The Fund Manager Assessment is comprised of approximately 50 questions regarding a fund's policies and practices in deploying and managing its capital that covers the following topics:

Content Measures the Following:
Targeted for Investment
Past Performance Evaluates the fund manager's past experience and dedication to impact investing as determined by investments made in previous funds
Current Fund The fund's impact investing target and performance objectives as outlined by the fund's PPM or LP agreements
Investment Criteria
Positive Impact The effectiveness of the fund's policies and practices to screen and structure investments for positive social or environmental impact
Risk Mitigation The effectiveness of the fund's policies and practices to screen out investments that may have a negative social or environmental impact (unweighted)
Portfolio Management
Mission Lock The effectiveness of the fund's policies and practices to ensure that a focus on mission is maintained by the fund manager and its portfolio companies
Mission Aligned Exit The effectiveness of the fund's policies and practices to maintain the social and environmental mission of portfolio companies after an exit event
Portfolio Reporting The effectiveness of the fund's policies and practices to maintain transparent reporting of social and environmental performance
Capacity Building The effectiveness of the fund's policies and practices to provide capacity building and technical expertise to portfolio companies

Questions in the Fund Manager Assessment are tailored depending on three variables: Type of Security that the fund manager invests; the Stage of Investment that the fund is in; and the fund's Geographic Focus. A fund manager completes one of 24 different versions of the assessment depending on these variables.

To receive the relevant assessment version, a fund is asked to choose its appropriate Type of Security, Stage of Investment, and Geographic Focus. Below is a description of each:

Type of Security Funds for whom the majority of investments are/will be:
Equity & Quasi-Equity An ownership stake, or debt that has some similar characteristics of equity such as offering flexible repayment options, warrants, convertibility into equity, or being unsecured
Long-term Debt Loans with a maturity of greater than one year from date of issuance
Short-term Debt Loans with a maturity of less than one year from date of issuance
Fund of Funds Investments in a portfolio of other funds

To determine whether a country should be classified as "Developed", "Emerging" or "Frontier," GIIRS uses an methodology based on Human Development Index (HDI) levels, Gross National Income (GNI)levels, the World Bank's "Ease of Doing Business" ranking, the ratio of domestic credit to private sector (as % of GDP), and the U.N. Gender Empowerment Index. Appendix VII includes a complete list of countries listed in the GIIRS Country Classification table.(12)

Target Market Algorithm Ranking Approximate for funds for whom the majority of capital deployed is/will be: Example Countries
Developed High In industrialized countries United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, UK
Emerging Medium In countries with rapid growth and industrialization China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Czech Republic
Frontier Low In countries with slower rates of growth and industrialization Kenya, Pakistan, Haiti, Tanzania, Uganda

To understand how the Fund Manager Assessment is weighted and scored, see Appendix VIII.

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