Impact and returns can go hand in hand.
The strategic goal of Sporos Platform is to underpin the Sustainable Recovery of the real economy by accelerating the Circular Transition of SMEs, boosting Climate Resilience, Long-term Growth and Job Creation, while aligning high economic returns with positive social and environmental impact. Spor
Impact and returns can go hand in hand.
The strategic goal of Sporos Platform is to underpin the Sustainable Recovery of the real economy by accelerating the Circular Transition of SMEs, boosting Climate Resilience, Long-term Growth and Job Creation, while aligning high economic returns with positive social and environmental impact. Sporos boosts Sustainability and SME Growth, preserving the planet while improving our quality of life. We know how to make it happen and how to make it visible.
Sporos Platform aims at becoming the first Impact Investing and Collaboration platform adding value to SMEs in Greece & Southeastern Europe, through Circular Economy.
Sporos utilizes mezzanine sustainable financing tools combined with tailor-made consultancy services and state-of-the-art ESG & SDG metrics, securing future-proof Returns, mitigating Risks, capturing Value & Impact.
We are inspired by the ambitions of:
We are inspired by the ambitions of:
A Circular Economy is not only desirable, but inevitable: Sporos Platform is the first Impact Investing and Collaboration Platform in South East Europe, adding value to SMEs through Circular Economy. Sporos Platform has had the honour of having its concept recognised by the European Commission as the only Impact Investing Fund from Greece to be published on the Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform as a ‘best practice’ for its unique contribution towards inclusive & sustainable growth.
Sporos Team utilizes mezzanine sustainable financing tools combined with tailor-made consultancy services and state-of-the-art ESG & SDG metrics, securing future-proof returns, mitigating risks, and capturing real value and impact. Our strategic goal is to underpin the sustainable recovery of the real economy following the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic by accelerating the Circular Transition of SMEs, boosting climate resilience, long-term growth and job creation.
The Sporos Team is proud of this achievement and recognises the responsibility that this brings in terms of promoting and raising Greece’s profile among European partners as a Member State that, ten years following the so-called “Greek crisis”, is now at the forefront of the transition towards the new economy and a better future for all of Europe.
In March 2017, the European Commission, together with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), established the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP) at the 2017 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference in view of kick-starting the transition towards a Circular Economy in Europe. The ECESP is a virtual open space whose aim is to promote the transition to a circular economy by facilitating policy dialogue among stakeholders, by disseminating good practices, strategies and voluntary commitments, and by providing information on the circular economy and related activities. The Platform bridges existing initiatives at local, regional and national level, and supports the implementation of the circular economy.
1. Utilises sustainable mezzanine financing tools in the form of Transition Bonds for SMEs
2. Encourages the active participation of responsible investors as Strategic Mentors
3. Focuses on Impact, deploying state-of-the-art ESG and SDG reporting and valuation tools and internalises externalities through a “total value” methodology
4. Provides dedicated consultancy, expertise and business development services to targeted SMEs in collaboration with Sporos Circular Solutions, to materialise the Transition
Impact Investing & Sustainable Financing
Transition Bonds structure and incentives
Mezzanine Instruments for SMEs in Transition
Risk & Value as major drivers in the Circular Economy ecosystem
Synergies & technology transfer across value chains through clusters
SP geographic and sectoral focus in line with Circular business models
Flexible Mezzanine tools with different quasi-equity kickers, depending of target firms’ stage, sector and needs.
Tailor made circular consultancy and mapping of projects life-circle through impact metrics, based on SMEs sense of ownership and collaboration
Focus on the Sustainable Recovery and Circular Transition of the Real Economy.
The First Movers in this ongoing Circular Transition build a solid competitive edge and are more likely to outperform competitors, delivering first-tier returns, while preserving the planet and improving the quality of life. This is what makes Circular economy future-proof: all major market research indicates that SMEs growth is the key for a holistic Circular transition across industry verticals, especially in a region where SMEs are the backbone of the economy and society. Sporos Platform presents itself as the most efficient way to put this transition in action now, rather than later.
Circular Economy model is restorative and regenerative by design. Circularity refers to the circular flow and efficient (re)use of resources and materials, with the key aim to have products, services, components and materials kept at their highest value at all times. A Circular Economy clearly goes beyond resource efficiency and recycling and provides the framework to develop new innovative business models aimed at increasing the value, use and life of materials, products and assets.
Therefore, a Circular Economy is the most efficient answer to solving the problem of the depletion and economic scarcity of resources, addressing linear business risks and tackling both the causes and effects of climate change. In fact, a Circular Economy is the only model that operationalises sustainability in a way that is friendly to current market dynamics and way of life.
According to the European Investment Bank (EIB), this circular way of producing and consuming enables a decoupling of economic growth from the extraction and consumption of materials, offering a way to:
1) hedge future resource and material supply risks for companies and
2) increase their resilience to decreasing supplies and increasing price uncertainty and volatility. This will reduce resource dependency and – particularly by spurring innovation – also boost competitiveness, particularly for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Due to its expected environmental, climate, social and economic benefits, a Circular Economy is not only being strongly promoted by the EU institutions, as well as a growing number of EU Member States and cities, it is also attracting increasing attention from the business community and from public and private investors.
Sporos Platform is future-proof and pays off.
We have the right structure and the proper team to do the job.
The Sporos philosophy is that the Team serves the Purpose, not
vice versa. This Team is carefully selected to make the Circular
Transition happen fast, smoothly and efficiently, supporting those
who matter most and make the difference: innovative SMEs.
With a broad spectrum of diversified experience, high-calibre and
supplementary skill-sets ranging from portfolio management to
consultancy and top market research, our Team is ready to put
the Sporos strategy in action right now. Delivering returns, mitigating
risk, creating value, aligning incentives.
We have been working in the Sporos Platform project for the last 2 years.
7 INVESTMENT EXECUTIVES
3 SENIOR STRATEGIC COUNSELS
4 TOP-TIER INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ADVISORS
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Μέγαρο Υπατία, Ηπείρου 2, Athina, Αττικη, Greece