Catalysing innovation

Over the next five years, we aim to invest up to £5 billion into privately-owned enterprises tackling environmental and social challenges across the globe.

Part of the long-term savings of Prudential’s 5 million UK customers will be channelled into meeting the rising global demand for investment from innovative responsible enterprises which don’t necessarily get the financial support they need.

Given the potential for this initiative to galvanise the growth of companies working to create a more sustainable world, we call it Catalyst.

Drawing on M&G’s expertise and over two decades of experience in private asset investment, a new 25-strong investment team are looking for innovative and sound opportunities to invest in unlisted businesses that might otherwise struggle to access the finance they need to develop and grow.

Now, more than ever, capital is needed at scale to advance innovative solutions that can go some way to address key social and environmental challenges and generate positive outcomes for people and the planet. The creation of Catalyst strengthens M&G’s position at the forefront of investment innovation and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and impact investing.

John Foley, our Chief Executive, explains more.

To learn more about how we are investing in sustainable private assets, read our press release.