The European Commission's DG MARE hired us on a team to evaluate maritime enterprises for funding under the Blue Economy Investment Platform. We consider early and growth-stage companies in all maritime sectors that show both commercial and sustainability potential. The first phase of this project will be completed in August 2018. See program info here.
The consortium Funding Fish hired us to research the links between financiers and fishing companies in the EU in order to engage with both groups in support of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). We will share our conclusions and engagement strategies with other initiatives. See program info here.
We serve on the Technical Advisory Committee at Climate Bonds Initiative to develop standards for issuers and investors in Marine Assets. This initiative enables sustainable maritime projects to access institutional capital in the $200bn global green bond market. See program info here.
Our BlueInvest Paris (May 3, 2018) was the first event to bring together French financiers and maritime leaders for a program on sustainable investment. This is part of a series of events under the EC's Blue Economy Investment Platform: Brussels (May 17), Cardiff (June 5), Den Hague (June 28). The Cardiff and Den Hague events are part of the Sustainability Summits for the Volvo Ocean Race. We also speak on ocean investment issues at financial and industry events worldwide. See our Events page.