Investments for a Thriving Planet®
Toward a circular economy
The circular economy offers a new model of production and consumption that can sustain resources more effectively than current practices. Putnam sees attractive investment potential in companies introducing greater efficiencies inspired by this model.Read the report
Putnam's approach to sustainable equity investing
Our research process aims to identify connections between companies and real-world sustainability challenges.
Why does the circular economy matter for investors?
The circular economy offers significant potential to generate environmental benefit, economic value, and business innovation.
What is the circular economy?
The "circular economy" refers to an economic model that emphasizes cycles of reuse, recycling, and reduction versus a linear model of extraction, consumption, and disposal.
Increasingly, business leaders are recognizing the systemic risks and opportunities that impact their operations.
We see three models emerging across a range of sectors, including packaging materials, fashion, capital goods, and electronics.