history

Triodos Bank - sustainable banking since 1980



Triodos Investment Management launches the Triodos Multi Impact Fund
This first-ever Triodos ‘fund-of-funds’ invests in a broad array of sectors that stimulate the transition to a more sustainable society, such as sustainable trade, inclusive finance, renewable energy, arts & culture, and organic food and agriculture.

Triodos Bank becomes a certified B Corp member in April 2015
On 22 April, Triodos Bank announced that it has become a Certified B Corporation at the official launch of the B Corp movement in Europe. B Corps are a new type of company that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.


Triodos Investment Management launches the Triodos Organic Growth Fund
This is a long-term evergreen fund, which will provide equity to leading organic food companies and sustainable consumer businesses across Europe.


Triodos Bank is taking its first steps in France
Establishing Triodos Finance B.V. with a mandate by Triodos Bank as an intermediary in banking operations representative office in Paris.


The Sustainable Finance Lab Foundation is established
The Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL) is an initiative of Triodos Bank in the Netherlands together with the Utrecht University and the Utrecht Sustainability Institute (USI). The SFL is an informal interdisciplinary network of mostly academics of different Dutch universities. Its secretariat is located at the University of Utrecht School of Economics.


Triodos Bank co-founded the Global Alliance for Banking on Values
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

Triodos Bank opens a branch in Germany

Triodos Microfinance Fund is launched
This fund offers institutional investors, wealthier individuals and private banking clients across Europe the opportunity to invest in microfinance.


Triodos Bank launches the Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund
This fund provides trade finance to certified organic and fair trade producers in developing countries and emerging markets.


Triodos Bank launches the Triodos Values Pioneer Fund
This fund is part of a second Luxembourg fund and incorporates Triodos Values Equity Fund and Triodos Values Bond Fund.


Triodos Bank opens its international headquarters in the Netherlands

Triodos Bank launches its first Luxembourg based investment fund
Triodos Renewables Europe Fund, to invest in European renewable energy projects. In the Netherlands, Triodos Culture Fund starts operating.


Triodos Bank opens a branch in Spain

Triodos Bank launches the Sustainable Real Estate Fund
It's the first real estate fund to invest exclusively in sustainable buildings.


The Triodos Fair Share Fund is established in the Netherlands
This fund offers private individuals and institutions the chance to invest in microfinance institutions in developing countries.


In the Netherlands, the Triodos Added Value Fund is launched 
This fund allows investors to choose between Equity, Bond and Mixed Funds.


Triodos Bank merges its three green funds to form the Triodos Green Fund
This listed fund drives the success of the Groenregeling, a Dutch tax scheme for green projects.


The Triodos Added Value Fund is launched
It's launched together with Delta Lloyd Asset Management, and listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange.


Triodos Bank opens a branch in the United Kingdom


Triodos Bank launches two foundations
Both funds invest in developing countries and are among the first in the world to invest in microfinance: 

  • Stichting Triodos-Doen opens for business in cooperation with Stichting DOEN, and
  • Stichting Hivos-Triodos Fonds begins in cooperation with Hivos.


Triodos Bank opens a branch in Belgium


Triodos Bank launches the first green fund in Europe:
Biogrond Beleggingsfonds. The Wind Fund and Green Investment Fund follow later.


Triodos Bank NV is established
With EUR 540,000 in start-up share capital and a full banking licence from the Dutch Central Bank it starts operating in the Netherlands.


Triodos Foundation is established
Using gifts and loans to support innovative projects and companies.


A study group, consisting of Adriaan Deking Dura (an economist), Dieter Brüll (a professor in tax law), Lex Bos (a management consultant) and Rudolf Mees (a banker) form a study group to see how money can be managed sustainably.

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