ING has published the report ‘Rethinking finance in a circular economy’ about the financial implications of circular business models.

“The circular economy is the ultimate answer to solving the problem of the depletion and economic scarcity of resources,” summarises Gerben Hieminga, senior economist at ING and one of the authors of the report. “But this is not the main driver for a business to go circular; the circular economy also creates new business opportunities and increased customer intimacy. The environmental benefits are more of a ‘collateral benefit’.”

Download the report (pdf)