Dirk Hoozemans of Triodos IM - Impact Investing Is All We Do
Triodos Investment Management is a globally active impact investor. They see impact investing as a driving force in the transition to a more inclusive and sustainable world.
Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund aims to generate positive impact and competitive financial returns from a concentrated portfolio of small- and mid-cap companies providing solutions for Triodos’ seven identified sustainable transition themes.
- How Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund works and how hey find companies to invest in.
- The 7 themes Triodos invests in - sustainable food and agriculture, renewable resources, circular economy, sustainable mobility and infrastructure, innovation for sustainability, prosperous and healthy people.
- “The philosophy and treatment of investment management is very much a values based organization in that we change finance ... to finance change, and hence we want to make our capital work for good.”
- “Where we are different from many other more traditional ESG investors in the respect that a lot of sustainability investors are more ratings based. First and foremost ratings are backward looking. And secondly, they often measure the quality of reporting and not so much the quality of corporate culture or corporate behavior or even corporate future. So, what we really want to do is have a forward-looking sustainability analysis and see how sustainability creates opportunities for companies.”
- “The trend towards sustainability investment is undeniable and ESG is becoming more and more a mainstream proposition, both retail and institutional. The focus will be on moving beyond ESG and towards more impact.”
- Resilience in Impact management is a combination of what you specifically do and what you specifically don't do.
- In the long run, we believe we have a good trifecta or risk, return, impact.
- Sustainability scores are backwards looking and often measure the quality of the reporting
- The industry needs more standardisation in data and transparency.
- Impact Leaders are positive, energetic ... and they walk the talk.
[35:00] Sustainability ratings and scores
[42:00] Walking the talk: invest with impact
Investors Back ESG in the Crisis - Morningstar
Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Global Goals (SDGs)
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