Between COP21 and COP26, the world extracted half a trillion tons of raw material, with 90% going to waste.*
Simply put, if we continue this current path, we will run out of space and resources.
Not every impact problem has a private sector impact investment response. This is not to say that not all impact problems are equal, but rather, some of these issues require different financial instruments for which some private investors may not be best suited. We have found that companies within the CE space offer a strong alignment between Profit and Impact. In short, as the business scales, the impact must as well.
The circular economy aims to decouple economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, with products that can be ‘made to be made again’. In doing so, we are directly reducing waste which reduces the burden on the environment and unlocks a pathway for just and fair economic development.