Ensuring transformative improvement
The mission of Triodos Regenerative Money Centre is fully in line with the goal of Triodos Bank to make money work for positive change. But the centre reaches beyond the limits of the current banking system. It uses gift money and catalytic investments to support initiatives that pioneer, catalyse, and build communities and partnerships with the explicit goal to regenerate society and the planet. It contributes to systemic social changes where traditional banking and investment products cannot (yet) provide an answer.
Why we’re different
Triodos Regenerative Money Centre believes we need to transform our economy into a system that puts our planet first. A system that encourages the positive impact of money on our society and our planet.
We believe that money has three important qualities: to buy, to lend/invest, and to donate. The centre combines several existing activities of Triodos Bank and tells the story about the different qualities of money.
Regenerate society at large
Triodos Regenerative Money Centre supports initiatives that pioneer, catalyse, build communities and partnerships, and create change for the benefit of ecosystems, people and society. We want to help regenerate society at large.
We pioneer new initiatives and support balanced business models that tackle one or more of the larger societal challenges of our times by designing it in such a way that it has a true transformative impact.
What separates us from the other activities of Triodos Bank is our focus on areas where traditional banking and investment products cannot provide an answer yet because the risk is too high and/or the returns too low.The initiatives we support simply don’t fit within the limits of the current banking system. With Triodos Regenerative Money Centre, we encourage the things money can do to benefit society and our planet. By reconsidering built-in expectations about risk and return.
How do we make pioneering, transformative changes possible?
Find out about our unique approach for lending, investing and donating money.
How we work
Triodos Regenerative Money Centre lends, invests and donates money to initiatives with the primary objective to regenerate, transform and benefit our society and our planet.
Within the concept of free or regenerative money we distinguish two types: donations and catalytic investments. The centre focusses on the three Triodos Bank impact themes which enable initiatives to add and create real value that benefit society.
Financing transformational change needs more blended finance products and gift money. The centre manages four entities that were already part of the Triodos Bank group. This creates a larger funding base of regenerative money, especially when combined with other, existing bank and investment products to create more blended finance options.
With gift money we can finance socially relevant ideas or initiatives, even when the outcome is uncertain or cannot be directly expressed in economic value. Gift money is one of the keys to innovation and development. It contributes to the renewal of society instead of making a financial return, we aim to achieve positive societal impact together with initiatives.
Triodos Regenerative Money Centre manages theTriodos Foundation that works with donations. The Triodos Foundation donates to projects with pioneering initiatives that add value to the development of a sustainable society. (Total assets as per end of 2018 EUR 12 million)
Catalytic Investmentsinvests with the primary goal to generate impact. The capital invested is expected to be circular: At portfolio level we aim to at least maintain our capital base to ensure it can support initiatives time and time again.
Triodos Regenerative Money Centre manages three initiatives that work with investments.