Webinar sessions on “Circular economy financing”

April 26, 2022

UNEP, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB invest, the eco.business Development Facility and its Sustainability Academy are organising a series of webinars on "Financing the Circular Economy", which will be held in Spanish from June to October 2022.

The group of webinars is designed for various stakeholders in the financial sector, including executives from financial institutions (risk, commercial, product development, capital markets, etc.), institutional investors, impact investors, insurance companies, representatives from governmental bodies such as financial market regulators and supervisors, and stakeholders interested in learning about and exploring Circular Economy financing solutions.

This programme will initially consist of five webinars with an approximate duration of one hour per webinar, which will have both a theoretical and practical focus on case development, methodological development in the application of circular economy criteria for successful credit risk assessment and identification of circular projects in the commercial area. Also, the definition of measurement metrics at sectoral level to strengthen decision making and encourage financial institutions to develop financial services and commitments to accompany the different industries in the transition to a circular economy with more sustainable consumption and production patterns.


These webinars will look at possible strategies and actions that financial institutions can implement to accelerate the transition process towards a more sustainable circular economy, better manage current risks and barriers, and identify business opportunities through the innovation of financial products and services they offer to their customers.

Webinar 1 ( June 2022) - Financing the Circular Economy

Webinar 2 (July 2022) - The Circular Economy as the key element in the race to Net Zero in greenhouse gas emissions

Webinar 3 (August 2022) - Financing the Circular Economy applied to small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Webinar 4 (September 2022) - Setting targets linked to the Circular Economy

Webinar 5 (October 2022) - Determining taxonomies and metrics applicable to the Circular Economy

For further information: https://www.unepfi.org/events/serie-de-webinars-sobre-economia-circular/

Contact: Carolina Yazmin Lopez carolina.lopez@un.org