We are a non-profit research & advisory group supporting sustainable maritime investment & conservation. 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.
Our BlueCapital Initiative raises capital via Private Placements (PPs) for sustainable maritime companies and publicly-owned marine assets. PPs offer advantages to issuers versus bank loans and public debt. We bring structure and place selected deals to sustainable financiers who seek both financial and impact returns.
Fish Finance Engagement 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 bring financial risks in the plastic value chain to the attention of financiers 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 and seafood, with 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.