Gathering and summarising information from the previous steps can help fund managers present the investment case to the investment committee (IC). This includes: key findings from due diligence, assessment of the capacity and commitment of the potential investee company, key actions negotiated, and expectations of impact.

It is important for IC members to understand the role gender plays in investments so that they can better assess investment opportunities presented to them. The IC Tip Sheet includes guidance to help IC members ask right questions about gender from a commercial and impact angle.

The makeup of the IC Committee can also influence understanding and decision-making around gender. A more diverse, gender-balanced IC can result in more inclusive considerations. Steps to increasing diversity can be found in the section on Strengthening Gender Diversity at the Firm/Fund Level in Private Equity and Value Creation: A Fund Manager’s Guide to Gender-smart Investing.