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Mesirow Private Equity ESG Policy

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Long-Term Commitment

Mesirow Private Equity (MPE or the firm) is focused on acting in the best long-term interests of its clients. As such, we believe that environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations are fundamental to risk management and operational excellence, and businesses that manage ESG issues are often well positioned to create long-term value and demonstrate sustainable growth. While there has been an increase in emphasis on incorporating responsible investment practices and creating sustainable value in the private equity space, we recognize there is continued room for improvement. Therefore, the firm has adopted a comprehensive ESG policy, which integrates ESG considerations into the firm’s investment due diligence process, post-investment monitoring and embedded within our corporate culture as part of our commitment to ethical and responsible behavior.

PRI Signatory

Mesirow Financial Investment Management, Inc. proudly became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2019. Mesirow Private Equity is committed to incorporating PRI’s six principles for Responsible Investment when evaluating private market opportunities.

Principle 1:  We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
Principle 2:  We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
Principle 3:  We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
Principle 4:  We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
Principle 5:  We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
Principle 6:  We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

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