Los Angeles, Calif., 8 March 2010 (BusinessWire): TriLinc Global, LLC, a leading social impact investment company, participated as a sponsor and panelist at the 2nd Microfinance & Sustainable Development Summit held in New York City on January 25-27.
The summit focused on broadening the scope of impact investing within microfinance and outside the international microfinance community, in addition to identifying opportunities for investors looking for social good and financial returns. “TriLinc Global supported the Future Risk Management Strategies panel as a founding member of the microRISK Alliance (MRA), an innovative public private partnership with USAID (United States Agency for International Development),” explains Robert Mora, Project Manager for TriLinc Global. “This alliance, with USAID's support, seeks to promote risk management awareness, best practices, and innovative tools such as TAS (TriLinc Analytic Systems) which features unique bottom up portfolio data analytics that provide social impact investors with the information they need to make rational investment decisions, which in turn expands the supply of risk adjusted capital available to social investment prospects both within and beyond microfinance.”
“TriLinc Global is committed to creating positive, measurable social impact globally through responsible investing and appropriately understanding and managing investment risk is a critical component. Our decision to help sponsor and actively participate in this summit was a natural since microfinance plays an important role in impacting our world by helping to create a middle class in developing countries. We look forward to collaborating with some of the other sponsors and presenters as well as implementing many of ideas and systems discussed at this conference in our own strategy,” said Gloria Nelund, Co-Founder and CEO of TriLinc Global.
“Being able to participate in such a great forum where leading global institutions are helping to shape and impact social performance investing is so exciting. We’ve found that there are many investors who are looking to be able to create measureable social impact without sacrificing financial returns. This conference squarely addressed many of the challenges and opportunities that are unique to this arena while creating an environment of collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing among the participants, ” added Troy Wiseman, Co-Founder and Chairman of TriLinc Global.
About TriLinc Global, LLC
TriLinc Global, LLC is a private investment company dedicated to creating both competitive financial returns and social impact through responsible investing. The company is currently manager and/or advisor of $85 million in four U.S. based alternative investment funds with offices in LA, Chicago, New York, and Cleveland with a focus on providing access to capital to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and community based environmental projects worldwide. By leveraging its proprietary credit risk analytical software TriLinc also monitors 6.5 million emerging market loans per month for a $600 million credit facility.
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