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 over 400 sustainable maritime enterprises for public funding 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 coastal communities. In Europe, we partner with maritime clusters to identify sustainability leaders and support them with capital and business partners from our network. In Africa, we partner with African and multi-lateral groups to bring local maritime businesses to the attention of impact investors. In BlueCapital Conserv, we structure and sell marine conservation opportunities to private investors.
Fish Finance Engagement begins in Jan 2019, with a program of direct engagement, FIP investment promotion, and support for allied campaigns in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The consortium Funding Fish hired us to research the links between financiers and EU fishing companies. Now we will engage with both groups to support Europe's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to bring engagement tools to allied campaigns in Asia and America as well. Importantly, we are able to work with the lenders and owners of privately-held companies that dominate the seafood industry.
Clean Seas Finance Engagement begins in April 2019, targeting the lenders and owners behind 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. Transitioning to a circular economy is the long-term answer, whilst production and consumer changes must happen now if we are to save marine ecosystems from permanent damage.
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.