Circulate Capital launched in 2018 to invest in solutions for the ocean plastic crisis in South and Southeast Asia.
Urgency and opportunity pushed us to broaden our investment focus to plastic circularity, including disruptive innovations across value chains, throughout the world’s high-growth markets.
We believe the circular economy is essential to tackling the world’s most urgent challenges – including protecting the environment, combating the climate crisis, improving health and livelihoods, and reducing inequality.
Circulate Capital was founded in 2018 to invest in high-potential companies that divert plastic waste from landfills and toward a circular future. Initially focused on ocean plastic pollution in South and Southeast Asia, the magnitude of the global waste crisis has pushed us to expand our focus. Our goal is to unlock capital to build circular supply chains for a sustainable future, while delivering competitive returns to investors.
Building the circular economy requires a systemic approach, supported by both upstream and downstream investment strategies. In addition to capital, we bring supply chain expertise and connections to help our investees scale their businesses and to catalyze further investments.
We are backed by the world’s leading corporations, including PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Dow, Danone, Chanel, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, and Mondelēz International. They offer invaluable insights, access to new markets, and commercial opportunities for our investees.
Circulate Capital also leverages blended finance vehicles to invest alongside development finance institutions and other private investors. This investment structure de-risks otherwise risky opportunities and places different types of investors shoulder-to-shoulder in the push towards circularity.
Circulate Capital creates impact at scale, thanks to a holistic approach that addresses the value chain and broader ecosystem.
We aim to unlock USD $1 billion to prevent 150 million tonnes of plastic pollution and advance the circular economy with the world’s most impactful portfolio.
With an eye toward a waste-free future, our investments’ impact supports the fight against climate change and improves the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers in communities around the world.
We combine deep recycling, supply chain, and finance expertise to invest in the most scalable and innovative companies in the circular economy.
Our teams operate on-the-ground in our investment regions to offer hands-on support, advice, and connections that generate value and impact.
Circulate Capital supported the establishment of The Circulate Initiative – a highly collaborative non-profit community of innovators, investors, partners, and programs. The Circulate Initiative is focused on developing solutions and knowledge that reduce plastic pollution and advance inclusive and circular economies, by:
The Circulate Initiative is a U.S. registered 503(c)(3) organization.