7 April 2022

In the same boat: ocean finance, inclusivity and social equity

Ocean-linked sectors such as fishing, shipping and marine tourism are among the major arteries of the global economy, providing food, goods, and livelihoods to billions of people worldwide. Due to declining ocean health, climate change and its accompanying social impacts, this ‘blue’ economy is at risk of faltering if it is not rapidly transitioned towards…

16 March 2022

ESG Explainer: The Blue Economy (ESG Investor)

With the global economy heavily reliant on ocean health, a sustainable future is paramount. This article gives an overview of the scale of the problem, and highlights how Financial institutions can take action to transition sectors such as shipping and seafood transition to sustainable practices.  It gives an overview of available innovations, guidance, principles for financial institutons to ensure that investment, underwriting and lending activities are aligned to a positive future for the marine environment.

3 March 2022

Diving deep: new guidance on finance, ocean pollution, plastics and coastal resilience

New guidance launched today by UNEP FI provides banks, insurers, and investors with a science-based, actionable toolkit to align their decision-making with a healthy ocean and accelerate the sustainable transformation of critical marine sectors. Launched at The Economist World Ocean Summit, the guidance focuses on the problem of solid waste pollution—including plastics—and coastal infrastructure projects.…

14 December 2021

8 examples of best practice to sustainably finance the coastal and marine tourism sector

The blue (ocean) economy offers many opportunities for private finance to lend and invest in a sustainable and nature-positive way. Here we look at some of the leading examples of best practice in social and environmental sustainability across the coastal and marine tourism sector which banks, insurers and investors can seek out. 

9 December 2021

The time to unlock financing for biodiversity protection is now

Read Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP's speech on the global biodiversity funding gap, and why negotiators finalizing the Global Biodiversity Framework can help to unlock private and public finance at a massive scale by setting the enabling environment for alignment of finance to nature. Includes what the climate space has taught us about using alignment to shift finance and the need to focus on action in food systems which will be particularly critical.

4 November 2021

5 examples of best practice to sustainably finance the marine renewable energy sector

COP26 today focuses on accelerating the global transition to clean energy. The blue (ocean) economy offers many opportunities for private finance to lend and invest in a sustainable and nature-positive way. Here we look at some of the leading examples of best practice in social and environmental sustainability across the marine renewable energy sector which…

15 October 2021

8 examples of best practice to sustainably finance the seafood sector

Sustainable Seafood can be one piece of the puzzle in ensuring food security in a low-carbon future. Global leaders are meeting at the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit this week discussing innovations in the space. The blue (ocean) economy offers many opportunities for private finance to lend and invest in a sustainable and nature-positive way. Here we…

30 September 2021

4 examples of best practice to sustainably finance the maritime transportation sector

With the Zero and Low-emission Innovation Forum - co-hosted by the IMO and UNEP - having been held this week, the transformation of the maritime transportation sector is taking centre stage this autumn. In this article we look at some of the leading examples of best practice in social and environmental sustainability across the maritime transportation sector which banks, insurers and investors can seek out.

5 August 2021

5 examples of best practice to sustainably finance the port sector

The blue (ocean) economy offers many opportunities for private finance to lend and invest in a sustainable and nature-positive way. Here we look at some of the leading examples of best practice in social and environmental sustainability across the port sector which banks, insurers and investors can seek out.

 

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