InfraRed Capital Partners joins the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative and makes net-zero pledge

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InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (“InfraRed”) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, a group of 128 international asset managers representing $43 trillion, who are committed to supporting the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°c.

By joining the initiative, InfraRed has committed to achieving net-zero emissions for its portfolio by 2050 or sooner and it will also set 2030 interim reduction targets for a proportion of its assets under management within the next year. These commitments follow InfraRed’s decision to become Carbon Neutral from 2019 onwards and a TCFD supporter in 2020.

Werner von Guionneau, Chief Executive Officer of InfraRed Capital Partners, said:

“We are proud to join the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and look forward to working with other like-minded asset managers to tackle one of the largest challenges faced by society. As a responsible asset manager, we firmly believe that it is in the best interests of our investors, clients and other stakeholders that InfraRed engages proactively to make a positive contribution to climate action.

With a portfolio of over 250 real assets, we have an opportunity to effect significant, positive change. Committing to net zero by 2050 is the next step in our climate journey. Joining the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative will support our ongoing efforts to be a leading driver of change within the asset management industry. This commitment fully aligns with our vision of creating a sustainable future.” 

 

InfraRed Capital Partners

InfraRed Capital Partners is an international investment manager focused on infrastructure and real estate. It operates worldwide from offices in London, New York, Sydney, Seoul and Mexico City. With around 200 professionals, it manages US$12bn of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe. InfraRed Capital Partners is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

InfraRed implements best-in-class practices to underpin asset management and investment decisions, promotes ethical behaviour and has established community engagement initiatives to support good causes in the wider community. InfraRed has been a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investment since 2011 and has been awarded triple A+ score in 2019 PRI assessment.

InfraRed is a part of SLC Management which is the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life. Over the past 30 years InfraRed has established itself as a highly successful developer and custodian of core infrastructure, renewable energy and real-estate assets that play a vital role in supporting sustainable communities.