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Financing Circularity

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Author: 
Jan Raes, Circular Economy Expert (Affiliate), with inputs from Ali Aliyorbek Muminov, UNEP Finance Initiative
Publication Date: 
October, 2020
Country: 
Other (Kenya)

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This new UNEP report highlights the critical role of financial institutions in advancing the growth of circularity by investing in businesses that take a more sustainable approach to production and consumption. It argues that transitioning to circular economies that use resources more efficiently while minimising pollution, waste and carbon emissions could generate trillions of USD in business opportunities while protecting the health of our ecosystems. 

The report also identifies opportunities for financial institutions to boost circularity and explores transitions already underway in several sectors.