Circular economy

The circular economy is an exciting and inspiring approach to create a new economy, a new way of consuming, using and producing products. The circular economy aims to create a system without waste that keeps all resources flowing continuously between producers and users. A system with low environmental impact and high economic activity.

The Circular Economy’s Six ‘C’ Challenge

The Circular Economy’s Six ‘C’ Challenge

Despite the promise of the circular economy - which aims to deliver economic growth without waste - businesses have been slow to embrace it. Six reasons why.

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How circular thinking could change US business models

How circular thinking could change US business models

ING surveyed 300 C-suite executives in the US to get their take on the circular economy. The results might surprise you. 62% say they intend to implement circular economy practices into their businesses, while 16% say they already have.

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Can I offer my products as a subscription?

Can I offer my products as a subscription?

It seems consumers are fine with just having the benefits of a subscription – such as to music – rather than owning goods. This shift from ‘ownership to access’ (O2A) is growing rapidly, both in the B2B market and the B2C market.

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Car sharing unlocked

Car sharing unlocked

The number of cars in Europe is set to decline as car sharing triggers a 'peak car' moment. Platforms and technology developments are encouraging more people to see car-sharing as a viable option, but there are still substantial barriers to growth.

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Joint finance guidelines for circular economy

Joint finance guidelines for circular economy

In July, ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank launched joint circular-economy finance guidelines internationally, inspired by the ambition to create a common framework for financing the circular economy worldwide.

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From assets to access

From assets to access

The ING report ‘From assets to access’ takes a closer look at the steps the capital goods industry can take to move closer to a circular economy.

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Isabel Fernandez, ING: 'Owning is a thing of the past'

Isabel Fernandez, ING: 'Owning is a thing of the past'

At the World Circular Economy Forum in June 2017, ING's head of Wholesale Banking Isabel Fernandez spoke about ING’s role in creating a circular economy.

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