We are a non-profit research & advisory group supporting sustainable maritime investment & conservation. Our two primary activities are: Investment Support & Investor Engagement. We are also on the team that built the EC Blue Economy Investment Platform - evaluating sustainable maritime enterprises for public funding and engaging with private investors under this important DG MARE initiative. Contact us to learn more.
Our BlueCapital Initiative supports private investment in solutions to the biggest challenges facing ocean ecosystems and maritime industries. In Europe, we partner with maritime clusters to identify sustainable enterprises and introduce them to qualified investors. This complements our work with the EC Blue Economy Investment Platform under DG MARE.
Fish Finance Engagement is a program of that uses our data and network to engage with fishing companies and their financiers worldwide. We have already compiled a unique data set on Europe's fishing sector and financiers for the consortium Funding Fish. We are the only group to engage with privately-held companies that dominate seafood. In addition to our work in Europe, we partner with Asia Research & Engagement (ARE) to speed the transition to sustainability in Asia's fishing sector.
Clean Seas Finance Engagement targets the lenders and owners of privately-held companies that drive the production of consumer plastics and agro-industrial chemicals. Waste from these products are causing unprecedented damage to marine ecosystems and human health. Our initiative, once again, is the only one engaging with financiers of privately-held companies at the source of a global marine waste crisis. We have seen success with similar investor campaigns against deforestation and climate change from fossil fuels. We identify financial risks in the plastic value chain and bring these risks to the attention of owners and lenders in Europe and Asia, again with the participation of allied initiatives.
We serve on the Technical Advisory Committee for Marine Assets at Climate Bonds Initiative to develop standards for issuers and investors. This initiative enables sustainable maritime projects to access institutional capital in the $200bn global green bond market. Standards have been completed for marine energy, with seafood and shipping industry standards coming soon. We are pleased to be involved in this effort to unlock blue economy investment on a large-scale. See program info here.
We speak at maritime and finance events on a regular basis, bringing a fresh and non-commercial view of the investment opportunities and issues in the blue economy. Our BlueInvest Paris (May 3, 2018) was the first event to bring together French financiers and maritime leaders for a program on sustainable investment. We would be pleased to discuss speaking or research assistance that may enrich your event. See our Events page.