Responsible Investment

Investing responsibly is central to our business model of delivering quality and reliable infrastructure to our clients and customers, and long-term value for our shareholders. This is achieved through ensuring the operational and financial robustness of our infrastructure portfolio.

Our philosophy towards implementing environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) measures reflects our awareness of all key stakeholders and how infrastructure connects with local communities. The case studies below are some examples of the initiatives we have undertaken.

HICL’s Investment Manager, InfraRed, is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), supported by the United Nations. These principles provide a voluntary framework of six principles, which we have incorporated into our business:

  • To incorporate RI/ESG checks into investment analysis and decision-making;
  • To be active owners and incorporate RI/ESG controls into ownership policies and practices;
  • To seek appropriate disclosures on RI/ESG issues by the entities in which the investments are made;
  • To promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry; 
  • To work together to enhance effectiveness in implementing the Principles; and
  • To report on activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.  

We are pleased that InfraRed has maintained an A+ rating, the highest attainable award, from the PRI network (, for the fifth successive year. InfraRed takes a leadership role in the implementation of robust responsible investment strategies through membership of the PRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee.