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Industry Alliances

Powerful impact starts at the firm level. TriLinc believes in the power of collaboration and endorses key impact industry initiatives that are working to build a more standardized and effective industry.

TriLinc Global, LLC first received B Corporation certification in 2011, and in 2017 was named the 2017 Best for the World: LongTerm list. B Lab, an independent, non-profit organization that certifies businesses that have voluntarily elected to become B Corporations, companies using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. A total of 846 businesses across 52 industries from 48 countries are recognized on the full list of 2017 Best for the World honorees. The 2017 Best for the World lists are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations in the categories of Best for Community, Best for Environment, Best for Workers, Best for the Long Term (Governance), and Best for the World. TriLinc Global scored in the top 10 percent in the Governance (Long Term) category out of 186 other certified B Corporations from 79 industries and 13 countries. TriLinc meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, have legally expand our corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build a collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.

TriLinc Global, LLC is a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (Impact Principles), an initiative developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with a diverse group of impact investors, including asset managers, asset owners, multilateral development banks and development finance institutions. Launched in April 2019, the Impact Principles provide a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are purposefully integrated throughout the investment life cycle.

As a signatory, we are committed bringing greater discipline and transparency to the impact investing market and collaborating and leading on key impact investing initiatives that will help shape the future of the impact investing market. Please find our annual disclosure statement here and our verification statement here, which demonstrates our alignment to the Impact Principles.

TriLinc signed the Impact Principles in March 2020.

TriLinc Global, LLC is a signatory to the PRI Initiative, an international network of investors who have pledged to incorporate ESG issues into their investment analysis and ownership policy. We are committed to the advancement of responsible investment and to the development of a more sustainable global financial system via our role as a fiduciary.

The Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire (RI DDQ) is the first industry-standard RI DDQ to assist investors when assessing external hedge fund managers on their responsible investment policies and practices. It helps identify those hedge funds that have the personnel, knowledge, and structure to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment decision-making process.

TriLinc signed the UNPRI in 2012 and was an early adopter of the RI DDQ in 2017.

UN SDGs, officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an United Nations initiative to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. TriLinc actively participates and supports sustainable goals set out in the SDG, which not only maps our alignment against the defined impact goals as a company, it also serves as a framework for our investments.

GPCA is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze the development of private equity and venture capital industries in emerging markets. GPCA’s 300+ member firms share the belief that private investment can provide superior returns to investors, while creating significant value for companies, economies and communities in emerging economies. TriLinc’s CEO Gloria Nelund is a member of the GPCA Impact Investing Council.

TriLinc was a founding member of the GPCA Impact Investment Council in 2012.

TriLinc Global, LLC is a founding member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). The GIIN is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Impact investments are made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Our membership signifies a commitment to deepening our engagement in the impact investing industry.

TriLinc was a founding member of GIIN in 2012.

Any recognitions or awards are not indicative of investment performance, past or future. Industry participation is not intended to reflect the endorsement of TriLinc Global by such organizations.