First of its kind £1.5m nature restoration project to reduce flood risk

Triodos Bank UK has supported an innovative Natural Flood Management (NFM) project that will invest £1.5m to reduce flood risk to communities in Lancashire. This project is the first to use a new green investment financial model, which will see multiple beneficiary organisations repay the upfront investment through the sale of ecosystem services. It is also the first environmental project eligible for Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR). The launch of the project today was attended by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and included a visit to the…

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New investors demand greater sustainability expertise from fund managers

Investors now expect their fund managers to do much more than assessing risk and return, also looking for them to help navigate sustainability issues in much greater depth, reveals Triodos Bank UK. New research, which polled UK investors, shows that 83% would expect or want to see their fund manager upskilling in sustainability and environmental issues, while 85% would like or expect their fund manager to help avoid “greenwashing” claims from financial providers. For new investors, this is even more important, rising to 91% of those that have begun investing…

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Triodos Bank UK recognised as ‘Best Buy’ for Stocks & Shares ISAs

The Triodos Stocks & Shares ISA has been recognised as ‘Best Buy’ by Ethical Consumer magazine. This is the first time that the magazine has looked specifically at Stocks & Shares ISAs. Triodos was noted by the judges as being a ‘brilliant’ example of a provider with a ‘truly robust exclusion and inclusion criteria’, moving money away from harmful sectors to positive ones every time a customer invests. Ethical Consumer also recognised Triodos’ transparency, noting that Triodos publishes details of its full holdings. Bevis Watts, CEO of Triodos Bank UK,…

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Consumer scepticism of ethical investment labels on the rise

Scepticism surrounding ‘greenwash’ and the validity of ESG and ethical investments is on the rise, reveals new research from Triodos Bank UK. The findings of the latest annual Triodos Impact Investing Survey, now in its fifth year, reveal that a quarter of consumers who would not currently invest in an ethical fund (26%) question whether many investments claiming to consider environmental and social impact are truly ethical – a figure that has risen from 17% in 2020. While consumers are keenly interested in the potential power of their investments to…

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Triodos Bank UK has attained the Ethical Company Award from The Good Shopping Guide

Following rigorous and comprehensive research and analysis of Triodos Bank UK’s activities and practices, The Good Shopping Guide is pleased to announce that Triodos has qualified for an Ethical Company Award. This award recognises the achievements that Triodos has made across several ethical criteria covering environment, animals, people and other ethical and sustainable criteria. The top rating awarded to Triodos Bank UK, which appears on The Good Shopping Guide, reflects primary research that was undertaken by our researchers in August 2021 into the company’s positive practices and ethical policy commitments,…

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