Include D&I Questions During Due Diligence

Initiative Description

As part the due diligence process, ask for demographic data of teams, samples of policies and strategies that support D&I, and evidence of commitment to advance ideals. Use responses as part of the scoring/ranking process.

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Resources for Consideration

  • ILPA Standard DDQ 
    • ILPA 's standard Due Diligence Questionnaire (DDQ) for limited partners to provide to prospective fund managers includes a section  (14.0) that addresses the fund's commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion through policies and strategies.  The DDQ also includes a template to measure the gender and ethnic makeup of GP teams.
  • SEAF Gender Equality Scorecard
    • The SEAF Gender Equality Scorecard © (“GES ©”) is a tool SEAF uses to assess women’s economic empowerment and gender equality within individual investment opportunities and portfolio companies for SEAF funds. This rating system is structured around six gender equality vectors, including pay equity, workforce participation, leadership and governance, benefits and professional development, workplace environment, and women-powered value chains.