At TriLinc, we believe the alignment of meaningful financial return and positive social and economic impact mutually reinforces one another, and industry research has shown to support our position.
Studies, such as this, have found that many investment managers incorporate ESG factors as a way to enhance risk-adjusted returns and high ESG-rated companies exhibit market-based outperformance.
TriLinc employs a disciplined ESG screening process to assess a company's ESG policies and practices as a way to mitigate certain potential risks. TriLinc's impact tracking and reporting are designed to prove that capitalism can be used as a force for good.
Social and Governance
Impact Performance Goals
- Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
- Conform to the IFC Exclusion List
- Meet local and international laws and respective practices
- In compliance with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws
- Represent in writing their company’s ongoing commitment to ESG practices
- Environmental practices such as: energy savings, waste reduction and water conservation
- Social policies for fair hiring, compensation, maternity leave, community service and corporate donations
- Identify and track the GIIN’s IRIS metrics
Since 2013, we financed $961.0 million in term loans and trade finance transactions to enterprises in 36 developing economies that resulted in supporting over 34,831 permanent jobs.
- $ 318.7 M in term loans and trade finance
- 22 enterprises
- 15,314 permanent jobs
- 9 developing economies
- $ 462.4 M in term loans and trade finance
- 46 enterprises
- 18,479 permanent jobs
- 21 developing economies
- $ 160.5 M in term loans and trade finance
- 10 enterprises
- 801 permanent jobs
- 4 developing economies
- $ 19.5 M in term loans
- 2 enterprises
- 237 permanent jobs
- 2 developing economies
Inception to 9/30/18. “Permanent Jobs” is based on the IRIS Metric of Permanent Employees. Global impact data does not include $91.8 million in short-term note investments. Short-term note investments are defined by TriLinc as investments that have a maturity of less than one year, to borrowers with whom TriLinc does not expect to re-lend. Impact data is not tracked for short-term note investments. TriLinc supports impactful trading operations, benefiting exports and/or imports into developing economies. For borrower companies that are located in developed markets, TriLinc provides trade financing transactions involving exports/imports for enterprises located in developing economies. The transactions involving these developing economy enterprises are included in the figures above.