Client investment will help small, innovative firms to develop and deliver solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Here are a few of the companies we hold in the portfolio and where their work is making a positive impact.
Image courtesy of James Halstead
James Halstead manufacture and distribute commercial floor coverings with their products found around the world.
Their Polyflor vinyl is 100% recyclable allowing wastage to be used in new flooring or other plastic items.
New Polyflor vinyl made from wastage collected since 2009 would be the equivalent of covering 301 football pitches or taking nearly 2000 cars off the road.
Diaceutics has established a global network of over 2,000 diagnostic and testing laboratories, creating the world’s first diagnostic commercialisation platform for the launch of precision medicine. With new medicines increasingly being targeted at the correct patients through genomic testing, their data set and network helps speed up the testing of these new treatments.
Their aim is to get every patient access to the right treatment at the right time.
Alumasc products on the Beyond Zero COP26 House, Glasgow (Image Fourfifteen)
Alumasc is a UK manufacturer and supplier of sustainable building products, systems and solutions. These are designed to manage water and energy resources and improve the quality of life for the owner/occupier. Approximately 30% of their products are made using recycled materials.
Alumasc products were showcased on the Beyond Zero house at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, which used market-leading environmental materials to create a zero carbon home. Their contribution to global green revenues has been recognised with the award of the London Stock Exchange Green Economy Mark.
Image courtesy of Strix
Strix is the global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls as well as other complementary water temperature management components, appliances and water filtration products. Their filter sales in 2020 were equivalent to 580 million single use plastic bottles.
Strix kettle control products save approximately 5 billion kg of CO2 a year, equivalent to emissions from 1 million cars (Strix ESG report 2021).