Investing in Circularity

Is the opportunity worth the challenge?

Open discussion with Andrew Shannon, Partner at Circularity Capital

May 27th at 11.00 am CEST

According to Jessica Matthews, Head of Sustainable Investing at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, by 2030, the circular economy could yield up to US$4.5 trillion in economic benefits globally. In other words, it could save up to 92 million tons of textiles in landfills, 1.3 billion tons of food waste, and 45 trillion gallons of water wasted through food production every year.

What makes it so difficult to invest in circularity?

ISSUES ADDRESSED DURING THE SESSION

What are the most attractive business verticals?

According to the study “Financing Circularity” (October 2020), published by the Environment Program of the United Nations, “For a more resilient global economy in the long term, accelerating financing for businesses to share, recover, reuse, remanufacture, recycle, redesign, and reduce resource use remains key.”

While a linear economy leaves a long trail of waste, a circular economy strategy seeks to eliminate waste from the start and keep materials within a closed loop, that would reduce costs linked to labour and energy. The challenges of investing in such a transition are numerous, but so are the companies disrupting the linear system thanks to new technologies, products and business models.

According to Jessica Matthews, Head of Sustainable Investing at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, by 2030, the circular economy could yield up to US$4.5 trillion in economic benefits globally. In other words, it could save up to 92 million tons of textiles in landfills, 1.3 billion tons of food waste, and 45 trillion gallons of water wasted through food production every year.

Circularity can thus be considered a story of growth . If major companies in common sectors like textile or food are changing their production methods, smaller companies have a very important role to play, offering new solutions to facilitate the change.

Catch & Do Circularity Investment(1)

THE SPEAKERS

Andrew SHANNON

Founding Partner

CIRCULARITY CAPITAL

Andrew is a member of the Investment Committee and part of the investment management team at Circularity Capital. Andrew leads Circularity Capital’s work in origination including the initial interaction with prospective investee management teams. Andrew is also Head of Compliance.

Capitalising on his strategic advisory, M&A and financing skills Andrew has successfully led several UK SME deals in a number of sectors, including plastic recycling and solar generation.

Geraldine ANDRIEUX

Founder & CEO

BLUMORPHO

Geraldine is a recognized expert in Innovation and Disruption Management, generating value from research to market. A molecular biologist by training, she has always been fascinated by the concepts of DNA, ecosystems and energy that she turned into models to drive disruption.

She loves exploring new areas to generate creative and sustainable solutions. She is passionate about ideas that are out of the ordinary and communicates with positive energy to push the boundaries, open new pathways and to make disruption happen.

On May 27th, Andrew Shannon will share his insights on investing in Circularity. After introducing Circularity Capital,  he will showcase concrete examples of successes and obstacles.

Investing in Circularity - Is the opportunity worth the challenge? CATCH&DO (Impact) #3 by BLUMORPHO

27/5/202111:00am CEST1 hour

Catch&DO by BLUMORPHO is a series of inspiring sessions which invite the audience to shape its mind on key innovative topics. Too often Innovation is packaged into keywords, if not buzzwords. But what does it mean in real life? What does it mean in terms of execution and value? We invite you to CATCH the idea to pull the trigger and turn concepts into action and DO the right thing.