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PRI reporting framework 2019

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PIIF Principle 4: Responsible investment

IFD 18. Tools for social performance reporting

Possible action:

Negotiate terms and conditions that are transparent, fair and reasonable, including fair break-up clauses.

18.1. Indicate if you use the following tools for social performance reporting:

Externally developed tools

During due diligence.

For monitoring and reporting purposes.

Describe the approaches used and frequency of use.

IAM LLC is currently developing in-house environmental and social performance reporting.


 

In-house tools based on externally developed tools

During due diligence.

For monitoring and reporting purposes.

Describe the approaches used and frequency of use.

Tools developed solely in-house

During due diligence.

For monitoring and reporting purposes.

Describe the approaches used and frequency of use.

18.2. Additional information. [Optional]


IFD 19. Retail institutions have independent financial/social rating and/or social audit

19.1. Indicate if you require the retail institutions in which you invest to have an independent financial rating.

19.2. Indicate if you require the retail institutions in which you invest to have an independent social rating.

19.3. Indicate if you require the retail institutions in which you invest to have an independent social audit.

19.4. Additional information. [Optional]

IAM LLC works to achieve its inclusive finance mission by investing in short-term notes and certificates of deposit issued by microfinance institutions (MFIs) and non-specialized microfinance service providers. IAM LLC does not work directly with clients, or provide consultancy services related to microfinance lending, as we only deal with the issuers of securities that are eligible for inclusion in our investment portfolios. All securities included in our investment portfolios, including inclusive finance securities, are evaluated using our ESG framework, which includes an analysis of issuer-specific management of microfinance lending operations.


IFD 20. Due diligence on and monitoring and reporting of corporate governance among investees

Possible action:

Assist in developing appropriate references for corporate governance issues.

20.1. In relation to your due diligence on and monitoring and reporting of corporate governance among investees, indicate if you assess:

Compensation of the Board of Directors and Executive Directors (i.e. its transparency, the use of benchmarking)

Pre-investment

Post-investment

Describe what you look at and, if post-investment, the frequency of assessment. [Optional]

    

Composition of the Board (i.e. breadth and depth of experience, effective client representation, diversity)

Pre-investment

Post-investment

Describe what you look at and, if post-investment, the frequency of assessment. [Optional]

    

Whether the Board receives social performance management-related information from the management team that is analysed and contributes to Board decision making.

Pre-investment

Post-investment

Describe what you look at and, if post-investment, the frequency of assessment. [Optional]

20.2. Additional information. [Optional]


IFD 21. Training or assistance for investees on corporate governance

Possible action:

Assist in developing appropriate references for corporate governance issues.

21.1. Indicate if you provide training or assistance for your investees on corporate governance.

21.2. Additional information.

IAM LLC works to achieve its inclusive finance mission by investing in short-term notes and certificates of deposit issued by microfinance institutions (MFIs) and non-specialized microfinance service providers. IAM LLC does not work directly with clients, or provide consultancy services related to microfinance lending, as we only deal with the issuers of securities that are eligible for inclusion in our investment portfolios. All securities included in our investment portfolios, including inclusive finance securities, are evaluated using our ESG framework, which includes an analysis of issuer-specific management of microfinance lending operations.


IFD 22. Percentage of investees where board seats are held (Not Applicable)


IFD 23. Procedure to integrate environmental issues in investment decision processes

Possible action:

Assist in developing appropriate references for environmental issues.

23.1. Indicate if you have a procedure to integrate the consideration of environmental issues in your investment decision processes.

23.2. Describe how your procedure to integrate the consideration of environmental issues in your investment decisions processes affect decisions pre-investment. [Optional]

IAM LLC integrates environmental factors into investment analysis and decision making for all securities included in our portfolios, including securities issued by MFIs and non-specialized microfinance service providers.

Our environmental criteria includes emissions, recycling and waste reduction, use of clean and renewable energy, climate change initiatives, and other issuer-specific policies and practices relating to environmental impact.  

23.3. Describe how your procedure to integrate the consideration of environmental issues in your investment decisions processes affect decisions post- investment. [Optional]

Issuers with declining environmental profiles and/or involvement in controversies related to environmental degradation may be excluded for investment.

23.4. Indicate if you request your investees to comply with an environmental exclusion list.

23.5. Additional information. [Optional]


IFD 24. Anti-corruption and whistle-blowing policies

Possible action:

Promote implementation of anti-corruption practices.

24.1. Indicate if you have anti-corruption policies.

24.2. Indicate if you have internal whistle-blowing policies.

24.3. Indicate if you review whether your investees have anti-corruption policies as part of your due diligence process.

24.4. Indicate if you review whether your investees have internal whistle-blowing policies as part of your due diligence process.

24.5. Additional information.


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