Addressing finance risk and infrastructure gaps to support investment in circular economy business and activities.

Finance and investment are critical enablers for the circular economy, mobilizing capital to support business and community efforts while addressing critical infrastructure gaps. Engaging with financial institutions, addressing risks, and improving returns will take a coordinated effort, but must be aligned with business and community priorities.

CELC is working to identify key risks for investors, help financial institutions better understand the needs of circular businesses to enhance lending, investment solutions, and financing options (e.g., microloans, low-interest loans, innovative leasing, etc.), and expand sustainable finance taxonomy work in Canada to include circular economy considerations.


  • Blog
  • Feb 14, 2024

New guidance document provides first step towards implementing circular finance in Canada

Some of Canada’s largest financial institutions and leading circular economy experts have collaborated to launch Financing the Circular Economy: A…

  • Guest Blog
  • Sep 17, 2021

Scaling the Circular Economy in Canada: The role of the finance sector

Guest blog by Elizabeth Shirt, Managing Director, GLOBE Series, in collaboration with UNEP FI As we all struggle though another…