Pollen Street Capital: Best Responsible Alternative Investment Team UK 2021


Pollen Street Capital operates according to an ESG-driven ethos. The UK-based alternative investment firm is guided by ethical values and commitment. It backs transformational businesses with private equity and credit solutions. Pollen Street encourages responsible portfolio development and cares for its employees, partners and community. It has 70 people working in its London and New York offices, and the team takes a holistic approach to investing. It executes bold strategies to reinforce the model and increase engagement. The team talks with investors and takes the time to fully understand their ESG priorities. Most seek multi-layered, long-term impacts, and the firm applies lateral thinking to boost global capabilities. Pollen Street Capital has an overarching ESG focus that touches on every aspect of its operations. It strives for a transition to a carbon-neutral future through impact-led corporate responsibility, with special attention to diversity, crime reduction and governance. The scope continues to expand to allow increased support for environmental issues. The team prioritises efficiency for lasting impacts. Pollen Street Capital conducted a year-long audit to create its ESG programme — Ten Years’ Time — to forge partnerships that connect the firm’s expertise with projects beyond its portfolio. The CFI.co judging panel recognises a firm punching above its weight for ESG impacts. The judges present Pollen Street Capital with the 2021 award for Best Responsible Alternative Investment Team (UK).

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