Christian Super makes mission-aligned impact investment in TriLinc Global to increase financing to companies operating in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia.
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Christian Super has selected TriLinc Global and its subsidiaries together (“TriLinc”) as part of its impact investing strategy after an in-depth due diligence process evaluating both investment performance and impact measurement.
“[@ChristianSupr] is excited to be partnered with [@TriLinc] Global in such a values aligned investment opportunity”
Impact Investing is defined as investing with the specific objective to achieve a competitive financial return as well as creating positive, measurable impact in communities across the globe.
TriLinc is an innovative impact investing fund sponsor with a mission to link market-rate returns, positive impact, and scalable solutions. Through its strategies, it provides growth-stage loans and trade finance to established small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) in developing economies where access to affordable capital is significantly limited. Borrower companies must demonstrate the ability to pay market rates, pass TriLinc’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) screens, and commit to tracking and reporting on self-identified impact metrics. Since inception, Trilinc has invested over $692 million in private debt globally and seeks to demonstrate the power of the capital markets in helping to solve some of the world’s pressing socioeconomic and environmental challenges.
Christian Super is an Australian superannuation fund manager with over AU$1.3 billion in assets under management, serving more than 25,000 members with retirement savings investment based on Biblical values. Christian Super is a leader among institutional investors worldwide in impact investing. It recently committed an additional AU$50 million above the AU$100 million it has currently invested through its impact portfolio, funding innovative solutions in financial inclusion, renewable energy, and health care, among others. Like TriLinc, Christian Super avoids companies engaged in harmful activities and applies ESG screens to pursue financial returns alongside societal benefits. Building on its experience, Christian Super recently launched Brightlight Impact Advisory to help institutional investors source, diligence, select, and monitor impact investments.
“Christian Super is excited to be partnered with TriLinc in such a values aligned investment opportunity,” said Tim Macready, Chief Investment Officer of Christian Super. “TriLinc’s embracing view of Impact Investment is a great model of the future of global investment encompassing a broader focus than just financial metrics.”
“TriLinc is very pleased to partner with Christian Super in their impact investing portfolio,” said Gloria Nelund, Chairman and CEO of TriLinc Global, LLC. “Our collaboration serves as an example for how pension fund managers and other institutional investors can consider impact investments that meet financial objectives and also support positive environmental, social, governance, and impact activities that change the world for the better.”
About TriLinc Global, LLC
TriLinc Global is a private impact investment fund sponsor that seeks to provide investors with access to institutional-class, market-rate-return impact investment funds. Through its sponsored funds, TriLinc develops alternative investment strategies structured to pursue market-rate risk adjusted returns while fostering the view that capitalism can be a force for good.
About Christian Super
Christian Super is an employer sponsored superannuation fund that provides superannuation, investment, insurance, and pension services to employers and their staff. Christian Super aims to invest in accordance with Biblical principles, consistent with its Statement of Faith, to ensure that member funds are managed responsibly while growing for their future needs. To this purpose Christian Super pursues investment in corporations that care for people and God’s creation, demonstrate sound ethical practices, and meet performance standards in their social, environmental, and financial stewardship. For more information, please visit www.christiansuper.com.au.
TriLinc Global, LLC
Gloria Nelund, 310-220-0871
Chief Executive Officer