The Netherlands wants to be circular before 2050. Circular economy is based on the principle of using raw materials as well as possible for as long as possible in order to avoid shortages. Rabobank is convinced that circularity is of great importance for prosperity, welfare and a future-proof economy, and that businesses operating in a sustainable and circular fashion are more innovative and more resilient, making them more fundable. This is why we are making an effort to get to a circular economy in various ways. To enforce this, we work together with KPMG and MVO Nederland.
Ekoplaza first customer for new Rabobank loan to cut food waste
Organic supermarket chain Ekoplaza is the first customer to receive Rabobank’s new SDG 12.3 Loan, a loan that rewards the reduction of food waste with lower interest rates. Ekoplaza CEO Erik Does: “It will allow us to monitor our own food waste even better.”Read more
Helping entrepreneurs grow
Rabobank helps entrepreneurs make their business models more sustainable. Read our publication, infographic and stories of entrepreneurs about the opportunities of circular business.Read more
Circular Business Challenge
The Circular Business Challenge is a regional initiative to help entrepreneurs realise their circular ambitions.Read more
Why a circular economy?
A circular economy is of great importance for prosperity, welfare and a healthy, future-proof economic system. Rabobank is making an active contribution to getting there.Read more
Circulair Business Desk
To help entrepreneurs with this transition, we’ve established a Circular Business Desk. The desk consists of a team of specialists who help with strategic issues entailed in circular business models.Read more
Sustainable, circular enterprises are the market leaders of the future. Read more about how we stimulate circular entrepreneurship.Read more
Circular business in practice
Read the stories of several entrepreneurs who have already adopted circular entrepreneurship.Read more
Auping and Rabobank’s path towards circularity
With support from knowledge partner KPMG and Circular IQ, Rabobank and Auping jointly applied the CTI framework. Now that the first stage has been finalized, parties involved are looking back to evaluate the lessons learned from applying the CTI framework.Read more