Sustainability

Embracing better ways of doing business and creating value

ESG considerations are incorporated into investment practices to optimize returns and mitigate risk while maximizing positive impact.
It's clear that the ability to generate attractive long-term financial performance relies on working with all our stakeholders to deliver lasting social and environmental benefits. Fiera Infrastructure’s ESG practices, embedded throughout our organization, investment and asset management processes, demonstrates a deep commitment to having a positive impact on the environments and communities we operate in globally.
Alina Osorio
Alina Osorio, President, Fiera Infrastructure

Our Approach

Fiera Infrastructure integrates the identification, assessment and management of ESG factors into its investment decision-making, asset management and ownership practices. We’re of the firm belief that being a steward of a responsible investment and management approach will add long-term value for all our stakeholders and that the integration of ESG factors is an essential component of sustainable value creation.

Fiera Infrastructure’s approach to ESG integration is cooperative and tailored to each investment and remains a core consideration throughout the entire investment and asset management cycle. Our ESG Committee sets our ESG strategy and oversees its execution. Furthermore, we participate in and support several industry-led ESG initiatives and frameworks, including the GRESB Infrastructure Assessment, the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fiera Infrastructure has developed a standardized framework for assessing ESG factors in new investment opportunities and our portfolio companies. Considerable time and resources are devoted to identifying and understanding these ESG factors, with the appropriate steps taken to mitigate risks and realize opportunities. Across our portfolio, we continuously monitor and analyze the impact our investments have on the environment and social settings in which they operate to ensure we understand and identify potential opportunities for improvement.

For more details on Fiera’s approach to ESG integration please refer to our policy.

100%

Measure/track and report annual ESG metrics

18%

Reported emissions decrease from 2019 –2020

98%

of Fiera’s portfolio is now reporting under GRESB

433,849

tCO2e of emissions avoided through Fiera assets

957

MW of gross renewable energy capacity

8,479

Jobs supported by portfolio investments
Figures are as of December 2020

Consult our ESG Report

Action on Climate Change

At Fiera Infrastructure, we recognize the risks and opportunities that climate change poses to our organization, our portfolio companies, and the communities in which we operate, as well as, the broader global economy and environment.

Climate considerations play a major role in our investment strategy, diligence, active management, monitoring, and reporting of our investments. We’re in the process of developing a framework to outline how we intend to address the effects of climate change rooted in our core value of protecting against both imminent and long-term investment risks.

Fiera Infrastructure, through its parent company, Fiera Capital Corporation, has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, an international group of asset managers committed to supporting the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner. As part of this commitment, we will start with a subset of our portfolio to be managed in line with achieving net zero emissions, and over time we’ll expand this program to cover all investments in our portfolio before 2050.

To support our climate commitment, we quantify portfolio emissions annually, integrate climate risks and opportunities into ongoing portfolio monitoring and apply the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations to inform our climate strategy and disclosure.

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ESG Committee Members

Fiera Infrastructure’s ESG Committee leads ESG integration efforts and shapes ESG strategy through the identification and assessment of ESG matters’ expected impact on long-term value.

The Committee is comprised of experienced team members from each business unit with the goal of bringing forward diverse and fulsome perspectives.

Photo Alina Osorio

Alina Osorio

President, Fiera Infrastructure
Photo Brian Moncik

Brian Moncik

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Photo Brooks Kaufman

Brooks Kaufman

Managing Director
Photo Ashley Ng

Ashley Ng

Vice President, Investor Relations
Photo Steve Disley

Steve Disley

Vice President, Asset Management Operations
Photo Clayton Vanos

Clayton Vanos

Associate

Fiera Infrastructure recognizes that the promotion of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) has a wide-reaching positive impact on our investors, employees and the communities we operate in.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity of thought and perspective fuels our ability to generate innovative solutions, enabling us to build sustainable prosperity for all our stakeholders. As such, we strive to cultivate an inclusive, safe and trusting environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can bring their full selves to work.

As we continue to grow, we aspire to achieve a level of diversity that reflects the communities and organizations we serve and support around the globe. Our deliberate approach at Fiera Infrastructure has been to embed inclusion and diversity principles across all aspects of our business including the recruitment and professional development of employees, performance monitoring, and retention efforts across our operations. We are working to implement systems to hold our portfolio companies to the same standard and are in the process of implementing such DE&I initiatives.

Sustainable Initiatives

Fiera Infrastructure, and through its parent company, Fiera Capital Corporation, support and contribute to several industry initiatives that promote actionable ESG practices

Our Assets

Fiera Infrastructure is of the firm belief that being a steward of a responsible investment approach across the portfolio will add value to all our stakeholders.

Discover our portfolio of assets