ESG Initiatives & Social Responsibility
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 and First Generation Investors
A Portfolio That Gives Back
Associated Foods Holding, LLC
Partnered with City Harvest to engage the stores in donating to food pantries and support needy communities.
Gourmet Culinary Partners, LLC
Donations to local charities and interest free loan program for employees to promote financial security.
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 Restaurants, LLC
Just in Queso Foundation invests in local charities that support health, homes, and education.
Water Lillies, LLC
USDA Organic and SQF Level 3 certified; offers better-for-you products (natural, organic, gluten-free).
Trufood in partnership with Sequoia Waste Solutions
Waste Reduction Program, energy conservation efforts in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh.