Why should investors care about ocean health?

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Responsible Investor in partnership with Credit Suisse

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The ocean - or blue - economy is expected to grow at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030, and the economic value of global ocean assets is estimated to already be at over US$ 24 trillion, making the Blue Economy the seventh-largest economy by GDP globally. However, with ocean health and impacts tightly linked to the threats of climate change and other anthropogenic threats, such as over-fishing, habitat destruction and pollution, a large amount of capital is at risk. Are the world's investors aware of ocean-related risks to their portfolios, and are they acting on the opportunities provided by this emerging investment topic? Discussing the findings of RI and Credit Suisse’s market-first research study “Investors and the Blue Economy”, this webinar investigates whether the conditions exist for private capital to flow towards a sustainable use of the ocean. And if not, what needs to change. Speakers: Liesel van Ast, Membership and Regional Co-ordination Manager, UNEP FI Chip Cunliffe, Director Sustainable Development, AXA XL James Gifford, Head of Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse Shally Shanker, Founder & Managing Partner, AiiM Partners Moderator: Dennis Fritsch, Researcher, Responsible Investor

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