The circular economy replaces the linear “take-make-waste” economic model and transitioning to it requires mainstreaming circular business models and significant financing, making private investment crucial for its success.

This webinar will mark the launch of the first two reports of a series of guidance documents designed to support banks leverage the nexus between circular economy and environmental & social impact in their journey towards responsible banking. The first paper highlights the actions banks can take to manage the nexus between circularity and climate, creating real- world impact in reducing GHG emissions, starting with the buildings & construction and textile sectors.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Claudio Zara, Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Bocconi University, GREEN Research Centre
  • Luigi Riccardo, Head of Circular Economy Desk, Intesa Sanpalo Innovation Center
  • Niina Pussinen, Lead Circular Economy & Biodiversity, ABN Amro
  • Dipeeka Ramgolam, Sustainability Lead – ESG & Climate, The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd.
  • Joe Rodgers, Programme Manager Finance Initiative, Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation
  • Martin Pauli, Global Circular Economy Services Leader, Arup
  • Peggy Lefort, Pollution and Circular Economy Lead, UNEP FI
  • Kavita Sachwani, Sr. Implementation Guidance Coordinator, UNEP FI