As per 1 March 2017, Triodos Investment Management will take on the portfolio management of Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies SICAV - SIF (SFRE, pronounced Sapphire), an investment fund designed to deploy substantial capital to financial institutions that play a key role in meeting human needs and advancing essential segments of real economies in their communities.

Marilou van Golstein Brouwers, Chair of the Management Board:  “SFRE’s mission to invest in sustainability-focused financial institutions is fully aligned with Triodos IM’s mission to provide growth capital to a growing segment of financial institutions that are making a meaningful difference to the lives of millions of individuals and small businesses globally by understanding their needs and the contributions they are making in their local communities.”

SFRE was initiated by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) to meet growth capital needs of values-based banks, and expand their impact and reach.

SFRE CEO Jim Prouty: “Triodos IM’s appointment will strengthen SFRE’s continued development and delivery of its distinctive value proposition to investors: the opportunity to participate in and support the growth of successful banking models around the world that have significant social and economic impact in their local communities.”

More information about SFRE can be found on its website: