Triodos Bank UK was noted in the judges’ report for serving as an international reference point for the balancing of ethical banking and business success. The award recognises the bank’s work across areas of sustainability including organic food and farming, nature-based investing, social housing, and as early pioneers in the funding of the clean energy transition.
Bevis Watts, CEO of Triodos Bank UK, commented: “Sustainability is absolutely at the heart of Triodos Bank and we’re pleased to be recognised for how we’ve integrated these values throughout the organisation, and in our products and services for over 25 years. It is great to be recognised for offering fair and transparent banking that allows people’s money to be a force for good.”
Triodos Bank focuses on making money work for positive change and uses customers’ deposits to provide a range of finance and tailored support to progressive companies, social enterprises and charities making an impact, both from an environmental and social perspective. It offers a range of services, including current accounts, investments, savings and business lending. Last year, customers numbers for the bank in the UK grew by 20%.
The CFI.co Awards aim to recognise individuals and organisations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. Nominations are submitted by readers and subscribers, as well as staff working for supporting organisations such as the World Bank Group and UN bodies. Finalists are then put to a specialist judging panel.