BLUE FINANCE
WHY IT MATTERS
AND HOW TO DO IT

It's time for blue finance

It's time for blue finance

By HELEN AVERY

As the oceans reach a crisis point, private capital must be deployed to fund sustainable solutions. Given that the seas are equivalent to the world’s seventh largest economy, finance is more aligned with the deep than has been previously recognized. A handful of bankers and investment managers are leading the way, but success will require a collective effort from across the financial industry.

Blue finance: Why marine PPPs could be a win-win-win

Blue finance: Why marine PPPs could be a win-win-win

By HELEN AVERY

Managed marine protected areas are an effective tool in coastal ocean conservation. They are also ripe to be included in investment structures. The upsides for everyone may help push the protected area of the world’s seas from 2% to 30% by 2030.

Blue finance: The Philippines declares war on waste

Blue finance: The Philippines declares war on waste

By CHRIS WRIGHT

In April Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte took a characteristically drastic step. He closed Boracay. It is an indication of the environmental threat from marine pollution. Can the private sector help clean up the seas?

Blue finance: Fishing for a sustainable solution

Blue finance: Fishing for a sustainable solution

By ROB DWYER

Private-sector investors are taking their first tentative steps into sustainable fisheries projects. Alignment of interests and investment returns look good on paper, but there are many practical issues that need to be addressed before radical transformation can occur.