By Lena Gravis, Editor, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Climate change and other societal challenges pose significant investment risks that are increasingly recognised by the financial sector. In the wake of businesses and governments, a growing number of financial institutions and investors have started to identify the circular economy as a positive framework to address these global issues. In turn, finance can play a decisive role in helping to catalyse and support this shift. Early signs are promising, as revealed by a seminal report Financing the circular economy: capturing the opportunities.

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“The stakes are undoubtedly high, but the commitment of all actors in the financial system to act will help avoid a climate-driven ‘Minsky moment’ — the term we use to refer to a sudden collapse in asset prices.” …

Lena Gravis

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