Diving Deep: Finance, Ocean Pollution and Coastal Resilience

Published March 2022

Download this science-based, actionable toolkit for banks, insurers and investors to align  decision-making with a healthy ocean and a sustainable blue economy.

The Diving Deep Guidance helps you break the pollution cycle, including plastics and other solid waste, and manage the impacts of coastal infrastructure projects such as seawalls, while exploring the potential of nature-based solutions including mangroves and reefs. The guidance features inspirational images by world-renowned wildlife photographer and conservationist, Cristina Mittermeier, bringing to life the beauty and fragility of the marine ecosystem.

Download the Guidance

The download is a compressed folder including the detailed recommendations in excel format.

 

 

Accompanying the guidance is a set of easy-to-follow recommendations on how to approach financial activity in the two ocean-linked sectors covered in the report, allowing financial decision-makers to take immediate action. Combined, the guidance and recommendations provide a road map with a detailed breakdown of which client activities to seek out as best practice, which activities to challenge, and which activities to avoid completely due to their damaging nature.

The guidance leverages best practice based on input from over 70 pioneering institutions and experts. It supports the implementation of the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles, which are a keystone in the market for financing a sustainable blue economy.

Watch the recording of our webinar to find out how to use this new resource.

More in this series

  • Turning the Tide: with recommendations on seafood, shipping, marine renewable energy, coastal tourism and ports.
  • Recommended exclusions list: activities to exclude from financing due to their damaging impact on the ocean and high risk (derived from ‘Turning the Tide’).
  • Rising Tide: maps the ocean finance space and is a great introduction to those new to this topic.

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