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The Circulate Initiative's
Knowledge Bank

 The Circulate Initiative's Knowledge Bank encompasses research, resources and tools focused on solutions to address ocean plastics and measures of impact.

 

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    SDG Impact

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    SDG Impact Standards for Private Equity Funds

    The SDG Impact Standards for Private Equity (draft form as of July 2020) are meant to be utilized by fund managers and other industry actors to direct and orient investment activities towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    Association of Plastic Retailers (APR)

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows

    Geography:

    United States

    Post Consumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program

    The APR Post Consumer Resin (PCR) Certification Program endorses companies that provide third-party auditing of PCR.

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    Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Emory University

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)

    Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) provides the standardized data and analysis to understand the effectiveness of these accelerators and the various models.

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    Friends of Ocean Action

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Oceans, Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    The Ocean Finance Handbook: Increasing Finance for a Healthy Ocean

    This guide covers the current state of ocean finance and the mechanisms for investing in the blue economy.

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    ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF)

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Climate, Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

    ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility: Operations Plan 2019-2021

    This report covers the plan for the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility's (ACGF) first three years of operation.

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    Meridian Institute

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Livelihoods, Policy, Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    Why the Work of Waste Pickers Matters in the Circular Economy

    This resource chronicles the work of the Plastic Producers Operational Working Group (POW), a collaboration of waste worker organizations designed to share best practices and develop support networks.

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    Plastic Pollution Emissions Working Group

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Policy, Capita Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    Evaluating the Impact of Mitigation Strategies for Marine Litter and Microplastics to Inform Policy: A White Paper

    This white paper lays out the work plan and goals of the Plastic Pollution Emissions Working Group.

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    Impact Management Project

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    Impact-Financial Integration: A Handbook for Investors

    This resource provides a guide for asset managers to develop and implement integrated impact and financial data and analysis in portfolio construction.

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    rePurpose

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Livelihoods

    Geography:

    India

    The Plastic Offset Protocol

    rePurpose provides individuals and businesses with plastic offsets.

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    Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx)

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Livelihoods

    Geography:

    Global

    The Plastic Neutral Pact

    Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) is a Philippines-based non-profit organization that partners with sustainability-conscious businesses around the globe to responsibly offset their plastic footprint, and reduce the flow of plastic waste into our landfills and oceans.

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    Credit Suisse

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    Investors
    and the
    Blue Economy

    This study evaluates investor awareness and interest in the Blue Economy and related investments.

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    Verra and BVRio

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global

    The 3R Initiative

    Verra and BVRio are developing the 3R Initiative for consistent accounting and crediting of a variety of plastic recovery and recycling activities.

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    United Nations Global Compact

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Livelihoods, Oceans

    Geography:

    Global

    Ocean Stewardship 2030: Ten Ambitions and Recommendations for Growing Sustainable Ocean Business

    This resource presents the work of the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. This platform brought together ocean stakeholders to define the Sustainable Ocean Principles and five focus areas for action.

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    Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Livelihoods, Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Brazil

    Overview of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Inclusive Recycling in Brazil

    This resource is focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Brazilian waste pickers.

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    World Development

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Capital Flows, Gender

    Geography:

    Global

    Are we Accelerating Equity Investment into Impact-Oriented Ventures?

    This paper analyzes accelerator effectiveness based on data from 77 accelerators.

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    Resources, Conservation, and Recycling

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Oceans, Capital Flows

    Geography:

    Global, Kenya

    Building a Circular Plastics Economy with Informal Waste Pickers: Recyclate Quality, Business Model, and Societal Impacts

    This case study presents a solution for companies to effectively partner with the informal recycling sector.

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    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Oceans, Policy, Behavior Change

    Geography:

    Baltic Sea

    Plasticus Mare Balticum: A Synthesized Collection of Five Independent Research Reports on Plastic Pollution in the Baltic Sea

    This document brings together five reports that focus on the science, policy, and impact of plastic/microplastic leakage into the the Baltic Sea.

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    Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Gender

    Geography:

    Global

    Gender Equality and Social Audits e-Learning

    This Gender Equality and Social Audits e-Learning course provides a practical resource for social auditors, companies, and other social compliance regulatory organizations.

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    World Resources Institute

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Oceans, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change

    Geography:

    Global

    Leveraging Multi-Target Strategies to Address Plastic Pollution in the Context of an Already Stressed Ocean

    This Blue Paper examines four sectors (municipal, agricultural, industrial and maritime) that generate pollutants including plastics that leak into the ocean.

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    Vital Ocean, HasiruDala and TriCiclos

    Year:

    2020

    Impact theme(s):

    Material Flows, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change

    Geography:

    Global, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile

    Leave No Trace

    This resource analyzes how some of the most successful organizations addressed the toughest challenges facing poorly funded waste management systems.

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