Yes, Triodos IM has sector specific policies addressing impact and ESG factors within the investment process. Our group-wide minimum standards delineate the business activities which are ineligible for investment, while our responsible investment policies layout the positive impact requirements for investment eligibility. As impact investors, the positive impact of prospective investments is the cornerstone of our due diligence process.
Our investment teams have been fully integrated so that all research analysts and fund managers are able to thoroughly assess the financial and sustainability layers of a prospective investment. As impact investors, ESG and sustainability are deeply rooted in the investment strategies’ DNA, and our fund managers are responsible for ensuring that the portfolios remain anchored in solutions to sustainability challenges. Impact and ESG analyses are reviewed in detail and must be approved by the Investment Committee before the deal is able to be cleared for ultimate investment.
Triodos IM’s impact equity and bond funds invest thematically across seven key sustainable transitions:
- Renewable resources
- Circular economy
- Sustainable mobility and infrastructure
- Sustainable food and agriculture
- Prosperous and healthy people
- Social inclusion and empowerment
For each of these transition themes, we have mapped our impact goals against the 17 SDGs’ underlying 169 sub-targets. The linkage between these sets indicate where our investment strategy aims to achieve the same outcomes as those that have been set forth by the SDGs, as well as where our portfolios currently stand on producing these outcomes.