Responsible Investment Management and Advisory Services

ESG & Impact

As an impact fund manager, Triple Jump is committed to generating positive social and environmental outcomes through its investment activities, while at the same time mitigating unintended negative impacts that may arise. Pursuing these two goals constitute our Responsible Investment (RI) approach, the commitment to which is described in our RI policy. Our approach, which is directly aligned with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), is integrated throughout the entire investment process. It begins at pipeline development, involves numerous teams, and continues throughout the entire investment lifecycle. More

Sustainability-Related Disclosures

In accordance with regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”), we present information on Triple Jump’s approach to manage principal adverse sustainability impacts and how sustainability risks are integrated in our investment process and policies.

Managing Principal Adverse Sustainability Impacts.

As an impact-focused investment manager, Triple Jump is committed to generating positive social and environmental outcomes through its investment activities, while at the same time mitigating unintended negative impacts that may arise. We assess, mitigate and monitor the potential negative impacts investments may have on the environment and society and exclude investments where the risk of harm cannot be adequately mitigated. Along with providing capital to our investees we also engage with them where possible to improve their ability to manage their environmental and social risks. Our approach is based on several international standards such as the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, the IFC Performance Standards and sector specific standards such as the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management (USSPM).

Our commitment and approach are outlined in our Responsible Investment Policy, which includes a description of the principal adverse sustainability impacts and how they are managed. The RI policy can be found here.

Integrating sustainability risks in our investment process and remuneration policies.

Sustainability risks are risks of material loss in the value of investments due to environmental, social or governance events. Triple Jump has identified, prioritized and quantified the impact of such risks on its investments. The management of these risks are integrated in Triple Jump investment policies and procedures and differ depending on the sector of investment. Diversification guidelines and strategies as well as assessment and scoring methodologies are in place to mitigate the potential loss related to sustainability risks.
Furthermore our Remuneration Policy integrates sustainability risks and can be downloaded in the Corporate Governance page of this website.

Impact Management

Triple Jump applies an active approach to impact management and is a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM) since September 2019. The Principles provide a reference point against which our impact management systems can be assessed.

You can find our disclosure statement which outlines our alignment with impact management best practices here.

ALINUS Social Performance Management Assessment Tool

For the financial institutions we invest in Triple Jump makes use of Cerise’s ALINUS Social Performance Management (SPM) assessment tool. This tool is central to our pre-investment due diligence and post-investment monitoring to ensure that we are partnering with organizations that have the policies and systems in place to achieve their social objectives and create real value for the end-client.

ALINUS is based on the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management (USSPM) and as such covers the following dimensions: Define and monitor social goals; Ensure Board, management, and employee commitment to social goals; Design products and services that meeting clients’ needs; Treat client responsibly; Treat employees responsibly; and Balance financial and social performance. The tool yields a score from 0-100, which is reviewed by the ESG Team and forms part of the investment decision.

Interest Rate Traffic Light

We were the first responsible investment management company to launch an Executive Compensation Questionnaire. This questionnaire is meant to standardize the assessment of the salaries of the CEOs of our portfolio companies. Excessive CEO compensation can lead to lesser value added to micro borrowers. As part of each appraisal for a new financing, we require our portfolio companies to be transparent about the compensation of its CEO. Six questions guide Triple Jump’s analysis. The responses to these six questions help us frame the discussion in our investment committee, in order to decide if a CEO compensation is justified or not. In all cases, the analysis is focused on determining the appropriate balance between social and financial returns.