ESG

Overview

TradeFlow Capital Management (TradeFlow) is the world’s first Fintech-powered commodity trade with the focused mission of narrowing the increasing trade finance gap faced by global SMEs operating as producers/traders/end-users in the bulk commodity trading space.

TradeFlow creates growth opportunities for businesses and economies by performing an enabling role in international trade and globalization. As testament to our mission and capabilities, TradeFlow has successfully invested in more than US$1bn of physical commodity trade through 800+ transactions across 15+ countries and 25+ commodity types, with more than 800 SME counterpart entities KYC reviewed since our inception.

Tradeflow is part of Supply@ME Capital plc, the innovative London Stock Exchange listed fintech platform that provides the Inventory Monetisation© service to manufacturing and trading companies. Our combined strengths further TradeFlow’s ability to fulfil its mission of enabling trade for SMEs worldwide that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly so in developing nations’ rural communities where we work closely with local entities to ensure equitable trade practices.  Our business footprint extends worldwide, and our work has supported communities in developing countries including Brazil India, Ghana and Rwanda.

TradeFlow leverages on our unique trade investment model to facilitate Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) objectives that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with the following in particular:

Goal 1:  Poverty Abatement
We believe that our focus in supporting SMEs and addressing the current USD 1.5 trillion unmet trade gap in this sector can help alleviate poverty in the most affected parts of the world.

Goals 2 and 8: Abating Hunger and Decent Growth and Economic Development
Our investments provide products and services to smallholder farmers that improve profitability (Goal 2). This improves the sector, which is central to the economies of our clients (Goal 8). Raising incomes, driving economic growth and improving agricultural productivity will all impact on food security (Goal 2), both directly and indirectly.

Goal 9: Industry Innovation
TradeFlow are proud to be an industry leader in using Fintech tools to power our market mechanism.  The use of FinTech has been critical in allowing us to support SME financing, which along with other proprietary methods, have helped us transform risk into profit.

Goal 13: Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

As of December 2020, TradeFlow has committed to ensuring all shipping of its commodities is carbon-neutral.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

TradeFlow is a member of professional bodies that support ESG Principles and the UN SDGs. Operationally, we work with partners including Carbon exchanges (such as Air Carbon Exchange) and Carbon mitigation project managers to offset our carbon footprint.

Climate Impact Strategy

TradeFlow is one of the first players in the trade finance industry to offset carbon emissions  through Digitalisation and in our shipping.  We have a Partnership Agreement with Carbonfund.org Foundation for Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) validated and verified to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard (CCB), in support of TradeFlow’s carbon-neutral shipping goals.

Our Digitalisation efforts are extended in all feasible areas of operations, with an estimated savings of 1,267 kgs of CO2 and 12, 267 litres of water  from the use of tools like DocuSign for the period January to December 2021.

The TradeFlow Funds

As part of its unique business model, The TradeFlow Funds, advised by TradeFlow, were conceived in 2016 and launched in 2018.  TradeFlow is a Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

With strong intensions of  becoming a Signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), we support the following Principles:

  1. Principle 1:We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  2. Principle 2: We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  3. Principle 3: We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  4. Principle 4:We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  5. Principle 5: We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  6. Principle 6:We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

In addition, we are guided by a Poverty Weighted Net Present Impact (wNPI) methodology developed in partnership with H20 Venture Partners that closely mirrors the calculation of Net Present Value (NPV) of a commercial enterprise, but with the potential to fulfil a similar role for social impact.

Partnerships

To help further our business and EGS aims, TradeFlow is a Partner of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to mobilise capital and improve trade finance access for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide through the “’ICC Trade Now” and “ICC Digital Trade Standards Initiative” platforms.

We are also a FinTech Certified Company (SFA), a Corporate Member of the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), a Member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), a Member of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), an Associate Member of EuroCham Singapore, and a Gold Member of the South African Chamber of Commerce.

CONTACT

Email: enquiry@tradeflow.capital |  Trade Support Line : +65 3138 1734

TradeFlow Capital Management Pte Ltd

10 Marina Boulevard, #08-05,  MBFC Tower 2, Singapore 018983

UEN: 201920511H

www.tradeflow.capital

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