Joan Trant, Managing Partner, Kicks Off UCLA Impact Week 2018

On April 9th, TriLinc Global Managing Partner, Joan Trant, kicked off Impact Week at UCLA Anderson School of Management with a fireside chat and engaging Q&A with students and program graduates. Joan covered topics on impact investing, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and impact measurement. TriLinc team members also participated in Networking Night following the fireside chat.

Impact Week is a collaboration between Impact@Anderson and the UCLA Anderson Net Impact Chapter. This year featured thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses and their powerful insights in the form of design workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more. ULCA Impact Week is a unique student-led event focused on finding the intersection of purpose and profit. Participating organizations included TriLinc Global, Patagonia, Morgan Stanley, BuzzFeed, Google, OpenIDEO, California Community Foundation, Sagewise, and CalSTRS.


Joan spoke about her career path first in international financial services in the Spanish, Mexican, and Argentine markets, and how that led to nonprofit development work in Latin America, then to global microfinance investment, and eventually to small and medium enterprise investment, given the sector’s catalytic effects on job creation and economic development.

“The world is an exciting, adventurous place where we all want the same things for ourselves and our families, but we don’t all have the same opportunities. TriLinc harnesses the power of capital markets to create the kind of world we want to live in.”

She also addressed the combined role of philanthropy and investment.

 “There will never be enough working philanthropic capital to solve all the world’s problems. That’s why we need to engage the capital markets.”

TriLinc Global is a private investment fund sponsor that empowers investors to use their private capital to make positive social impact at scale, without compromising return.  By intentionally pursing investments with the potential for market-rate returns and positive measurable impact, TriLinc helps investors do well by doing good.

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