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  • Perspectives on the circular economy from practitioners

    In tandem to highlighting the Circular Phone report, we’ve sourced a few examples of the opportunities and challenges of implementing the circular economy techniques in practice. In November the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a visionary report outlining a new system for the fashion industry based......

  • New financing models supporting the Circular Economy

    This month, Sustainable Finance Lab, ​Circle Economy​, Fairphone​, ​PGGM​, ​ING​, ​ABN AMRO​, ​NBA​, ​Allen & Overy, and Circularise​, have teamed up within a Community of Practice and launch the report The Circular Phone. The report provides practical answers to common financing pitfalls for circular businesses,......

  • Big Sustainability Trends in 2017

    Generation Investment Management has released its 2017 Sustainability Trends Report – the first of its kind after 13 years in operation. The report investigates 5 areas where Generation’s research and investment teams have seen significant advances in sustainability: Mobility, Energy, Built Environment, Food Systems, Wellbeing.  In......

  • As a positive investor, can you create real impact? 

    When do impact investments create real change? This panel debate on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s website features leaders from the U.S. and U.K. impact and sustainable investing world weighing in on the question. Bridges Ventures says focus on under-served geographies; Big Society Capital says look......

  • Ashoka Launches Social Investment Toolkit

    In case you missed it, Ashoka announced the launch of its Social Investment Toolkit, working with UBS. The Toolkit covers an introduction to social change, measuring impact, business model, scaling strategy, financial model, legal structure, financing terms, and pitch. The order of the modules is telling:......

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