Views From The Battlefield: Four Years Of Lessons On Investing To Build A Circular Economy For Plastic

January 17, 2023

With a climate crisis that is only more dire, we are evolving to meet the moment. Today we are laser focused on investing at the nexus of climate-tech and plastic waste.

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Circulate Capital eyes opportunities to tackle plastic waste in Latin America

December 7, 2022

Singapore-based investment fund Circulate Capital has spent the past two years backing projects in South and Southeast Asia focused on tackling the regions’ swelling plastic-waste problem. In a new study, it breaks down the opportunities for creating a plastics circular economy in Latin American and the Caribbean.

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Time for us to move the needle on climate finance

November 23, 2022

After spending two days at the B20 and O20, it’s clear this year’s Group of 20 Summit came at a difficult time, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased nationalism and heightened political tensions. Appropriately themed “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, the underlying message is clear: We must mend our economies, planet and societies at the same time.

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The Jakarta Post

Why Climate Tech Is Getting Broader and Narrower at the Same Time

October 27, 2022

The proliferation of funds and projects at every scale is a feature, not a bug, of a market that will put trillions of dollars into decarbonizing the economy.

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Early-stage sustainable ventures pay off despite ticket size and risks: family office Rumah Group

October 12, 2022

From ocean protection funds to turtle conservation and eco-tourism ventures, Singapore-based single-family office Rumah Group marries personal interests with early-stage impact investing.

Asian Investor

As climate change worsens, implementing ESG is non-negotiable for startups

October 7, 2022

Even as the impact of climate change becomes increasingly apparent across the globe, investment in climate tech is also gaining pace. A number of VC funds and major corporations are pouring money into companies to develop solutions that help solve environmental problems.

Southeast Asia in particular has received great attention considering it is the world’s most vulnerable regions when it comes to the effect of climate change.

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Players old and new find new room to grow in regional waste industry

September 8, 2022

The waste management industry is a well-established one with plenty of incumbents. Yet, with more attention paid to environmental, social and governance (ESG) by both governments, businesses and people alike, new players that are able to differentiate themselves have emerged to take advantage of new opportunities in this field.

Indonesia-based start-up Gringgo, for example, is also looking to improve existing waste collection strategies through data collection and other technological reinforcements.

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The Edge Singapore

Mondelēz claims key progress with latest ESG business practice report

September 6, 2022

The CEO and chairman of Mondelēz International, Dirk Van de Put, has welcomed progress against a range of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals across its business, writes Neill Barston.

According to its latest report evaluating its performance, the business outlined key long-term goals including moving towards net zero emissions by 2050, as well as placing achieving improved standards of living for cocoa farmers as core targets for its global work.

Among additional areas the company’s CEO highlighted, wereJoining the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund.

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Confectionary Production

Circulate Capital’s Schegg On Reducing Plastic Pollution

August 8, 2022

Circulate Capital Asia MD Regula Schegg discusses the investment case for opportunities across South and Southeast Asia’s plastics value chain. She speaks with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia”.

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United States announces partnership to reduce ocean plastic pollution in Indonesia

August 4, 2022

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program, joined Circulate Capital, an impact-focused investment management firm, and Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia (POPSEA), a plastic recycling company that is developing sorting and collection infrastructure in underserved communities across Indonesia, in announcing a partnership to expand collection and recycling infrastructure in Indonesia to generate high-quality, traceable recycled plastic.

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Lucro secures a follow-on funding round from Singapore-based Circulate Capital

July 29, 2022

Lucro Plastecycle Private Limited has received follow-on funding from Circulate Capital, a Singapore-based investment management firm that funds high-growth opportunities at the intersection of climate-tech and plastics, recycling, and the circular economy. The increased funding will allow the company to triple its capacity in order to fulfil the increasing demand for its products.

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Startup Story

Circulate Capital attracts investments from IFC

July 28, 2022

Singapore-based Circulate Capital has achieved a third close for Circulate Capital Ocean Fund I-B (CCOF I-B), by raising $53 million led by institutional investors IFC and Proparco.

The firm’s total assets under management now stand at $165m, making it the largest impact investment firm dedicated to fighting plastic pollution and advancing the circular economy in South and Southeast Asia.

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CityWire Asia