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Impact & ESG Intern

at TriLinc Global in Manhattan Beach, CA

About the Job

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position will report directly to the Impact & ESG Analyst and is a key support member of TriLinc Global LLC’s (TriLinc) investment team. The Impact & ESG Intern will participate in the impact and ESG analysis and portfolio reporting activities of TriLinc’s funds.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall

  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization’s mission and help execute growth plans.
  • Represent TriLinc in a manner that is consistent with our purpose, mission, vision, and values.
  • Actively support the culture of accountability for execution and results.

Impact and ESG Analysis

  • Support the impact and ESG analysis performed on portfolio companies within both trade finance and term loans as needed, including: analysis of portfolio company industry and business activities, compliance with TriLinc’s impact and ESG policies and procedures, and analysis of baseline and annual impact and ESG assessments.
  • Assist with the review and monitoring of pertinent metrics that may affect portfolio company impact and/or ESG performance.
  • Assist with the collection, review, and verification of portfolio company-level impact and ESG documentation.
  • Assist, on a proactive basis, with the monitoring of both macro and industry-specific events that could affect the impact and/or ESG performance of each borrower.
  • Enter and reconcile impact and ESG data and generate reports in eFront, including: borrower impact metrics, documentation uploads, and dashboard reporting.
  • Prepare Initial Sustainability and Impact Reviews (ISIRs) for review by the Impact & ESG Analyst, the Chief Investment Officer, and the Sustainability and Impact Committee.
  • Serve as a participant of the Sustainability and Impact Committee.

Portfolio Reporting & Marketing

  • Create content for investment spotlights, monthly investment portfolio and impact updates, press releases, and website content for TriLinc’s funds.
    Work with Impact & ESG Analyst to create and produce impact and/or ESG reports on an annual basis.

Portfolio Management

  • Monitor both macro and industry specific events that could affect the ESG and/or impact performance on a proactive basis.
  • Identify key impact and/or ESG risks and be able to assess TriLinc and portfolio company mitigants.
  • On a daily basis engage with key on the ground partners in various developing markets.

Other Investment Department Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all relevant materials for TriLinc Advisors’ Sustainability and Impact
    Committee.
  • Serve as a non-voting participant of TriLinc Advisors’ Investment Committee.
  • Maintain compliant investment department files.
  • Develop and maintain TriLinc’s impact and ESG industry research library.
  • Assist the CIO and Impact & ESG Analyst, as needed.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Juniors and Seniors pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution (or recent college graduates), preferably in finance, statistics, sustainable development, international business, economics, or similar related study focus or minimum 1 year of applicable impact & ESG investing experience.
  • Preference is given towards those residing in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Passion for our mission to create positive impact.
  • Existing relationships with other impact industry participants a plus.
  • Preference for prior experience with managed investment products.
  • Interest in socio-economic development and knowledge of emerging market investing a plus.
  • Ability to work across cultures, communicate with colleagues in different time zones and be an effective team player.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in foreign languages is a plus.

To apply

E-mail resume and cover letter to "elee@trilincglobal.com"