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Triodos Investment Management B.V.

PRI reporting framework 2017

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SG 17. Innovative features of approach to RI

17.1. Indicate whether any specific features of your approach to responsible investment are particularly innovative.

17.2. Describe any specific features of your approach to responsible investment that you believe are particularly innovative.

When selecting and subsequently monitoring an investment all ESG aspects are taken into consideration. Triodos IM considers this holistic approach an important feature.

In December 2015 Triodos Investment Management introduced the Triodos Multi Impact Fund. This first-ever Triodos ‘fund-of-funds’ invests in a broad array of sectors that stimulate the transition to a more sustainable society, such as sustainable trade, inclusive finance, renewable energy, arts & culture, and organic food and agriculture. The fund enables private investors to invest directly in a mix of Triodos investment funds, thus meeting the increasing demand for accessible, scalable and daily tradable investment products with a positive impact.

Triodos Investment Management has pioneered a new model for impact investing with the launch of Triodos Organic Growth Fund: mission aligned private equity, with a long-term focus, not driven by exits. This is crucial for the further expansion of the fast growing sector for organic food and sustainable consumer products in Europe, on which the fund specifically focusses. The frontrunners in this sector, now mature companies, are hampered in their growth by the lack of long term capital that is aligned with their companies’ missions and values. These companies seek capital without being disadvantaged by short-term focussed investors. The fund will invest in values-driven and profitable businesses with a solid and growing market position. These are privately held companies seeking capital for further growth that will not compromise on their core values and social or environmental objectives. Triodos has been committed to developing this sector for more than 30 years. That is why companies value our expertise, our approach and our longstanding relationships and find in us a strongly aligned shareholder.

In the Triodos Real Estate Fund (Triodos Vastgoed Fonds) an innovative approach is applied with regard to tenancy agreements. Energy consumed by a tenant is integrated into the monthly/quarterly instalments agreement. It creates a financial incentive for the tenant to run its business in an energy efficient manner. The idea is continued to be picked up by media and the real estate sector in the Netherlands, resulting in a lot of media exposure and multiple awards.

17.3. Additional information.