Responsible Investor & Credit Suisse | Investors and the Blue Economy

Are the world's investors aware of ocean-related risks to their portfolios? Are they acting on the opportunities provided by this emerging investment topic?

Are the world’s investors aware of ocean-related risks to their portfolios? Are they acting on the opportunities provided by this emerging investment topic?

The ocean 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.

This high-impact research project is intended to gauge investor interest in ocean-related investments, and opportunities around the sustainable Blue Economy.

Surveying leading global investors on the ‘investability’ of ocean-related sectors, the research will provide a unique insight into the present and future state of investor action on SDG 14.

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