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Triodos Investment Management B.V.

PRI reporting framework 2018

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Outputs and outcomes

PE 14. ESG issues affected financial/ESG performance

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14.1. Indicate whether your organisation measures how your approach to responsible investment in Private Equity investments has affected financial and/or ESG performance.

Describe the impact on:
Impact
ESG performance of investments

14.2. Describe how you are able to determine these outcomes.

Yearly, we report on impact created by our investees on three main pillars:

- Environment

- Socio-economic

- Sector development

This is a combination of quantitative and qualitiative reporting.


PE 15. Examples of ESG issues that affected your PE investments

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15.1. Provide examples of ESG issues that you identified in your potential and/or existing private equity investments during the reporting year.

Investment Stage
ESG issues

ESG issues

          Use of organic ingredients
        
Sector(s)
          Personal Care
        
Impact (or potential impact) on the investment

Increase organic offering.

Activities undertaken to influence the investment and its response

In a management meeting with a potential investment, we challenged management on their strategy of organic vs conventional offering. After this conversation they adjusted their strategy, as they believed a higher % of organic offering would have a positive environmental impact as well as a positive effect on their financial performance

Investment Stage
ESG issues

ESG issues

          Biodegreadable packaging
        
Sector(s)
          Food
        
Impact (or potential impact) on investment

Increase biodegreadable packaging

Activities undertaken to influence the investment and its response

As a board member and shareholder we stimulate an investee to move to biodegreadable packaging, although this negatively affects financial performance of the company.

15.2. Describe how you define and evaluate the materiality of ESG factors.

Companies we invest in should have authentic commitment to Triple P (People, Planet, Profit) business principles. That implies a commitment to sustainable development principles and a balanced approach to economic, environmental and social impacts, considering various stakeholder interests in business decisions as well as reporting on each of the different dimensions of this triple bottom line.


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