How we ensure your money is invested only in companies with the best sustainability performance.
Socially Responsible Investment
A strategic approach to use money for positive change
We believe that in the long term, the most successful businesses will be those that achieve the right balance between their social, environmental and economic performance. So when it comes to investing in the stock market, investing in these companies makes sense from a financial perspective as well as a sustainability perspective.
Leaders in their sector
Through our four Triodos Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds, we invest in equities or bonds issued by listed companies with a strong financial position and delivering good social and environmental performance. We consider only companies that clearly outperform others within their sectors on sustainability, and that comply with our strict minimum standards.
These are the pioneers in their sectors, leading their peers towards higher standards of environmental, social and financial performance. As influential multinational companies, they have a global impact on environmental and social change.
We invest in sovereign bonds if the issuing government fulfils the highest standards of democratic government, and has signed the world’s most important environmental, social and human rights treaties and conventions.
We also invest in bonds that qualify as Impact Bonds, such as green, social and blue impact bonds, climate awareness bonds and/or bonds issued under the Climate Bond initiative.
We engage with companies during the selection process and continue to do so once they have been selected. The interactive collection of data stimulates their awareness about sustainable investment and helps to encourage them to improve their own sustainability. After investment, we use our voting rights, sometimes in the form of a coalition with other engaged investors, to further influence company behaviour.
Erik Breen is Head of Triodos SRI funds (SICAV I) at Triodos Investment Management since April 1, 2017. He joined Triodos Investment Management in 2014 as Manager SRI, being responsible for further developments and innovation in Triodos Investment Management’s investment activities in public markets.
- 1996-2002: Senior Portfolio Manager with Robeco