Enabling the transition to a circular economy
Both regulators and financial service providers have a role to play in unlocking the financial sector’s full potential as a driving force of the circular economy. For the transformation in the financial sector to succeed, they will have to work together to create a framework for circular business by:
Circular finance is a win-win for both investors and the real economy. However, the circular transition is a complex topic for businesses and financial service providers, often entailing fundamental changes such as the transformation of existing business models. The financial industry must overcome a few challenges to exploit the rich opportunities related to circular economy.
The industry needs to foster a deeper understanding of circularity and the related strategies and risks. It must adjust processes, particularly in relation to risk assessment and pricing models, as well as product offerings. Simultaneously, it has to make sure circularity is acknowledged by firms and financial institutions as an opportunity. Lastly, it should also be endeavouring to bring about changes in the mindset and behaviour of all stakeholders, including the general public and the financial sector.
The financial services sector has a chance to harness circular finance as an essential building block of sustainable finance. It is a way of enhancing risk management, reducing financial risks and making the financial markets (and the economy as a whole) more resilient. Circularity is a source of new market opportunities and products, services and financial instruments aligned with consumer preferences. By embracing circularity, financial services providers can anticipate and align themselves with regulatory trends (such as the EU’s SFDR and Taxonomy).
Our webinar from 11 May 2021 is a chance to learn more about the financial services sector as a key enabler of the circular economy. We are looking at the financial sector’s role in building trust in circular finance, give some concrete recommendations and are discussing the challenges and opportunities with our experts:
Take your place at the forefront of development:
“Circular finance is a win-win for both investors and the real economy.”
Discover how to transform and grow your business by adopting the circular economy in our new report ‘Circularity as the new normal – Future fitting Swiss businesses’.
Dr. Antonios Koumbarakis
Sustainability & Strategic Regulatory Leader, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 45 23
Dr. Günther Dobrauz
Partner and Leader Legal, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 14 97
Director, Sustainability Leader, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 27 89
Strategic Regulatory & Sustainability Services, Legal, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 47 19