“Take, Make, Waste” Doesn’t Work: The Move To A Circular Economy


The circular economy provides one of the few resilient models for economic growth – but poses questions about how our financial system will finance the new business models.

Join ING and Lloyds Bank to discuss how the financial community can benefit from and support the circular economy. We’ll look at how to make the most of the business opportunities, the impact on banking activities, and how the financial landscape is set to change.

Circular economic models aim to prevent depletion, focusing instead on reducing, reusing and recycling. Earlier this year ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank launched circular economy finance guidelines to encourage the financial community to contribute, and a recent ING Group report explained how the model could grow a sustainable business portfolio.

It’s clear that moving from linear to circular offers significant opportunities for financial institutions. In this session, we’ll look at how to make the most of these business opportunities and how to get involved.

Speakers include:

Gary Lapthorn, Head of Responsible Business - Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group

Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING

Gerald Naber, Manager New Plastics Economy Global Commitment , Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Nick Liddell, Director of Consulting, The Clearing

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