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IFU Investment Fund for Developing Countries

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Pre-investment (selection)

PE 05. Incorporating ESG issues when selecting investments

05.1. During due-diligence indicate if your organisation typically incorporates ESG issues when selecting private equity investments.

05.2. Describe your organisation`s approach to incorporating ESG issues in private equity investment selection.

During due dilligence of each potential investment it is assessed to which extent relevant international sustainability standards are met. The standards will include the IFC Performance Standards and the related IFC/World Bank Group Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Guidelines or other relevant and credible, globally or regionally recognised standards that encourage continuous improvements. 

05.3. Additional information. [Optional]

PE 06. Types of ESG information considered in investment selection

06.1. Indicate what type of ESG information your organisation typically considers during your private equity investment selection process.

06.2. Describe how this information is reported to, considered and documented by the Investment Committee or similar.

IFU’s investment process has been designed in such a way that investments are assessed and approved according to a gradually increased engagement level passing several approval stages. At each stage, ESG aspects will be investigated and findings integrated in IFU’s decision papers at “Clearance in Principle”, Binding Commitment” and “Shareholder Agreement” level. 

PE 07. Encouraging improvements in investees (Private)

PE 08. ESG issues impact in selection process (Private)