The Triodos Sustainable Mixed and Bond funds can invest in sustainability bonds of companies and countries that meet the Triodos minimum standards. The proceeds of the sustainability bonds need to be invested in projects that contribute to healthy people, climate protection and/or a clean planet. The sustainability of the projects financed should be measurable. In addition, sustainability bonds need to meet the following process criteria:
Transparency: issuers must be clear on activities financed and investment decision making process.
Traceability: proceeds need to be earmarked, tracked and publicly disclosed annually.
Assurance: activities and practices related to green bonds require annual verification by an external party.
As of 31 December 2017, sustainability bonds comprised 0.04% of the Mixed fund portfolio, and 0.07% of the Bond fund portfolio.