The future of our planet was listed by Stephen Hawkins as one of the three big issues of our time and society and governments are slowly moving towards stabilising carbon levels. Promises made by countries and companies achieving net zero are now being enshrined in law and there is finally a palpable desire in parts of the world to accelerate that journey.
Consequently, there has been a growing trend of investors and financial institutions incorporating net-zero-carbon goals into their investment strategies. Some investors are looking to invest in companies that have set declared net-zero-carbon targets, while others are divesting away from fossil fuel companies that are not taking sufficient action to address climate change.
Legislation is fuelling the burgeoning group of businesses which help companies and organisations to meet their obligations and a very strong desire by the investment community and consulting firms to invest into the sector.
What Our Clients Say
“We were delighted with the debt advisory support we received from Polestar. We were looking for flexible banking facilities to support the growth of People Value and Polestar lead the identification of several banking partners and supported us in tailoring the facilities“
Acquisition of app-based mental wellbeing support provider to US-based Terryberry
Advised fast-growing ESG consultancy and software provider on partial exit and development capital with funding from Bridges (impact investor), MSCI and Farview
Polestar advised on Sale of Hughes and Salvidge Waste Management Limited
Disposal of this market-leading flexible benefits software business to management - backed by Ethos Partners
Refinancing of eGreen from HSBC to Arbuthnot Latham
Investment in adult education and skills business by Bridge Ventures
Growth capital provided for green building materials business by Octopus Ventures and Clydesdale Growth fund
Debt advisory for Produce World on renegotiation of group facilities
Supported management in raising capital for a local community solar farm
Debt Advisory to buy out minority shareholders, funded by Barclays Bank Plc
Sale of metal recycling business to market leader, European Metal Recycling
Crowd funding of community solar farm
Debt advisory on working capital facility provided by Nucleus Commercial Finance, for green building materials business