Circularity Capital joins UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment
Edinburgh, Tuesday 28th November 2017
Circularity Capital has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, the leading international network of institutional investors committed to including environmental, social and governance factors in their investment decision making.
“We are delighted to welcome Circularity Capital to the PRI,” said Fiona Reynolds, managing director of the PRI. “Circularity Capital’s focus on supporting the growth and innovation of SMEs operating in the circular economy demonstrates how investors are seeking to address the UN Sustainability Development Goals. More investors are seeing the benefits of embracing responsible investment strategies, and we believe that acceptance of the PRI Principles is helping to further accelerate this trend".
“Becoming a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment further builds on our commitment to generating positive financial, environmental and societal impact through our activities as a specialist investor in the circular economy. We see a formal commitment to the UN PRI as a natural extension to our activities and believe adherence to this framework helps to further underpin this trend globally” said Ian Nolan, Partner at Circularity Capital.
The PRI is the world's leading initiative on responsible investment. The Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary set of investment principles for incorporating environmental, social and governance issues into investment practices. In implementing the principles, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. The principles have signatories including asset owners, investment managers and service providers from over 50 countries.
About Circularity Capital
Circularity Capital is a specialist private equity firm supporting SME growth and innovation in the circular economy. Circularity Capital’s investment strategy specifically addresses the increasing challenges faced by traditional linear, ‘take-make-dispose’ models of production and consumption. Circularity Capital seeks out businesses that can out-perform the market and their linear competitors by applying the circular economy framework. Circularity Capital targets investments of £1m-£5m in growth stage European SMEs operating across the circular economy. Circularity Capital’s investors include financial institutions, corporations, family offices and leading global impact investors.
About the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment
The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. The Principles were developed by investors, for investors. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. There are more than 1,800 signatories, from over 50 countries, representing approximately US$70 trillion of assets under management.