A fund investing in companies that aim to improve the wellbeing and development of children worldwide has been launched by Triodos Bank UK.
The new Triodos Future Generations Fund invests in 34 small and medium-sized listed companies that fit into one of five themes: health and wellbeing, education, equal opportunity, access to basic services, or safety.
Current portfolio companies include US education services provider Stride; OrthoPediatrics, the world’s first company to produce orthopaedic devices specifically for children; and Sobi, a Swedish company focused on treatments for rare diseases.
Fund manager Sjoerd Rozing said: “An increasing number of companies are no longer just looking at shareholder value, but at the interests of all stakeholders. We believe future generations belong on that list of stakeholders, and this is why the fund has been set up to support that long-term vision.”
Suitable for a Stocks and Shares ISA
The Future Generations Fund, managed by Triodos Investment Management (the investment arm of Triodos Bank – a Good With Money ‘Good Egg’ firm), has been open to European investors and UK institutional investors since March 2022. Now it will be available to UK investors through investment platforms, or directly from Triodos Bank, where it can be included within a Stocks and Shares ISA.
Roger Hattam, director of retail banking at Triodos Bank UK, said: “Triodos impact investment funds have been recognised as some of the most ethical and impactful available to retail investors in the UK. Given the huge importance of creating a healthy and just future for our young people, the addition of the Triodos Future Generations Fund provides investors with another opportunity to increase the positive impact their money has.”