The role of finance in accelerating circular business models


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The Embassy of the Netherlands

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The finance sector plays a crucial role in enabling and stimulating the development of a circular economy. The Embassy of the Netherlands, Mistra and NMC Swedish Association of Sustainable Business invite you to a seminar where we will discuss how the finance sector can take on this role, with a focus on accelerating circular business models.

Which challenges do companies face in terms of financing when they want to go circular? Where can they attract financing to develop or launch new circular ways of doing business? What could a financial win-win-win business case look like, and what is needed to enable it? To help us answer these questions and to look ahead, we have invited speakers representing finance, business and research from both the Netherlands and Sweden.


14.15 – 14.30 Registration

14.30 – 15.30 Seminar starts

Welcome Eva Blom, Embassy of the Netherlands and Kristina AtKisson, NMC Secretary General

Introduction by the moderator Ingela Bois Wickman, Senior Advisor Circular Business Strategy

The “Circular Economy Finance Guidelines” Joost van Dun, Circular Lead, Wholesale Banking, Sustainable Finance, ING Bank

Enabling a circular economy from a finance perspective Susanne Glykofrydis General Manager Nordics, DLL Group

How could impact innovation fly? Sepehr Mousavi, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer and Founder of Earth of Billions

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Seminar continues

Presentation of Mistra´s work to enable circular business models Åke Iverfeldt, Chief Executive Officer, Mistra

Panel discussion What are the challenges which companies that want to go circular face? How, and at which stage, can various financial actors support them – today and in the future?

  • Alexander Schenk, Head of Office, European Investment Bank Stockholm
  • Joost van Dun, Circular Economy Lead, Sustainable Finance/Wholesale Banking, ING Bank
  • Mattias Lindahl, Program Director, Mistra REES
  • Sepehr Mousavi, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer/Founder, Earth of Billions
  • Susanne Glykofrydis, General Manager Nordics, DLL
  • Tobias Lindbergh, Head of Sustainable Finance, Debt Capital Markets, Handelsbanken

Questions and comments from the audience

Final remarks and closing Ines Coppoolse, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Sweden

17.00 – 18.00 Mingle

Practical information

Language: English

Last day to register: May 14

Participants: The seminar is open to NMC and Swesif members as well as to Embassy of the Netherlands and Mistra invitees.

Cost: The seminar is free of charge for above members and invitees.

Cancellation: If you have registered but can't come, we kindly ask you to notify us by sending an email to

Webcast: The seminar will be webcasted. The link to the webcast will be sent out the day before the event.

Contact: If you have any questions about the seminar please contact

Interested in becoming a NMC member? Read more and register here! (in Swedish)!

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