Triodos invests in regional government bonds from EU member states and the UK. We only select subsovereigns from 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.
Issued by the regional government of Wallonia, the bond finances both green and social projects in the Belgian region of Wallonia. 33% of proceeds are used to finance green projects and 67% are used to finance social projects. The green projects contribute to the Walloon Regional Mobility Strategy and the Air Climate Energy Plan, and the social projects contribute to the Anti-Poverty Plan.
The green projects include renewable energy, energy efficiency & low carbon buildings, sustainable mobility, climate adaptation and biodiversity. The social projects include education & employment promotion, affordable housing and access to essential services and public infrastructure.