TriLinc Global

Sponsors impact investment offerings for retail, HNW and institutional investors

Manhattan Beach, California

United States

www.trilincglobal.com

About TriLinc Global

Founded in 2008, TriLinc Global, LLC is majority owner of TriLinc Advisors, LLC, which manages TriLinc Global Impact Fund, and TriLinc Global International, Ltd. (together, “TriLinc”). 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. TriLinc is committed to creating institutional quality impact investment products that attract private capital at scale. TriLinc offers retail, accredited and institutional investors access to impact products with the potential for market-rate financial returns with proof of positive, measurable impact. TriLinc offerings are designed to appeal to both mainstream and impact focused capital, and set a high standard for other impact offerings.

We became a B Corp because we are committed to demonstrating the power of business to solve socioeconomic and environmental problems, and to supporting and expanding the industry standards of transparency and accountability.

The Change We Seek

TriLinc Global is committed to providing investors with access to unique and competitive yield-oriented strategies that foster capitalism for good. To bring about transformative change, we help investors recognize the power they have to incent companies to think differently about their role in society, through intentionally selecting only those investments with potential to improve society while still generating competitive returns. Specifically, TriLinc’s objective is to accelerate the growth of local small and medium enterprises in developing countries, with the goal to create jobs, promote a stable middle class and generate positive, measurable impact in the community.

Most market-rate impact funds are restricted to accredited investors only. By making competitive-yield impact investments available to retail investors as well as accredited investors, TriLinc seeks to provide investors, notwithstanding their wealth levels, with the opportunity to align their investments with their values. The U.S. retail channel represents a compelling source of capital for impact: approximately 75 million “Main Street” investors control over $17 trillion in investable assets, and most retail investors rely on financial advisors for their investment decisions. TriLinc Global is building the foundation to exponentially increase participation in impact investing by educating financial advisors on impacting investing, and by offering an investment opportunity that seeks to prove it is not necessary to give up investment return to do good.

TriLinc is likewise committed to growing and strengthening the impact investing sector, to promote a more robust, sustainable industry. To this end, TriLinc plays an active industry-building role with peers, investors, financial service providers and the general public. In particular, TriLinc forges innovative partnerships with financial institutions and academia and spearheads initiatives to develop young talent for the industry.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

July 2011
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
102
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Offers health insurance to employees and their families; Offers dental insurance to employees, Workers receive 26+ days of paid maternity leave. 

Community: Gives preference to sustainable or fair trade and local suppliers; Offers employees paid time off for community service; >75% of employees took time off for community service last year.

Environment: >75% of printed materials use recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy based inks; Purchases recycled or sustainable input office supplies and reclaimed or reused office furniture.

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