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Every emerging industry needs champions. Over the coming months, I’ll be running a series of brief interviews with circular economy leaders that are showing the way.
This week, I spoke with Ron Gonen, co-founder and CEO of Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm focused on developing the circular economy through investments in sustainable consumer goods and packaging companies, innovative recycling technologies and advanced supply chains. With investors including Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Coca-Cola, the fund has deployed $50 million across 21 projects and secured $210 million in additional co-investment to date, according to its 2018 Impact Report, released this week.
The following conversation has been edited for clarity and length.