Parallel with the announcement European new Green Deal by the European Commissions, Circular Business Academy held a conference on sustainable financing, emphasizing the importance of circular economic for the change towards a sustainable society and the role the financial sector has to contribute.
This conference was aimed at bankers and investors, conscious of the importance of securing financing for transformation of the economy as a way to ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability of our way of life. The central focus of the conference was the development and application of evaluation models for assessing circularity of companies. The utility of further tools for assessment, such as sustainable reporting and the concept of corporate social responsibility has also been presented.
In the introductory part of the conference, the participants heard about the strategy of sustainable development and the regulatory framework of sustainable financing. Following the theoretical elaborations, a sequence of best practice examples has been shared by the representatives of three slovenian companies which have already embarked on their circular transformation journey: AquafilSLO, Iskraemeco and Plastika Skaza.
The conference was organized by Bank Association of Slovenia and Gm in cooperation with SRIP – Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership for Circular Economy – Circular Economy. It was the last event of the Circular Opportunity Days 2019.
Read the press release (in Slovenian).