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Lombard Odier gets ‘royal approval’ for sustainability fund

lombard_natural capitalLombard Odier has unveiled a strategy investing in companies that are expected to accelerate the transformation towards a ‘circular bioeconomy’. 

The fund will invest in global equities that “leverage the regenerative power of nature”, the Swiss asset manager said on launch day. 

According to the firm, the 40-50 stocks in the portfolio work in four “unstoppable” growth areas. These are the circular bioeconomy, resource efficiency, outcome-orientated consumption, and zero waste. 

The ‘circular bioeconomy’ relates to the sustainable development of biomass.

The Natural Capital strategy is said to be inspired directly by the Prince of Wales. The fund was launched in partnership with the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance, established under the Prince’s Sustainable Markets Initiative. 

Commenting on the fund launch, the Prince of Wales 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.

“Building a sustainable future is, in fact, the growth story of our time.  If we are to drive global economic growth, it is imperative that we value and invest in our natural capital.”

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