The running list of 645 “commitments” in advance of the UN Ocean Conference to clean up the seas, restore fisheries and slow coral bleaching now totals nearly $7 billion from governments. But where is the private sector?
Less than 50 pledges come from companies and private investors, and most of them are small-scale and aspirational.
It’s not for lack of opportunities. ImpactAlpha has been tracking sustainable seafood entrepreneurs and impact investments in ocean restoration (aka #FinancingFish) for several years. In addition, the Fish 2.0 competition, now underway, is stocking the pipeline for sustainable seafood investments, and our friends at News Deeply have just launched Oceans Deeply to round up the latest developments.
Among the opportunities ImpactAlpha is tracking: sustainable aquaculture (and sustainable fish feed), coastal fishery restoration, traceability tech to weed out illegal fishing and debt-for-nature swaps that help island states increase their climate resilience. Dig in!
- The death of coral reefs signals massive economic losses
- Pescador Holdings' First Investment Offers a Blueprint for Sustainable Seafood
- OceanTech: A Dozen Innovations Changing Our Seas for Better and Worse
- Aqua-Spark: Investing in Aquaculture for a Protein-Hungry Planet
- Rising Tides: Debt-for-Nature Swaps Let Impact Investors Finance Climate Resilience
- Is the Recovery of Wild Fisheries the New J-Curve for Impact Investors?
- How Much Would You Pay for a Can of Tuna?
- As Maine's Waters Warm, a Seafood Investor Fosters Climate Resiliency