Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement Programme aligns with our values and our business. We aim to nurture talent and realise potential in young people, mainly within the communities associated with our portfolio of assets.

We are building a long-term relationship with two schools to provide students learning and personal development opportunities outside of the classroom.

The criteria in developing our programme were simple – to provide inspiring experiences that engage students and bridge the gap between education and employment, giving participants an insight into how knowledge and learning can be applied in ‘real life’ situations. At the same time, we want to encourage genuine, hands-on InfraRed participation. This involves a lot more than an ongoing financial commitment from InfraRed and our programme succeeds because of the passion, energy and talent of our people.

It is our belief that the real joint value lies in this approach. Not only do the young people involved benefit from our time, knowledge and expertise. We also stand to gain, as an organization and as individuals, from the myriad opportunities for self-development that participation provides.

Developing talent is fundamental to the success of the InfraRed business, so extending this to our Community Engagement programme made complete sense. Our work with schools gives students learning opportunities beyond the classroom and shows them how the knowledge and skills they are acquiring today can be applied in a real-life work scenario.

Richard Goulder, Chairman of Community Engagement Steering Group

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Community Engagement in Action

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ESG

“Creating Real Value” requires active management and long-term perspective. We believe that the ability to identify, implement and monitor Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (“ESG”) creates sustainable value for all stakeholders of the assets, involved communities and the investors financing the assets. 

We have therefore developed and integrated ESG analysis into our investment process to ensure that related risk factors and opportunities are considered throughout the investment cycle. In addition, we make certain we understand how the issues of sustainable investment are addressed by our business associates and encourage our partners to adhere to the highest standards of corporate conduct and implement corporate governance framework in line with applicable country codes.

We are signatory of the Principle of Responsible Investment (PRI). These principles provide a voluntary framework to help institutional investors to be responsible investors. In the annual assessment by PRI, InfraRed has achieved excellent ratings, standing well above industry standards for the last two consecutive years.

 

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Compliance and Governance

We strive to exceed the expectations of others, at all times observing and complying with the regulatory environment in which we operate. In the UK, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).