InfraRed’s Response to the Crisis in Ukraine
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InfraRed announces it has pledged a donation of £100,000 to supporting those impacted by the war in Ukraine. These funds will be allocated between short- and longer-term initiatives which reflect the firm’s commitment to making a positive contribution to helping those affected by the crisis over the long-term.
InfraRed wants to recognise the significant personal contributions of our staff, in terms of their own time and funds, by committing an initial £30,000 of this pledge to charities selected by colleagues that offer immediate humanitarian relief in the current crisis. These charities are the Herosi Foundation and Hope and Homes for Children which are both supporting vulnerable children in the region, World Central Kitchen which fights food poverty and is providing meals for refugees in Poland, and Festival Medical Services who are proving essential medical supplies in the region.
The remaining £70,000 of the pledge will be set aside to fund medium to longer term initiatives that are impactful in helping rebuild the lives of those affected by the crisis.
Werner von Guionneau, Chief Executive Officer at InfraRed Capital Partners, said:
“This war has disrupted the lives and livelihoods of a nation, displaced millions of people, and caused loss of life and harm to many more. We felt strongly that we wanted to make a contribution – however small – that would help both the immediate relief and, crucially, also to deal with the aftermath longer-term. It was important to us to respond by supporting specialist charities which are targeted and impactful in their approach to offering humanitarian aid.”
About InfraRed Capital Partners:
InfraRed is an international investment manager, investing in infrastructure which contribute positively to society and support the transition to a net zero future. 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. It operates worldwide from offices in London, New York, Sydney and Seoul. With around 170 professionals, it manages in excess of US$12bn of equity capital in multiple private and listed funds, primarily for institutional investors across the globe.
At InfraRed, a long-term, sustainability-led mindset is essential to delivering lasting success, and this mindset directs its assessment and management of the Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) aspects of its business. InfraRed has been a signatory of the Principles of Responsible Investment since 2011 and has been awarded triple A+ score in the 2020 review (relating to the 2019 assessment period). It is also a member of the Net Zero Asset Manager’s Initiative, a certified CarbonNeutral® company1 and is a TCFD supporter.
InfraRed is a part of SLC Management, 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.
1. In accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. Further information is available at https://carbonneutral.com/ the-carbonneutral-protocol