TriLinc is pleased to honor and celebrate International Women’s Day today March 8th, and every day, through its fund-level and borrower company-level activities. At TriLinc Global, although our goal is simply to hire the best for the job, we are proud to be a female founded, female led, and 51% Female owned firm. In addition, our respected investment team is 56% female and 78% minority1.
According to a McKinsey study, if women play an identical role in labor markets to men’s, as much as $28 trillion could be added to global annual GDP in 2025 – a 26 percent increase. To raise awareness for gender equality, TriLinc tracks at the borrower level its portfolio companies’ female employment numbers and their policies and practices related to fair recruiting, maternal leave, and equality and empowerment.
At TriLinc we believe that better data on women business owners and employees will help governments establish more enabling policies, and assist the private sector in meeting women’s unique financing needs and workplace objectives. That’s why we focus on the UN Sustainability and Development Goals (SDG) number 5, Gender Equality, and SDG number 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth. We believe tracking borrower company data related to female ownership and employees, as well as policies such as Fair Hiring& Recruitment, Fair Career Advancement, Fair Compensation, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Child Care Support and Anti-Sexual Harassment, TriLinc seeks positive, measurable impact alongside market-rate financial returns to foster a more equitable society.
TriLinc’s mission promotes job creation through financing small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which are a proven engine for employment and GDP growth in select developing economies where access to capital is significantly limited. To raise awareness for gender equality, TriLinc tracks at the borrower level its portfolio companies’ female employment numbers and their policies and practices related to fair recruiting, maternal leave, and equality and empowerment.
Lean how TriLinc aligns with the UN SDGs, go to: https://www.trilincglobal.com/sustainable-development-goals-commentary/
For information on International Women’s Day, go to: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
1As of 2/28/2018