ESG Initiatives & Social Responsibility

Social Impact


At AUA Private Equity, we are focused on improving returns utilizing ESG initiatives while positively impacting our communities and the environment. We implement ESG methodologies within our portfolio companies and throughout the investment process as a way to enhance returns. We also seek to be socially responsible by empowering minority and women business-owners through AUAccelerate.

AUA is a committed partner and supporter of the J.E.D.I. Collaborative

J.E.D.I Collaborative

A Portfolio That Gives Back

ASG - Associated Supermarket Group City Harvest

Associated Foods Holding, LLC
Partnered with City Harvest to engage the stores in donating to food pantries and support needy communities.

Gourmet Culinary Partners Employee Loan Program

Gourmet Culinary Partners, LLC
Donations to local charities and interest free loan program for employees to promote financial security.

Raymundos Food Group Level 2 SQF Certified

Raymundos Food Group, LLC
Achieved a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification; implementing ESL classes to minority employees to help them integrate in their communities.

Tijuana Flats - Tex-mex For All Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation

Tijuana Flats Restaurants, LLC
Just in Queso Foundation invests in local charities that support health, homes, and education.

Water Lilies Fine Asian Cuisine USDA Organic

Water Lillies, LLC
USDA Organic and SQF Level 3 certified; offers better-for-you products (natural, organic, gluten-free).

Trufood Manufacturing Sequoia

Trufood in partnership with Sequoia Waste Solutions
Waste Reduction Program, energy conservation efforts in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh.