To achieve net zero and avert climate disaster, does the current narrow model of GDP growth need to be re-examined? Many are now turning to the concept of circular economics as a method of ensuring more sustainable economic activity and limiting consumption.

OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute is convening a public panel with the International Finance Corporation, Bank of Finland, European Investment Bank and Scope Group to discuss the role that the circular economy can play in mitigating climate change and driving a just transition to net zero. The panellists will examine life cycle assessment, how to measure impact and mitigation along supply chains, the opportunities involved and how to adopt circular business practices.

Vivek Pathak, Director and Global Head for Climate Business, International Finance Corporation;
Otso Manninen, Senior Economist, Financial Stability and Statistics Department, Bank of Finland;
Shiva Dustdar, Head of Division, Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank;
Diane Menville, Executive Director and Head of ESG at Scope Group

Recorded on 22/07/2021

This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.

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