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Engagement in figures

The metrics on this page are intended to give you an impression of the outcomes of our outreach and engagement activities in 2016. Engagement with companies in our Sustainable Investment Universe is imperative to tackling global challenges and Triodos Research is committed to exerting the strongest possible positive influence on the companies we invest in.

Change is a matter of patience

With our investment products and services we only invest in companies that contribute to a sustainable society or clearly lead the sustainability agenda in a particular sector. The selection process is long and intensive as the Triodos criteria is quite stringent. We select these companies based on comprehensive analysis alongside strict sustainability criteria. We also conduct constructive dialogue i.e. longterm engagement with companies to stimulate improved sustainability performance.

“It is inspiring to talk to investors who share our focus on themes such as sustainability and responsibility. ”

Bernard Wientjes, Head Sustainability DSM

Despite the fact that we invest only in companies that outperform on sustainability, we see it as our role to identify areas for further improvement and to provide recommendations for change to the companies we (may) invest in. Triodos holds discussions with the companies and motivates them to be more sustainable because however well they do, there's always room for improvement. There's no end to improving the environment or corporate governance or human dignity.

25%

In 2016, Triodos Research screened 158 new companies. Of which 25% were selected for our Sustainable Investment Universe

287

companies

In 2016, the number of companies in our Sustainable Investment Universe totaled 287

111

pioneers

Of which 111 are sustainability pioneers

467

times engaged

In 2016, Triodos Research had dialogue with a total of 215 companies on 467 occasions
Based in the Netherlands, DSM’s health, nutrition and materials products are used in many industries. The company’s purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. It measures the environmental and social impact of its products during their lifecycles to improve their sustainability. DSM has announced that by 2025, half the energy that the company uses must come from renewable sources.
Based in the Netherlands, DSM’s health, nutrition and materials products are used in many industries. The company’s purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. It measures the environmental and social impact of its products during their lifecycles to improve their sustainability. DSM has announced that by 2025, half the energy that the company uses must come from renewable sources.
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