Triodos invests in sovereign bonds from EU member states and the UK. We only select only those countries that have no involvement in international sanctions, and that have signed and ratified international conventions on controversial weapons, human rights, labour rights, and the environment. This includes the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions (e.g. on child labour, and forced labour), the international convention on civil and political rights, the biological and chemical weapon conventions, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons treaty, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the convention on biological diversity, amongst others.
This bond is the first green bond issued by the Dutch state and contributes to reaching the energy agreement and climate ambitions of The Netherlands. Proceeds of the bond are used to finance green projects in several different categories: renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation and climate change adaptation.