TriLinc Global Blog

  • The Intersection of Money and Meaning

    Opening at SOCAP this year was The CAPROCK Groups’ Matthew Weatherley-White who explored, through powerful anecdote, the intersection of money and meaning, and the power of the human psyche. Recalling a meeting with an asset manager who had put a client in an ESG fund that outperformed non-ESG peer funds, Matthew inquired as to why

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  • Increased Investment as well as Diversification across Impact Themes

    In line with better ESG scoring and standardization, research on asset allocation in impact investing highlights a trend among asset owners and investment managers to both increase the investment volume and broaden the thematic focus of their portfolios.

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  • The Increasing Demand for ESG Scoring and the Benefits of Standardization

    Coinciding with the rise of entrants in the impact investing space is a similarly mounting demand for increased rigor and standardization around ESG reporting. According to US SIF Foundation’s biennial survey, “Unlocking ESG Integration,” the inclusion of ESG factors into portfolio management...

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  • Retail Investors: Rising Interest and Opportunity in Impact Investing

    As TriLinc looks toward 2016, it is clear that the evolving regulatory landscape is creating a more enabling environment for a myriad of investors to align their capital with their values in pursuit of economic, environmental and social goals...

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  • Impact Investing: What’s to Come in 2016

    The year 2015 was an exciting time in the impact investing space as many different players, such as investment managers, banks, regulators, analysts, asset managers, financial advisors, family offices, foundations and endowments, engaged the capital markets to help solve some of the world’s pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. Their efforts in new investments, risk

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  • Creating Impact through Community Engagement and Partnership

    Interning at TriLinc Global for the past five months has allowed me to experience working at a company that exemplifies sustainability and impact, both through its work as an investment fund manager as well as through the corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies that are practiced day to day. As a fund manager, TriLinc recognizes impact

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  • Measuring the “Impact” in Impact Investing

    Without solid metrics to quantifiably measure results in social and environmental terms, the whole “impact” part of “impact investing” would be worthless. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is working to build an understanding around impact measurement, and they have collaborated with their members, TriLinc included, to write a report on the “State of

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  • 1,000 Certified B Corporations: TriLinc Global is Proud to Be a B Corp

    Today we congratulate B Lab on reaching the milestone of certifying 1,000 B Corporations (B Corps)! B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab, based on rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps redefine a successful business as not only being the best in the world, but the best

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  • Millennials and Impact Investing Go Hand in Hand

    The Millennial generation is set to receive the reins as the US undertakes the greatest generation-to-generation wealth transfer to date. The Millennial generation─ those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s─ has a different take on the primary role of business compared to previous generations. As presented in the WEF report From the

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  • What is ESG?

         ESG is a growing trend in the investment world, but only 1% of assets under management use ESG as a primary factor in investment considerations. What exactly does ESG mean and how are companies integrating this practice?      The acronym itself stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. Companies use ESG as a

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