“OCEAN FUNDS: FOCUSED FINANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAS” IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT (SOS)

“OCEAN FUNDS: FOCUSED FINANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAS” IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT (SOS)

The World Ocean Council’s 7th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019 (20-22 November, Paris) will highlight the rapidly growing community of investment funds dedicated to responsible ocean economic development.

The SOS 2019 session on “Ocean Funds: Focused Finance for Sustainable Seas brings together a panel of leading ocean finance practitioners who are actually developing and operating ocean funds:

  • Jacques Demers, Chairman and Managing Partner, AGAWA Partners
  • Olivier Raybaud, Founding Partner, Blue Oceans Partners
  • Simon Dent, Blue Investments Director, Althelia Funds
  • Jürgen Zeitlberger, Programme Officer, Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility (BNCFF)
  • Francisco Saraiva Gomes, CEO, Pontos Aqua

Michael Adams, President, Ocean Assets Institute will lead this group of ocean finance innovators in covering the opportunities and challenges they face in this vibrant field, as they consider:

  • The need for specialized funds on ocean topics and sectors
  • The experience to date in developing and implementing funds dedicated to the Blue Economy and innovation
  • What is needed for ocean funds to deliver both meaningful, scalable sustainability impact as well as competitive market returns