Triodos Investment Management is further expanding its outreach in the Nordics by making the Triodos impact investing funds available for investors in Norway. Cultura Bank, Norway’s leading ethical bank, will be the first to distribute the Triodos funds.
Triodos Investment Management is a globally active impact investor and a full subsidiary of Triodos Bank, a leading expert in sustainable finance. It manages 17 funds, that both invest directly in sustainable companies and projects and in listed companies and bonds. Three funds that invest in listed companies and bonds are now available for distribution in Norway.
Each fund has its own specific characteristics. Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund (EUR 1,098 million) aims to generate positive impact and competitive returns from a concentrated portfolio of equities issued by large-cap companies offering sustainable solutions. Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund (EUR 627 million) has the same aim but does so with a concentrated portfolio of small- and mid-cap companies pioneering the transition to a sustainable society. Triodos Future Generations Fund (EUR 36 million) was launched in 2022 and invests in listed small and midcap companies that support an ecosystem of equal opportunity, health and well-being, education, and safety for children.
These funds go beyond traditional ESG approaches to invest for positive change by investing in listed companies and bonds that offer solutions to the world’s most critical sustainability challenges. The funds target companies that are instrumental in the transition towards a sustainable economy.
Vuk Srdanovic, Investor Relations Manager at Triodos Investment Management: “Our world faces many interconnected challenges, from climate change to social inequality. Countering these challenges requires a radical transformation towards a more sustainable society. A growing number of investors acknowledge their responsibility to contribute to this transformation, as well as the opportunities it presents. We are happy to cooperate with Cultura Bank in offering Norwegian investors the possibility to use their capital as a driver for positive change. Because, ultimately, how we invest today defines what our world will look like in the future.”
“We are proud to introduce the funds of Triodos Investment Management in Norway and hope they will be well received by private and professional investors. There are few better places to invest your money if you care about sustainability”, says Jannike Østervold, CEO of Cultura Bank.
These are the first Triodos Investment Management funds notified and distributed in Norway. The funds were already available for distribution in Denmark and Sweden. In 2018, Triodos Investment Management was the first asset manager from outside the Nordic region to receive the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for its funds.