Our vision on measuring impact reflects a focus on delivering our mission. That means we try and find qualitative evidence of the impact first and foremost and back it up with numbers when it’s relevant. We define impact as having the power to transform, directing money so that it benefits people and the environment over the long-term.
How we see impact
Triodos Bank’s mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. To make sure our influence in these areas is positive we only invest in sustainable enterprises and we only use the ‘real’ money entrusted to us by savers and investors.
As well as financing progressive entrepreneurs, we also want to influence the banking sector at a national and global level, to help deliver our mission. Because the more sustainable, diverse and transparent the banking industry, the more we believe people’s quality of life will improve.
A focus on impact dictates which sectors we finance and how we finance them. In our case, that means only financing the entrepreneurs and enterprises making positive change happen. Find out our vision on these sectors, how we assess the impact we make and discover powerful examples of what financing change means in practice.
We have built a track record financing organisations that work in the nature and environment sectors, social business, culture and welfare.