TriLinc Global

Leveraging socially conscious investment strategies

Venture

Challenge

The Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology in Brooklyn wanted to cultivate the next generation of computer engineers—creative, innovative thinkers with both the hard and soft skills necessary to become leaders of the future. To get there, they wanted students to become co-creators in their own education, rather than passive recipients of it, but they weren’t sure how to engage students in this way.

Outcome

To guide WHSAT’s efforts to engage students in co-creation, the Openbox team first immersed ourselves in the school, observing and interviewing students and staff. We used learnings from this round of research to design three experiments, involving real issues around the school, that would bring students and staff together as thought partners. These experiments ran live across the school for a week, exploring variables such as decision moments, roles, location, and timing. The experiment insights allowed us to develop a set of practical co-creation principles that the school can readily build upon for future co-creation activities—amplifying the equitable, arts-based, and experimental ethos of the school.

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TriLinc Global

Leveraging socially conscious investment strategies

Venture

Context

TriLinc Global connects investors with SME businesses in developing economies globally through a series of impact-focused funds. TriLinc’s mission is philosophically aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Environment, social, and governance (“ESG”) screening is embedded in TriLinc’s investment framework - ensuring each investment seeks to advancy systemic change by driving economic growth, social advancement, and environmental sustainability.

Partnership

Openbox directs capital through like-minded firms such as TriLinc to reach purposeful opportunities that would otherwise not be available. These relationships enable Openbox and it clients to learn from, optimize, and grow exciting new opportunities straddling business and culture.

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Impact

With the help of Openbox’s investment, TriLinc has provided over $586 million in financing to 59 SME businesses throughout 20 developing economies, supporting over 31,000 permanent jobs.

Impact

With the help of Openbox’s investment, TriLinc has provided over $586 million in financing to 59 SME businesses throughout 20 developing economies, supporting over 31,000 permanent jobs.

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Impact

With the help of Openbox’s investment, TriLinc has provided over $586 million in financing to 59 SME businesses throughout 20 developing economies, supporting over 31,000 permanent jobs.

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Impact

With the help of Openbox’s investment, TriLinc has provided over $586 million in financing to 59 SME businesses throughout 20 developing economies, supporting over 31,000 permanent jobs.

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