With increasing production and use, and poor end-of-life management, plastics present significant environmental and economic risks (such as reputational risk from the visual impact of plastic waste), and there are growing legal requirements companies must respond to. Finding solutions to these issues through new technologies, innovations and investments can bring opportunities for investors.

Plastic Investor Working Group

In 2018, the PRI established the Plastic Investor Working Group to guide and develop the PRI’s work on plastic. The working group consists of 29 global investors representing US$5.9 trillion in assets. It will focus on developing resources to help investors build knowledge and understanding on plastics from a global and holistic perspective, and how they fit in with the broader circular economy concept in 2019.

Plastics economy

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How can investors help create a plastics economy that works? Event roundup


Whilst plastic is fundamental to everyday life, plastic waste poses significant reputational risks, particularly for the food, beverage and retail sectors.