WEBINAR | Financing the Circular Economy

WEBINAR | Financing the Circular Economy
The European Union-Australian Climate Business Network invites you to join them on Thursday, 10 December 2020 for a complimentary industry webinar, hosted by WMRR, on financing the circular economy.

Building a circular economy requires investment capital and innovative financial instruments that reflect changing money flows and risks related to new ways of doing business. This system shift fundamentally changes the role of both the business as well as the financier. 

Since 2015, the European Union has set the world’s largest single market on a transition towards a circular economy and is recognised as taking a lead in circular economy policies globally. At this webinar, European and Australian financial sector institutions will present on comparative approaches to the role of finance and policy in enabling the transition. Through case studies, presenters will discuss topics such as the global policy landscape, how the transition at national level is being supported, the policy and institutional capabilities required, and the approach to mobilising capital for circular investments.



Global Sustainability Advisor, Corporate Strategy and Sustainability

Jan is an expert in the integration of social, environmental and economic aspects in banking. He is actively contributing to the development of science based methods for the financial sector to tackle climate, biodiversity and circular economy challenges. For Chatham House, he is a member of the advisory board of the Circular Economy Programme. He is the author of UNEP's report Financing Circularity: Demystifying Finance for the Circular Economy. The recently published report outlines how the financial sector can scale up financing to accelerate the shift to circular business models in order to keep resources at their highest value in the long-term and to reduce waste.
Head of European Growth Policies 
Intesa Sanpaolo

Marco Boscolo is a Senior Manager in charge of European Growth Policies within the European and Regulatory Public Affairs Department of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group. Marco graduated in Economics (specialisation in Marketing and Communication) in 2008 at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and after experience as a researcher at the Venice International University he has specialised in EU Affairs and institutional relations. 

He lives in Brussels since January 2011 where he worked both for public and private bodies, acquiring a deep knowledge of the European Institutions, EU regulatory process, main policies and funding programmes. He is an expert of sustainable finance, EU budget (MFF), digital single market, innovation, data and payments.

Circular Economy, Green & ESG Financing, APAC
Intesa Sanpaolo – IMI Corporate & Investment Banking

Edoardo Francesco Sabatino is in charge of managing Sustainable Finance deals of Intesa Sanpaolo, Corporate & Investment Banking division in APAC. He is based in the Hong Kong Hub of the C&IB division, which is geared towards solid and sustainable value creation for all stakeholders in the Asia Pacific region, by acting with branches in Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo and with representative offices in Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Mumbai, Seoul and Sydney. 
Edoardo spent a great extent of his career working in the Innovation sector, formerly in Accenture and since 2015 in Intesa Sanpaolo where he managed Big Data and Artificial Intelligence C&IB’s projects as well as working in Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center (ISP IC) which is at the frontier of Innovation, by acting as an Ecosystem Catalyst, helping startups in developing their businesses through Accelerating Programs, Industrial Partnerships, Fundraising and direct Investments with the venture capital fund Neva Finventures. Furthermore, ISP IC discovers new business models thanks to the Circular Economy, Neuroscience, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Labs.
He is pursuing a joint Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University. He graduated in Finance from the University of Turin and along the years he attended executive courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) and University of Exeter Business School. 

Facilitated by WMRR CEO, Gayle Sloan, with a welcome and introduction from Marian Schoen, National Director of the European Union-Australian Climate Business Network.


This event has been organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

Please be advised that by registering for this webinar you agree to your details being shared with our event partner, the European Union - Australian Climate Business Network. 

This free industry event, brought to you by the European Union-Australian Climate Business Network, is open to both WMRR members and non-members. 

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12/10/2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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