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Whilst integrating ESG considerations into our investments is of paramount importance, we also value the importance of managing our operations in a sustainable way. This is delivered through Amber’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, who are responsible for developing and delivering an annual CSR strategy.

Amber is certified to The Planet Mark, an internationally recognised and trusted sustainability certification programme, and is committed to measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and wider sustainability metrics.

We also look to support our communities. Each year we look to partner with a charity who works in the communities served by our projects.  In 2018, we became partners with Envision, who bring together local businesses, schools, charities and volunteers to provide a practical learning experience which enables young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in work and life. Over the 2018/2019 academic year, we have directly supported the students of one of our investments.

MAGIC BREAKFAST

Amber invests in and manages over 260 schools internationally, providing the facilities that support the education of over 190,000 students each year. We believe that a quality learning environment is critical in supporting a good education, but recognise it is only part of the process of learning.

To support vulnerable children in the education system, we have chosen to support the Magic Breakfast. Magic Breakfast aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools through the provision of healthy breakfasts. With as many as 1.8 million school age children being at risk of hunger in the UK, Magic Breakfast provide nutritious breakfasts to children as fuel for learning and expert support to schools to help identify and reach those pupils that are at risk of hunger.

The number of households with children going hungry has doubled since lockdown began, as millions of people struggle to afford food.

New data from the Food Foundation has revealed that almost a fifth of households with children have been unable to access enough food over lockdown, with meals being skipped and children not getting enough to eat as already vulnerable families battle isolation and a loss of income.

We are running several initiatives to raise money whilst we are all working remotely, including 13 Amber teams virtually competing against one another to see who can reach each of our European offices first, via Edinburgh - London - Munich - Vienna - Prague – Warsaw, by walking, running cycling and swimming where they live totalling >3,000km.

If you would like to support our fundraising effort, please visit our JustGiving Page to make a donation.