Communities & housing
Our business banking customers also include housing providers that are harnessing renewable energy to improve the environmental sustainability of their homes while benefiting the local communities in which they operate.
Fyne Energy has received finance to support the creation of a 6.9 megawatt wind farm in Argyll and Bute.
The project aims to produce enough clean energy to power around 4,000 local housing association households.
Another customer we work with is the Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS), a community-owned not-for-profit that provides sustainable and affordable housing.
The development RUSS is working on in Ladywell, South London is a model for creating a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable neighbourhood of high-quality homes.
Investing in the natural world
Restoring our natural environment and reversing biodiversity loss are crucial for our future economic prosperity and wellbeing, as well as preventing, and becoming more resilient to, climate change.
Through a bond offer on our crowdfunding platform, Scottish charity Trees for Life has been able to raise £2 million to part-fund the world’s first rewilding centre in the Highlands.
Showcasing action on the nature and climate emergencies, the project will create green jobs and provide people with inspiring – and galvanising – experiences.
We continue to explore models for nature-based investing. Rather than exploiting the environment, we aim to create an economy that reflects and fully values the vital role that nature plays, and creates the drivers needed to ensure its protection.
Ever since Triodos Bank was first established in the Netherlands in 1980 – and in the UK in 1995 – we’ve been guided by our mission to direct money into organisations that are delivering positive social and environmental impact.
COP27 will once again highlight the very urgent need to tackle the climate crisis, and we provide a model of what our financial system could do if it plays its part in supporting and helping to drive the changes needed.
We know finance has the power to be a force for good, and our banking and financial services are for organisations that want to change the world for the better.
We focus on impact, rather than a swift financial return, and on building a long-term relationship that delivers financing solutions to support a brighter future.