Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund


Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund was launched in January 2008 and builds on the trade finance activities of the Triodos inclusive finance funds. The fund aims to improve the economic position of farmers in developing countries and to encourage sustainable agriculture as an alternative to conventional, chemical-intensive agriculture.

Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund provides trade finance loans to co-operatives and private companies operating in sustainable agricultural value chains, and has a specific focus on organic agriculture and fair trade.

One of the goals of Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund is to inspire the financial sector. By demonstrating that sustainable agriculture can be successfully financed in emerging markets, the fund aims to serve as a catalyst for finance within this sector, both locally and internationally.

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Financial description

The fund aims for a return of approximately 2-3%.

15 years

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SDG goals

SDG targets

Increase access to financial services and markets

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Fund overview

Asset manager: Triodos Investment Management

Product track record: Fund has 15 years of track record

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Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2008

Vintage year: 2008

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Investment size: Min: 500,000; Max: 2,500,000; Avg: 1,250,000

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Fund investments to date: 70

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 2.5%

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GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Family Office, Other Institutional Investors


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Phone number: 0031 30 693 65 00

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Alex Connor

Manager Investor Relations

Michael van den Berg

Fund Manager

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

With its innovative trade finance loans, Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund plays a key role in building sustainable long-term trading partnerships between organic and/or fair trade agricultural exporters in developing countries and buyers in Europe and the United States.

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