Impact strategy

Sustainable Real Estate

Through more efficient use of energy, and by providing pleasant and healthy working spaces, real estate can have a positive impact on the environment and on our well-being.

Today's global challenges

At present, commercial real estate is a significant contributor to carbon emissions due to its inefficient use of energy and natural resources.  Commercial real estate in the Netherlands, for example, contributes between 30% and 40% of the total carbon emissions in the country. The real estate sector thus plays a pivotal role in the urgent action against climate change.

Real estate also plays an important role in the wellbeing of people and society as a whole. The majority of people spend most of their time indoors, and it is important that buildings are both pleasant and healthy places to work and live.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasise the importance of climate action, sustainable cities and a livable indoor environment. By investing in sustainable real estate, we contribute to the climate action goals and sustainable cities.

Our mission

We offer investors a diversified portfolio of sustainable commercial real estate, where we aim to contribute to the development of a more sustainable real estate sector in the Netherlands that in turn, helps to combat global climate change.

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Impact goals

1. Combat climate change by increasing energy efficiency and generating renewable energy;

2. Contribute to the spatial quality of the surroundings to create livable cities and healthy communities;

3. Create buildings that meet the needs of users and occupants and that contribute to their health and safety.

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Investment approach

Our vision on real estate is implemented through Triodos Vastgoedfonds and Triodos Groenfonds. The funds invest in sustainable buildings in the Netherlands.

Triodos uses the Sustainable Real Estate Screen to assess buildings. This Screen distinguishes itself from other approaches because it also takes ‘external’ factors into account in order to determine a building’s sustainability. It assesses the place of the building within its surroundings, health and safety for the user and the financial return that the investment requires, for example. These elements are subdivided into four main categories: People, Planet, Profit and Project.
                                                  
Buildings are considered sustainable when they provide their occupants with a pleasant and healthy environment, when the burden on the natural environment is kept to a minimum, when the investments generate a solid return and the buildings add quality to their surroundings.

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Investing across sectors

Some of our funds invest in multiple strategies across sectors. Triodos Groenfonds has investments in Energy and Climate, Sustainable Food and Agriculture, and Sustainable Real Estate.

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