Dedicated ocean engagement – Benefits of diving into the blue economy

Presented by

Theresa Boettger, Product Specialist Sustainable Equities, DWS Group

About this talk

Oceans play a central role in the 21st century, not only for our ecosystems but also for the economy with rapid growth in fields like sustainable aquacultures, shipping or offshore energy. At the same time ecosystems are stressed and harmed: damage from ocean plastics is valued at USD 13 billion. Now more than ever, investors can participate in an active transformation of the blue economy - the 8th largest economy measured by “gross marine product”. With their investments, they can contribute to a positive impact on the oceans, while not sacrificing on absolute return. Focusing on ocean health contributors and ocean dependent companies, which we support in their transition to become a more sustainable company, a real transformation can be achieved in particular with active engagement. WWF helps us as a strong partner to contribute to turn the tides and enhances our engagement quality further! In this webinar you will learn: - Why investing in the sustainable Blue Economy can lead to a positive impact and a positive return - Why active engagement is key to support ocean related companies on their transition pathway - How ESG momentum can be integrated in an active ocean engagement strategy - Relevance of long term sustainable investment trends with strong growth rate Listeners will become aware of how pure-play sustainability aspects with regards to the blue economy can complement their sustainable portfolio and add value with long term growth opportunities.

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