Besides providing impact investment solutions that provide investors with the opportunity to invest directly in sustainable projects and organisations through the Triodos impact investing funds, TriodosInvestment Management also provides opportunities for people and institutions to invest in stock exchange listed companies that materially contribute to the transition toward a sustainable society.
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 strategy for investing in listed equities and bonds. 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 2018, Triodos Investment Management engaged over 270 times with 176 companies (2017: 270 times with 176 companies).