Triodos Bank’s Executive Board provides a perspective on the wider world it operates in, its impact and activity in 2017 and its prospects for the future.
Engaging listed companies
Triodos Investment Management provides opportunities for people and institutions to invest in stock exchange listed companies that meet Triodos Bank’s strictest environmental, social, and governance criteria.
Through these Socially Responsible Investment funds (the SICAV I funds), investors become part of a movement to make some of the world’s largest corporations adopt more sustainable practices.
Engagement with companies is one of the cornerstones of Triodos Investment Management’s SRI strategy. Through dialogue with the companies it invests in, it aims to maximise the positive impact of its investee companies on society. The organisation views engagement as an integral part of responsible shareholdership.
Portfolio companies are actively monitored on a continuous basis. If a concern emerges, an investigation into the controversy is undertaken and often a dialogue with the company follows.
In 2017, Triodos Investment Management engaged over 270 times with 176 companies (2016: 467 times with 215 companies).