In addition to seeking dialogue with individual companies, we also regularly work together with other investors, for example pension funds, to further steer sustainable performance. Partnerships with other shareholders help maximise the effectiveness of actions. We participate in the European Social Investment Forum (Eurosif) and four of its national member organisations (UKSIF, Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlage, Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development and SpainSIF), the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), Eumedion and United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Several of these organisations engage in an active dialogue with listed companies about corporate sustainability or focus on bringing institutional investors together for joint dialogue with companies.
Collaborative engagement efforts may be very time consuming, depending on the role we play as an investor and the number of companies involved. We therefore make a careful assessment before deciding to participate in collaborative engagement, in which we consider the objective and the added value to our minimum standards, and the companies targeted. In collaborative engagement, we focus on companies that are selected for investment by Triodos, but in some cases we may go beyond this.