Riding the Waves of the Blue Economy: Implications for Impact Investors

Jens Christiansen, MsC; PhD student, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK Marleen Schutter, MsC; PhD student, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK Ocean ecosystems around the world are increasingly impacted by coral bleaching, pollution, and declining fish stocks (Allison and Bassett 2015; Hughes et al. 2017). Simultaneously, oceans are seen as development frontiers, offering opportunities for growth and attracting the …

A Comment on “Riding the Waves of the Blue Economy: Implications for Impact Investors”

John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, Legal & General Investment Management America The authors make a compelling case to carefully consider the social context before jumping into the deep end of ocean investing. While there are mature timber, farmland, and real estate funds and strategies, the ocean economy is a nascent area for investing. The authors thoughtfully …