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Financing the Circular Economy


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The financial sector must take a key role in enabling the shift to a global circular economy. This session discusses how the principles of a circular economy can be incorporated in investment strategies and portfolios, and thus help reduce risks in an ever more volatile global market.

Tuesday 6 June

13.30 Session opens
The role of Circular Economy in development financing
Independent Advisor on Environmental and Social Sustainability Stephen F. Lintner See presentation
Promoting sustainability – an investor perspective
Managing Director and Head of Emea Investment Stewardship Amra Balic, BlackRock See presentation
Do public and private financing meet in investing in the Circular Economy?
Amra Balic 
and Stephen F. Lintner
Investing into circular businesses
Founder Petri Alava, Infinited Fibre Company See presentation
Director & Head of Sustainability and ESG Lisa Beauvilain, Impax Asset Management See presentation
Principal Director Societal Impact Frido Kraanen, PGGM See presentation
Head of Eco-innovation Unit Pavel Misiga, European Commission See presentation
Director Werner Schmidt, European Investment Bank See presentation
Partner Andrew Shannon, Circularity Capital See presentation
Key takeaways
Senior Advisor Timo Mäkelä, Sitra
15.00 Session closes
Moderated by Senior Advisor Timo Mäkelä, Sitra


This session is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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