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Triodos takes stake in crowd funding platform

Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation has taken a 15% stake in the online investment platform Duurzaaminvesteren.nl. With this cooperation both parties aim to increase the investment options in renewable energy for private investors.

Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation – which is managed by Triodos Investment Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank – finances initiatives that accelerate sustainable development worldwide. Duurzaaminvesteren.nl offers private investors the opportunity to invest directly into renewable energy projects and by doing so fits very well with the objectives of Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation. Duurzaaminvesteren.nl is one of the few crowd funding platforms in The Netherlands operating under an AFM license.

Jacco Minnaar, Director Energy & Climate with Triodos Investment Management: “In light of the ambitious goals that have been set in the Paris climate agreement, the importance of investing in renewable energy will continue to grow. Duurzaaminvesteren.nl – as a crowd funding platform – compliments Triodos Investment Management’s and other professional investors’ activities by facilitating local involvement in renewable energy projects. We notice an increasing trend towards decentralisation in the energy landscape and through platforms like Duurzaaminvesteren.nl, more and more people have the opportunity to actively contribute to the energy transition. This ultimately will contribute to an increased support for renewable energy projects.”

Investing in renewable energy is an accepted asset class for many professional investors, but interest in this investment category is increasing among private investors as well. Enrique Aparicio Torres, CEO of Duurzaaminvesteren.nl: “The Climate Conference in Paris has clearly shown the need to increase the share of renewable energy. There is a strong growing interest among private investors for options to invest in renewable energy. Through this cooperation with Triodos Sustainable Finance Foundation, we can now offer even more sustainable investment solutions.”

YARD ENERGY is one of the founding shareholders of Duurzaaminvesteren.nl