The aim of Triodos IM’s risk management activities is to ensure the long term resilience of the business. These activities create an environment in which Triodos IM can pursue its mission to its fullest potential in a safe way. Risk management provides the structural means to identify, prioritize and manage the risks inherent in its business activities. The intention is to embed risk management in such a way that it fits the complexity and size of the organization and is designed to also allow it to grow. In order to ensure that such an environment can exist and prosper, a Risk Governance Framework has been put in place which underpins the risk processes.
Triodos Investment Management manages its business using a Three Lines of Defense Model. This approach ensures that each co-worker is fully aware of its responsibilities in the management of risk, irrespective of whether their role is in a commercial, policy-making or control function. The model ensures that responsibilities are properly aligned and makes clear that all co-workers have a role to play in managing risk.