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 long-term, proactive thinking and we believe that the ability to identify, assess and manage Environmental, Social and corporate Governance ("ESG") considerations significantly enhance investment and corporate performance.

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 these issues are managed by our business associates and encourage our partners to adhere to the highest standards of corporate conduct and implement corporate governance frameworks in line with applicable country codes.

We are a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). These principles provide a voluntary framework to help institutional investors incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis, decision-making and ownership practices. 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).