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Circular Economy

A circular economy is an industrial/manufacturing system which is designed to re-use, repair and recycle as many of its products, including waste products, as possible. The intention is to reduce waste and environmental impact through the implementation of superior product designs and materials and more efficient systems and business models.

Circular economy investment is, therefore, a form of socially responsible investment (SRI) which focuses on selecting companies that follow the principles of the circular economy model. The companies should show clear values and efforts towards models and systems for re-using, recycling and repairing as much as possible.

As with other forms of socially responsible investment, circular economy investors are targeting strong financial returns on capital invested as well as promoting the values of the circular economy. Part of their decision-making process is informed by the idea that companies using the circular economy model will often have good customer relationships, positive public perception and efficient systems and processes which are likely to increase the viability of the opportunity for circular economy investors.

The emergence of circular economy principles has shown its potential to have a positive impact on social or environmental challenges in addition to helping businesses (both new and existing) innovate in a way that boosts their bottom line as well as the economy at large.

Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution, and it should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. SeedTribe is targeted exclusively at investors who are sufficiently sophisticated to understand these risks and make their own investment decisions. You will only be able to invest via SeedTribe once you are registered as sufficiently sophisticated. Please click here to read the full Risk Warning.

This page is approved as a financial promotion by SeedTribe Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Pitches for investment are not offers to the public and investments can only be made by members of on the basis of information provided in the pitches by the companies concerned. SeedTribe takes no responsibility for this information or for any recommendations or opinions made by the companies.

The availability of any tax relief, including EIS and SEIS, depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and of the company concerned, and may be subject to change in the future. If you are in any doubt about the availability of any tax reliefs, or the tax treatment of your investment, you should obtain independent tax advice before proceeding with your investment.