Circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. opportunities can be found in nearly every sector in the global economy. The plastics, fashion, and food sectors stand out as some of the most likely to be significantly impacted or even disrupted by the circular economy in the near term, driven by innovation, regulation, and evolving customer preferences.
Moving from a linear to a circular economy is not only about financing perfectly circular companies or turning away from extractive ones. This transformation will require all sectors to shift fast and at scale to achieve climate targets and build a resilient economy.
The documents below provide a qualitative assessment of circular economy growth potential across sectors.
A full sector-by-sector analysis can be found in our paper Financing the circular economy: capturing the opportunity.