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Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Garment and Footwear Value Chains

UNECE

Start/End date: 
23 Jun 2022
Country: 
Other (Switzerland, World)

UNECE and UN/CEFACT, together with key industry stakeholders, have launched a project for an international framework initiative to enhance transparency and traceability for sustainable and circular value chains in the garment and footwear industry.

Enterprise Value Chain Carbon Emission Reduction - a practical guide by Normative

Normative

Start/End date: 
03 May 2022
Country: 
Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom

Reducing your value chain’s emissions is a key factor in combating climate change, transitioning to a circular economy and ensuring that your business is competitive and complies with the law. This guide by Normative sets out six building blocks to measure and reduce carbon emissions from your value chain, a prerequisite for adopting circular business model principles.

Tools for developing your circular business model

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Netherlands

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As a company or organisation you want to contribute to circularity. This may require a new business model focused on efficient use and reuse of products, components and raw materials. You can use Saxion University of Applied Sciences' free, interactive toolset to clarify what you want to achieve and start exploring how to develop your circular business model.

Fashion For Change Accelerator Programme

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10 Jan 2022 to 19 Apr 2022
Country: 
Belgium

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Fashion For Change is a 3-year project co-financed by COSME, the European Union programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Together with COSME, Fashion For Change is enhancing the competitiveness and environmental performance of European fashion SMEs, designers and start-ups.

Transition time! A circular economy for plastics

Transition time! A circular economy for plastics

In its publication "Transition time! A circular economy for plastics", the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition sheds light on the challenges of plastic, shares innovative cases and makes specific recommendations on how to incentivise action.

Apply for the circular economy related EU R&I funding in the 2022 Horizon Europe calls!

Horizon Europe

Submit your R&I project proposal and attend Info days for the 2022 Horizon Europe circular economy related calls under Cluster 4 ‘Digital, Industry and Space’ and Cluster 6 ‘Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment’!

Cluster 4 calls are open for submission; deadline: 30 March 2022. Cluster 6 calls open for submission on 28 October 2021; deadline: 15 February 2022.

The Netwap Project: a network of small “in situ” waste prevention and management initiatives

NETWAP

Start/End date: 
01 Jan 2019 to 30 Dec 2021
Country: 
Croatia, Italy

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The NETWAP project has produced a set of guidelines for national and local governments to manage biowaste and optimise marine litter prevention on beaches, with an emphasis on the local/community dimension.

Circulab toolbox: apply regenerative economy principles

Circulab

Available in seven languages, the Circulab toolbox has been tested and improved by hundreds of customers in many industrial sectors around the world since 2014.

These powerful tools make it possible to explore a context, map a business model with all its impacts, identify key stakeholders, and start generating circular and regenerative ideas under a systemic approach.

Organizing for Sustainability: A Guide to Developing New Business Models

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Start/End date: 
09 Aug 2021
Country: 
Netherlands

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This open access book by Jan Jonker and Niels Faber aims to educate students and professionals on how to develop business models that have a positive impact on people, society and the ecological environment. It explores a different view of how to organise value creation, from a focus on almost exclusively monetary value creation to one that creates positive impact through multiple values.

Circular Economy Plafond

Intesa San Paolo
Start/End date: 
09 Sep 2018 to 31 Dec 2021
Country: 
Italy

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In September 2018, Intesa Sanpaolo launched a Circular Economy Plafond to finance innovative and transformative projects and companies that adopt Circular Economy principles.

The BeCircular call for projects is now open

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Start/End date: 
19 Feb 2021 to 13 May 2021
Country: 
Belgium

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The 2021 edition of BeCircular offers up to EUR 200 000 financial support for circular economy projects in the Brussels-Capital Region. Its launch event will take place online on 15 March.

Financing Circularity: Demystifying Finance for the Circular Economy

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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.

An EIB Circular Economy Guide on how to support the circular transition

The European Investment Bank's Circular Economy Guide aims to promote a common understanding of circular economy, and raise awareness about and promote circular solutions.

The Guide provides information about EIB’s lending and advisory activities in this field, and communicates the vision of how the EIB can further support the transition to a circular economy.

Making the Circular Economy Work - MiW-IMPEL Guidance for regulators on enabling innovations for the circular economy

MiW-IMPEL Guidance Making the Circular Economy work

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EU, Other (EU Member States and other countries applying EU environmental law)

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A crucial element in the transition to the circular economy are the innovations at production and recycling facilities that aim at ensuring resource efficiency, prevention of waste and the use of production residues or materials recovered from waste as secondary raw materials. This guidance was developed to support regulators, policy- and law-makers and businesses.

Create a financeable circular business in 10 steps

create a financeable business in 10 steps

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Netherlands

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In order to better understand how to address the challenges in implementing circular strategies, Circle Economy and the Sustainable Finance Lab worked with circular business managers and financiers to identify ways to fund circular businesses, a key element they desperately need to achieve. Building on this research the authors outline 10 Steps to Financeability.

Circular Economy Finance Guidelines

CE Finance

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Netherlands

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ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank, all members of the FinanCE working group alongside FGGM and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have published the first publicly available finance guidelines for the circular economy in July 2018 as input to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. These guidelines aim to promote and develop the role finance can play in the transition.

From strategy to financing: comprehensive guidelines for green start-ups

Start/End date: 
01 Sep 2015
Country: 
Germany

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The Guidelines for green start-ups provide an overview of the most relevant areas and issues for green entrepreneurs in order to facilitate the transition towards a climate-friendly economy, by avoiding the irreparable losses involved in unsustainable consumption and production. There is an overview of main barriers, key opportunities and financial instruments available.