Triodos IM Reaches Out to the Nordics

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    Stockholm (NordSIP) – As asset owners seek to help the world meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, they benefit from being exposed to as wide a range of reputable and sustainable external managers as possible.

    To this effect, Triodos Investment Management announced a was partnering with Norway’s Cultura Bank, who will distribute three of Triodos’ impact investing funds focused on listed companies and bonds in Norway: the Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund, the Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund and the Triodos Future Generations Fund.

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    Triodos IM manages 17 funds and is a subsidiary of Triodos Bank, a Dutch financial institution. These are the first Triodos IM funds notified and distributed in Norway. The funds were already available for distribution in Denmark and Sweden. In 2018, Triodos IM was the first non-Nordic asset manager to receive the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for its funds.

    “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,” says Vuk Srdanovic, Investor Relations Manager at Triodos IM.

    According to Triodos IM, the funds target companies that are instrumental in the transition towards a sustainable economy. The Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund manages €1,098 million in assets and 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 manages €627 million in assets and and 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 manages €36 million and was launched in 2022. It invests in listed small and midcap companies that support an ecosystem of equal opportunity, health and well-being, education, and safety for children.

    “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”, Jannike Østervold, CEO of Cultura Bank, concludes.

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