Finance Initiative Lead, Ellen McArthur Foundation (and Member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance)
Michiel De Smet leads the Foundation's Finance Programme, aiming to scale finance for the circular economy. He is also a member of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, working on the EU Taxonomy.
The circular economy not only allows us to live within planetary boundaries, it can deliver superior returns, new growth opportunities and access to preferential credit lines. The finance sector is increasingly getting behind this framework and is supporting businesses in their transition with significant growth in funds.