Lombard Odier launches Prince Charles-inspired strategy

The fund looks for opportunities in the circular bio-economy, resource efficiency, outcome-oriented consumption and zero waste.

Lombard Odier has launched a global equity fund that aims to support the move towards a circular economy, as reported by ESG Clarity in the UK.

The Natural Capital strategy is a high-conviction portfolio of 40-50 small to mid-sized profitable companies in North America, Europe and Asia. It looks for opportunities in the circular bio-economy, resource efficiency, outcome-orientated consumption and zero waste. 

The strategy, which was first rolled out in Europe, will also be available to institutional investors in Asia.

It has been developed in partnership with the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance, a group established under the Sustainable Markets Initiative set up by the Prince of Wales, who said: “We need to accelerate our efforts and set the course for a sustainable future rooted in a new economic model – in other words, a circular bioeconomy that puts nature and the restoration of natural capital at the centre of the entire process. 

“I am enormously encouraged to see that, under my Sustainable Markets Initiative, the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance is working hand-in-hand to support the Natural Capital strategy.”

The Natural Capital strategy complements Lombard Odier’s Climate Transition strategy, which launched earlier this year.