Explore our publications below:

We will add guidance and resources in the form of reports, studies and case studies as we develop our work with our members and other stakeholders. Keep checking back here to see our latest resources.



The Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)’s Guidance on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Target Setting includes a common pathway to impact and core indicators to guide good practices in the banking sector, measure progress, and foster active collaboration to drive results for people and the planet. It has been designed to ensure that all PRB signatory banks can understand how to offer financial products and services that will increase the circularity of their clients’ activities.



Unlocking Circular Economy Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Catalyst for a Positive Change presents a first diagnosis of the potential to unlock circular economy finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through an analysis of public policies and financial instruments for circularity in seven countries, it provides recommendations to advance circular economy implementation and increase the financing available in the region. The report also urges the need to scale up joint action from the public and private sectors to bridge the sustainable investment gap and decouple economic growth from environmental degradation as fast as possible.



Designed for all financial institutions, UNEP FI’s Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative’s report Diving Deep: Finance, Ocean Pollution & Coastal Resilience is a  science-based, actionable toolkit to align financial decision-making with a healthy ocean and a sustainable blue economy. The second chapter focuses on solid waste prevention and management and highlights the imperative need for a paradigm shift from ‘waste’ management towards one of ‘resource’ management embedded within a circular economy.


Designed for all financial institutions, UNEP’s report Financing Circularity: Demystifying Finance for the Circular Economy outlines how the financial sector can scale up financing to accelerate the shift to circular business models in order to keep resources at their highest value long-term and to reduce waste. The landmark report explores strategies and actions that financial institutions can take to manage related risks and opportunities. Opportunities include rethinking the design and manufacturing of products and services, reducing inputs in agricultural production, and digital solutions to transform industries, coupled with waste management models designed to close material and resource loops.


Designed for insurers, UNEP’s report Unwrapping the risks of plastic pollution to the insurance industry demonstrates that plastic pollution risks can affect insurance and investment portfolios in the form of physical, transition, liability and reputational risks. The study identifies how risks related to plastic pollution play out across insurance lines and asset classes in which insurers invest. It argues that insurers should take an active role in addressing the risks related to plastic pollution and in contributing to global efforts to reduce it, and provides key recommendations for insurers to play an active role.