Turning the Tide: How to Finance a Sustainable Ocean Recovery - Morning webinar

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Dennis Fritsch, Project Coordinator Sustainable Blue Economy

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Banks, insurers and investors have a major role to play in financing the transition to a sustainable blue economy, helping to rebuild ocean prosperity and restore biodiversity to the ocean. Through their lending, underwriting and investment activities, as well as their client relationships, financial institutions have a major impact on ocean health and hold the power to accelerate and mainstream the sustainable transition of ocean-linked industries. This webinar will unveil the launch of a practical toolkit for financial institutions to pivot their activities towards financing a sustainable blue economy. This new report outlines strategies to avoid and mitigate environmental and social risks and impacts, as well as make the most of opportunities, when providing capital to companies or projects within the blue economy. Finance leaders from banking, insurance and investment sectors will add their insight and explain how this new Guidance can help them in their business, followed by a general discussion on the potential of the sustainable blue economy. Speakers will include: - Klaas de Vos, Consultant, Ocean Fox Advisory - Rowan Douglas, Head – Climate and Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson - Dennis Fritsch, Project Coordinator Sustainable Blue Economy, UNEP FI - Lucy Holmes, Senior Programme Manager – Seafood Finance, WWF - Emine Isciel, Head of Climate and Environment, Storebrand - Julia Manning, Associate Director, Senior Environmental Advisor, EBRD

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United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 240 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them. UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by facilitating country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.