Circular City Coalition Brainstorms Innovative Ways to Fund Regenerative Cities ‍

Nov. 1st, 2022

Cities occupy only 3% of Earth’s land surface, but they consume 75% of our resources while producing 60-80% of our total greenhouse gas emissions. The Circular City Coalition (CCC) believes you cannot solve for climate, waste or racial inequity in a silo, they're all connected; and cities are leverage points for tackling the challenges humanity is facing. (CCC) is a multi-stakeholder partnership with a shared vision to create regenerative and equitable cities around the world.  

John Holm, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives from PYXERA Global and Eva Gladek, Founder & CEO of Metabolic, enlisted KIN to help them think about various blended finance instruments and novel financing technologies that could effectively be deployed across an entire city value chain in a given sector. This unique way of financing will ultimately enable each sector to transition from a linear to circular economy and thus drive systematic change.  Knowledge Partners Abdulrahim Shaibu-Issah, Carl Liederman, Eli Ingraham, Naomi Ronn and Rafiq Jumabhoy discussed the pros and cons of different blended finance options and how to communicate their lofty mission with the goal of making it more tangible to each city.  “The KIN group provided us clear and practical guidance on how to hone our pitch and offered clear context on what needs to be improved,” John Holm said. 

CCC’s vision is to establish a circular regenerative economy in the cities which need it the most.