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Momentum Builds at One Ocean Summit as AFD signs the Sustainable Blue Finance Principles
As governments gathered today at the One Ocean Summit in Brest, France, further ambitious steps were taken towards sustainable use of marine resources, with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) announcing it has signed the UN’s Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles.
Sustainable Blue Finance: from guidance to practice
This event aims at showcasing the practical actions taken by financial institutions towards implementing the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles and associated Turning the Tide Guidance. Four leading institutions engaging with sustainable blue finance will introduce a case study ahead of a live Q&A session.
G20 environment ministers discuss green and blue finance
On 22 July 2021, the G20 environment ministers gathered in Naples committing to ‘continue and increase’ their efforts to address…
New guidance on blue bonds to help unlock finance for a sustainable ocean economy
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, together with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA),…
Driving net-zero finance integrity at COP26 – Takeaways from UNEP FI’s blue zone event
On the 10th of November 2021, UNEP FI co-hosted a discussion focused on the steps that financial institutions need to…
Portugal Endorses the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles at EIB & WWF Event
Read about the conference hosted by the European Investment Bank and WWF, where Portugal, represented by Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of the Sea Republic of Portugal, endorsed the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles and the EBRD and the Asian Development Bank were welcomed as recent signatories of the Principles.
Why the finance sector needs to catch the blue wave
In this op-ed originally published for The Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative, Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI, calls for…
A Blue Path to Recovery: The Power of Finance to Rebuild Ocean Health
Oceans cover 71% of the world's surface, giving Earth the befitting title of the ‘Blue Planet’. The ocean is a planetary superpower that sustains the lives of billions of people and countless marine wildlife. For instance, approximately 3 billion individuals globally are dependent on protein from the ocean for food security. This pivotal role in the global economy establishes the ocean as a vitally important asset to underwriting, lending and investment activities, in businesses which either depend on or impact the ocean and its services.
American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company Signs the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles
American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company announced today that it has signed the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles joining a growing…
New report on driving finance for sustainable food systems
By Vanesa Rodriguez Osuna, Food Systems Lead at UNEP FI Food systems are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals…