Impact investing approach


The importance of impact investing

We believe that private markets will play a vital role in achieving the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

We also believe that invested capital combined with innovation is the most efficient way to deliver on this agenda and make positive social and environmental change happen.

Impact Review

We address both impact and ESG – what is the difference?


Impact (social and environmental) is the investment’s current and potential impact on people and planet. For us to invest, the impact potential must be positive, intentional and measurable. Our ambition is to help accelerate each investment's positive impact to benefit the planet and society.  


ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) is about how the company, or the entrepreneur, runs its operations. We aim to support each investment to operate responsibly, focusing on environmental care, social responsibility, and good governance and culture throughout their value chain.

Our structured approach

For combined impact and value creation we use global impact frameworks seamlessly integrated with our proprietary models and tools, from sourcing and throughout the investment phase. With our overarching IMPACT approach we assess current and potential impact and define the Value Creation Impact Plan for execution. Hover on each of the letters below to find out more.

Read in more detail how this approach is applied in each of our investment strategies: Impact Private Equity, Impact Ventures, Microfinance








Trill Impact’s step-by-step IMPACT approach

This overarching step-by-step IMPACT approach, illustrated above, guides all activities within our investing life cycle management. The approach, including clearly defined models, stipulates how and when impact and value creation are assessed, defined and aligned, and how to facilitate successful execution. It is designed to fit different strategies, businesses and situations. 

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Theory of Change

During the Ideate phase, we test if we can describe the investment's impact delivery process according to the Theory of Change Model. We also assess if and how the investment's positive outcome, or at least output, can be measured according to the model.

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Impact Rating Model

During the Materialize phase, we use our proprietary Impact Rating Model. This model originates from the Impact Management Project's (IMP) five dimensions of impact and is integrated with Trill Impact’s own rating model. 


Managing, measuring and reporting impact and ESG

After entering a Partnership with a new investment, three phases follow - Accelerate, Collaborate, and Transfer. During those phases we manage, measure and report impact and ESG performance based social and environmental objectives, standardized KPIs. 

We apply best practice

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Verified Alignment with the Operating Principles for Impact Management

BlueMark, a leading independent provider of impact verification services in the impact investing market, has assessed, verified and assigned Trill Impact’s investment approach for the Impact Private Equity strategy, with the highest possible result. Trill Impact's results were also considerably better than the median result based on 30 verifications done by BlueMark. 

During 2023, Trill Impact was also included in the BlueMark Practice Leaderboard for the second year in a row.

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Awards and recognitions


BlueMark has independently verified Trill Impact’s alignment with the Operating Principles for Impact Management

For the second time, BlueMark has independently verified Trill Impact’s alignment with the Operating Principles for Impact Management, with the highest possible results in all applicable categories.  

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Bluemark Leader Seal 2023

Trill Impact is honored to be included in the BlueMark Practice Leaderboard for the second year in a row!

The Leaderboard highlights impact investors with best-in-class impact management practices.

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Real Deals

Trill Impact highlighted as one of the Future 40: ESG Innovators due to its fully integrated Value Creation Impact approach.

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Aktuell Hållbarhet

Olena Velychko, impact & ESG expert, listed in Aktuell Hållbarhet 33 Top Sustainability Talents under 33

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Real Deals

Real Deals recognized Trill Impact as one of the Future 40 Impact Investment Funds.

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New Private Markets

New Private Markets

Trill Impact ranked as one of the 20 private markets impact managers by the globally recognised magazine, New Private Markets.

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