Sustainable VC OnePlanetCapital appoints investment director


OnePlanetCapital, the climate change focused early stage venture capital fund, has appointed Anthony Chant as investment director. 


Chant will lead investment decisions for the company’s flagship EIS fund, targeting companies and projects that will genuinely benefit the environmental prospects of the UK and the wider planet.

Chant has joined OnePlanetCapital to advise on targeted investments that will tackle C02 emissions as well as businesses with a positive environmental impact.

The OnePlanetCapital Sustainable EIS Fund aims to deliver returns whilst only backing companies and projects that will support the emerging green economy.

Matthew Jellicoe, OnePlanetCapital's co-founder, said: 'We’re delighted to have Anthony on board. His experience will be crucial for helping us to expand our investments into early-stage companies genuinely making a real difference to our planet.'

Chant has 20 years of experience managing businesses in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on business services and the environment. He has served in a variety of leadership positions, including CEO, COO, and FD and throughout his career has completed over 50 investments and acquisitions.

Prior to joining OnePlanetCapital, he was the CEO at SGI Compliance, a risk and compliance leader in the UK and Europe. Previous to that, he was co founder of Edif group, a global technical consultancy.

OnePlanetCapital recently successfully deployed investments into Earthly, the carbon offsetting platform, RAD Propulsion, the marine electric motor company, Goodclub, the zero waste grocery delivery firm and Zedify, the zero emission delivery company.

Said Chant: 'I'm delighted to be joining OnePlanetCapital at such a pivotal moment and growth period. We’ve successfully deployed our first round of inaugural investments and OnePlanetCapital is at the forefront of the green industrial revolution.

'We know that unprecedented change is required to our global economy. There has never been a more heightened time to tackle the climate issues we face and to work with such an exciting investment house, laser focused on a companies’ green and social purpose credentials, is the future.'