Webinar "Unlocking circular economy financing in LAC: the catalyst for positive change"

29Mar11:0012:45Webinar "Unlocking circular economy financing in LAC: the catalyst for positive change"

Detalles del Evento

The webinar “Unlocking the financing of the Circular Economy in LAC: the catalyst for positive change” will take place on March 29th. The event will cover a range of topics related to the effective mobilization of resources to finance the shift to a circular economy in the region, emphasizing the significant role played by financial institutions and businesses.

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The circular economy plays a vital role and a pathway for business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The public and private sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean increasingly recognize the value of the transition to a circular economy, which can be seen in the rapid evolution of regulation, national plans, and integration into NDCs, as well as in concrete actions by companies that see the value in mitigating numerous environmental and economic risks as an opportunity for differentiation and outreach to new markets, thus developing new business models.

In this regard, financial institutions also play an important role, actively supporting their clients in the transition to a circular economy. This has evidenced a growing interest from national development banks and commercial banks in the region in how to incorporate the circular economy into their sustainable financing strategies and respond effectively to this opportunity.


1. Opening remarks- 11.00 – 11.10 

Juan Bello – Regional Director and Representative – Office for Latin America and the Caribbean – UNEP

2. Regional Report on Circular Economy: presentation of results and report publication- 11.10 – 11.30

Beatriz Luz, founder, and executive director of Exchange for Change

3. Metrics for circularity: indicators for circular transition, targets, and performance evaluation- 11.30 – 11.45 

Julia Hunt – Project manager at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

4. Panel discussion- 11.45 – 12.30

Financial instruments and opportunities for the circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Regional solutions to accelerate the implementation of the Circular Economy in LAC
Examples of Circular Economy implementations: the case of Colombia


Milagros Rivas, Head of Business Advisory Solutions, IDB Invest (IDB Group)
Beatriz Martins Carneiro, Program Management Officer, Regional Coordination of Global Opportunities for the Circular Economy in LAC.

5. Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs)

Carla Della Maggiora – Deputy Director – Senior Climate Change and Environmental Finance Specialist at BASE Foundation

6. Questions and Answers – 12.30 – 12.40

7. Closing Remarks- 12.40 – 12.45

Antonio Wills Wiesner – Senior Officer – Technical Assistance – Finance in Motion – Colombia

Moderator: María Eugenia Sosa Taborda, Coordinator of Latin America and the Caribbean Network, UNEP FI


Hora (GMT-5)

(Miércoles) 11:00 - 12:45 10:00 EST/ 11:00 Santiago- Sao Paulo / 16:00 CET