IMPACT Awards 2021

Award for impact measurement/impact reporting: Triodos Investment Management

Managed by Dutch corporation Triodos Bank, Triodos Investment Management’s mission is to generate healthy financial returns while investing only in companies that contribute to a sustainable society through their products, services, and business practices

The investment manager's online impact reports disclose environmental, social and governance (ESG) data at levels including asset class, impact theme, and single funds.Nickki Pelzer

The reports are contextualised with stories, videos, and commentaries and integrate major impact reporting frameworks including:

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • The International Integrated Reporting Council's framework
  • The Global Impact Investing Network's IRIS indicators
  • De Nederlandsche Bank's framework for sustainable development goals
  • The Global Alliance for Banking on Values' Triple Bottom Line Scorecard

One Impact Awards judge said the "comprehensiveness" of the levels of impact assessment "stood out" from the crowd while the number of integrated globally recognised frameworks was "impressive".

"It is clear that Triodos Investment Management is a leader in this space and has extensive experience with impact reporting," the judge said.

Nikkie Pelzer, impact manager at Triodos Investment Management, commented: "We are proud, happy and honoured to receive this accolade for our impact reports.

"This recognition strengthens our ambition to lead the industry in terms of impact depth, reach, and capabilities, and to remain nimble for constant improvement.

"Among our next steps to further improve are to elaborate on our climate risk management and disclosure and to further strengthen our proprietary impact assessment tooling."