Investing in Plastic Waste Solutions
Despite the usefulness of plastic products, plastic pollution presents a mounting challenge. News headlines are increasingly calling attention to the impact of plastic waste in oceans and waterways. Governments and other constituencies are embracing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which call for waste prevention, reduction, reuse, and recycling. Furthermore, companies are recognizing both the risk and opportunity associated with plastic pollution.
A new report from the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing highlights the interest in integrating the changing plastics economy into investment decisions. Both institutional and individual investors are beginning to recognize that they can help bring innovations to the market by connecting their capital with companies, products, and solutions across the plastics value chain.
As the conversation continues about how best to reduce plastic waste, capital markets institutions can act as systemic levers for change through their expertise, influence, and scale. They can help bring innovations to market across the plastics value chain by connecting capital with companies, products, and solutions poised to succeed in an evolving plastics landscape.