A platform for impact and returns

At Circulate Capital, we are creating impact at scale with a holistic approach that addresses the value chain and broader ecosystem.

Every investment is intended to generate positive, measurable impact for the environment and our communities, alongside competitive financial returns.

Our ambition is to advance the circular economy with the world’s most impactful portfolio. As we aspire toward a waste-free future, the impact generated by our investments supports the fight against climate change and improves the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers.

OUR VISION FOR IMPACT

OUR VISION FOR IMPACT

PREVENT PLASTIC
LEAKAGE IN THE
ENVIRONMENT
ADVANCE
A CIRCULAR
ECONOMY
BUILD
CLIMATE
RESILIANCE
IMPROVE
LIVELIHOODS
CATALYZE
CAPITAL

GENERATE FINANCIAL RETURN

Our Cumulative Impact from 2020 to September 2022

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Invested more than $80 million in 14 companies

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Unlocked an additional $80 million directly and indirectly into our strategies

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Prevented an additional 101,200 TONNES of plastic leakage

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Reduced or avoided 159,700 ADDITIONAL TONNES of CO2e emissions from plastics recycling alone

Our impact projections by 2030

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10 Million Tonnes of plastic pollution prevented

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15 Million Tonnes of CO2e reduced or avoided

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30 Million Tonnes of all waste managed

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5 Million Tonnes of new capacity created per year

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20 Million Tonnes of value-added plastics

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30,000 + new safe, stable and dignified jobs

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$330 Million in co-investment

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At Least 30% of our portfolio meets 2x eligibility criteria

Our alignment with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

5Gender
Equality
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9Industry, Innovation,
and Infrastructure
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11Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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12Responsible
Consumption
and Production
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13Climate
Action
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14Life
Below Water
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17Partnerships
For the Goals
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Circulate’s investments contribute progress toward at least seven of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – including SDG 5: Gender Equity, after our recent commitment to the 2X Challenge and its gender smart investment strategy.

OUR IMPACT FRAMEWORK

Circulate Capital has devised a rigorous, sector-leading approach to measuring and managing our impact. We share our impact framework widely, so others can learn alongside us and help us improve.

Download Our Impact Framework

As signatories to the International Finance Corporation’s Operating Principles for Impact Management and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, we commit to adhering to global standards for the management of our impact investments. As users of, and contributors to, the Global Impact Investing Network’s IRIS+ system, we align our impact metrics to standardized norms in the industry.

Our impact reporting is supported by third-party assurance provider, EY; a full statement outlining that audit is available here

Our Impact in Action

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Enable Partnerships Across the Value Chain

Lucro Plastecycle and Dow partner to close the loop on India’s flexible plastic packaging.

Our portfolio company Lucro Plastecycle and our investor Dow entered into a memorandum of understanding to co-develop a post-consumer recycled polyethylene film solution.

​This partnership embodies Circulate Capital’s vision of being a value-added investor by bringing the power of our relationships to support product development and market access.

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Catalyze Future Investment

Circulate Capital invested in India’s Recykal in December 2020. Our investment supported the business’ expansion, allowing it to attract larger institutional investors.

In 2022, Recykal raised an additional $22M, including from Morgan Stanley – highlighting our role as a catalyst for future investment.

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Build World-Class Operations

Our investee Srichakra Polyplast was India’s first company to develop a food-grade, bottle-to-bottle recycling facility that is fully approved by regulators.

Circulate Capital’s investment supported Srichakra in building world-class operations, one of our key impact goals.

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Scale the Circular Economy in Indonesia

Indonesia’s growing population and economy create significant waste challenges.

Thanks to Circulate Capital’s investment, Tridi Oasis evolved from a local start-up into a key player in Indonesia’s plastic circular transition.

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