Tracking, analyzing
and reporting the impact
of investments is key.

Our philosophy

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
(ESG) Screening
Impact Screening
and Measurement

Impact Performance Goals

of investments and/or investee companies compliance and alignment across key benchmarks
  • 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
  • Identify and track the GIIN’s IRIS metrics on:
    • Environmental practices such as: energy savings, waste reduction and water conservation
    • Social policies for fair hiring, compensation, maternity leave, community service and corporate donations

Global Impact

We believe that transparent tracking, analyzing and reporting on the impact of portfolio holdings is a fundamental component of impact investing.

Since 2013, we financed $846 million in term loans and trade finance transactions to enterprises in 31 developing economies that resulted in supporting over 33,305 permanent jobs.
Latin America
  • $ 303 M in term loans and trade finance
  • 22 enterprises
  • 15,328 permament jobs
  • 9 developing economies
Sub-Saharan Africa
  • $ 392.5 M in term loans and trade finance
  • 43 enterprises
  • 17,188 permament jobs
  • 16 developing economies
Southeast Asia
  • $ 137.8 M in term loans and trade finance
  • 10 enterprises
  • 784 permament jobs
  • 5 developing economies

As of 1/31/18

Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

TriLinc’s mission is to demonstrate the role that the capital markets can play in helping solve some of the world’s pressing economic, social and environmental challenges – is philosophically aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). TriLinc uses the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (“IRIS”) for its impact data collection, measurement, and reporting, collecting baseline data from borrower companies at the time of funding and requiring annual updates for as long as a borrower is in its portfolio. To assess its alignment with the SDGs, TriLinc roughly mapped select IRIS metrics, tracked at both the fund-level and borrower company-level, to specific underlying targets and indicators for 14 of the 17 SDG goals.
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TriLinc's Responsible Investing Statement
As institutional investors, we have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role, we believe that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios (to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions, asset classes and through time). We also recognize that applying these Principles may better align investors with broader objectives of society.