Impact investment management firm Triodos Investment Management announced the launch of a new Sterling-denominated fund, focused on focus on corporate, social and green bonds. The new Triodos Sterling Bond Impact Fund, the firm’s first fund issued in GBP, will include bonds from companies that are helping to lead the way in terms of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, ethics and governance.
Triodos IM stated that investments in the new fund will be selected for their alignment with the firm’s seven sustainable investment themes: Renewable resources, Circular economy, Sustainable food and agriculture, Sustainable mobility and infrastructure, Social inclusion and empowerment, Innovation for sustainability, and Prosperous and healthy people. According to the investment manager, the new fund aims to generate positive impact and stable income from a concentrated portfolio of investment-grade, GBP denominated bonds issued by listed companies, semi-public institutions and UK gilts.
William de Vries, Director of Impact Equities & Bonds at Triodos Investment Management, said:
“We wanted to design a product for the UK market that could offer impactful investments, but at a lower risk for those looking to diversify their portfolio or to start investing for impact. The fixed income bond market is huge, and we know there is great potential for helping to scale the impact investment industry by offering bonds. Our highly experienced team of fund managers and analysts believe that fixed income investing, when done consciously and with purpose, can have meaningful positive impact on society and help to support sustainable solutions for today’s global challenges.”