Barclays makes first investment under new Sustainable Impact Capital initiative in SaveMoneyCutCarbon

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May 6, 2020

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The new relationship will support SaveMoneyCutCarbon to grow, delivering further carbon reductions for their customers.

London, 06 May, 2020 – Barclays has today announced a significant equity investment in SaveMoneyCutCarbon, the digital aggregator that provides a unique marketplace focused on sustainability, offering cost-effective products and solutions to businesses and consumers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable.

This is Barclays inaugural investment under its new Sustainable Impact Capital initiative which aims to invest £175m over the next five years in innovative and environmentally-focused businesses – an important component of Barclays’ commitment to enabling a low-carbon economy.

Founded in 2012, SaveMoneyCutCarbon has helped hundreds of thousands of customers reduce their carbon footprint whilst saving money by using water and energy in more sustainable ways. The new relationship with Barclays will help SaveMoneyCutCarbon grow faster.

From schools, hospitals, hotels, warehousing operators and public sector organisations to thousands of homes across the country, SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s customers collectively save over 727 million litres of water and 23 million kWh of energy each year, delivering a carbon reduction of 6,765 tonnes per annum from completed projects and products sold on its online platform. The carbon reduction alone is equivalent to travelling 23.24 million miles in an average petrol car.

Mark Sait
, SaveMoneyCutCarbon CEO said: “Barclays investment will be a key enabler allowing us to accelerate plans to grow nationally and beyond.  We are uniquely positioned to help facilitate the retrofit challenge faced by the UK’s domestic and commercial building stock and turbo charging companies’ adoption of energy and water efficiency to achieve the UK’s net zero carbon target.  Our vision is to become the ‘go to’ brand for homes and organisations that want to reduce consumption, reduce their carbon footprint and be more sustainable.”

Andrew Challis, Co-Head of Principal Investments at Barclays said: “SaveMoneyCutCarbon has helped UK businesses and households to become more sustainable and we are excited to be part of the next stage of their growth, supporting broader UK and global efforts to limit carbon emissions.”

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About SaveMoneyCutCarbon

SaveMoneyCutCarbon was established in 2012 with a goal to build a new single “go-to” platform for homes and organizations who want to reduce their energy and water consumption, while improving their carbon footprint and sustainability credentials.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, it employs and develops local staff while delivering projects across the UK.  It provides its growing customer base a one-stop-shop: from learning how savings can be made across each building type, to helping deliver on this from a single online order, to delivery of the largest retrofit projects across the UK.

The company has recently been selected as the NHS Sustainability Supplier of the Year for their energy saving works with Cambridge University Hospitals’ world famous Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

For further information, please contact us at:

0333 123 5464.

About Barclays – Sustainable Impact Capital initiative

As part of the firm’s broader commitments, Barclays will invest £175m of its own capital, led by the Principal Investments team, in fast-growing, innovative, environmentally-focused companies whose values are aligned with those of Barclays and which target the goals and timelines of the Paris Agreement.  Investments will be strategic to Barclays, its clients and the communities it serves, with clear scalable propositions that deliver both environmental benefits and economic returns.

Barclays ESG Report 2019

For further information, please contact us at:
Investment Enquiries: PITeamInbox@barclays.com

Media Enquiries: holly.brown@barclays.com / +44 (0) 207 116 6195

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