September 2021

Oceans and Climate


Featured Articles

Sustainable Ocean Investing Gets Real - Opportunities Across All Asset Classes by Ted Janulis of Investable Oceans - photo by Morgan Bennett-Smith

Sustainable Ocean Investing Gets Real: Opportunities Across All Asset Classes

Ted Janulis
Investable Oceans
ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now Oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. The oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy.
Climate Positive Financing in Sea Farming - by Leah B Thibault CEI

Climate Positive Financing in Sea Farming

Leah B. Thibault
Coastal Enterprises Inc.
When it comes to climate change, oceans are the bellwether. For Maine, with a heritage and economy heavily tied to the sea, this is increasingly apparent in the changing behaviors of marine creatures, which is also affecting people’s lives and livelihoods. For Maine’s iconic fishing industry, known for its sustainable management of marine resources, commercial aquaculture can be a part of the solution.
Investing in an Ocean Economy by Arturo Tabuenca Blue Marble Investments

Investing in an Ocean Economy

Arturo Tabuenca
Blue Marble Investments and Earthfolio
The Earth is a water world covered by vast oceans and a sheltering atmosphere. All life emanates from and is sustained by this watery cradle. Every breath we take, every drop we drink, every aqueous cell that binds our physical being; reminds us that we are water creatures. The sheer immensity of our oceans has made them appear impervious to man’s presence. But they are not.
Ensuring Planetary Stability - Banks as Unlikely Allies by David Barmes and Marya Skotte of Climate Safe Network

Ensuring Planetary Stability: Banks as Unlikely Allies?

David Barmes and Marya Skotte
Climate Safe Lending Network
Of all the types of institutions playing a role in averting catastrophic climate change, banks are perhaps unlikely protagonists. Yet by the everyday process of allocating capital and issuing loans to clients, lenders can be powerful allies or destructive antagonists in the fight for a climate-safe world. The impact of their lending has significance on the climate, our ecosystems and overall planetary stability.

Additional Articles

Ten to Watch: Pioneers of the Blue Economy

The “Blue Economy” is defined as the systems and economic opportunities emerging in how we protect and maintain a healthy ocean. For World Oceans Day, we showcased Ten innovators and leaders to watch in the Blue Economy. These ocean innovators will inspire and excite you with their amazing stories and innovations.

Oceans 2050 Receives Keeling Curve Prize for Pathbreaking Seaweed Carbon Work

“We are deeply honored to receive the Keeling Curve Prize in recognition of our pathbreaking work on the carbon sequestration potential of seaweed aquaculture. The prize will be critical to advancing our mission to restore abundance to the world’s oceans.” said Oceans 2050 Founder Alexandra Cousteau.

The IPCC Report: Four Takeaways for Investors

Reducing climate risk in portfolios can be accomplished by assessing the climate risk of every investment, building climate-risk assessments into valuation models, and taking steps to minimize exposure to companies and industries that face significant exposure. Firms in just about every sector face transition risks as they shift away from reliance on fossil fuels.

50 Years of Sustainable Investing at Pax World

Impax Asset Management is celebrating the 50th birthday of the Pax Sustainable Allocation Fund, which launched in August 1971, marking the inception of the Pax World mutual fund family. The Fund was the first publicly available mutual fund in the US to use social and environmental as well as financial criteria in the investment process, and it helped give birth to the Sustainable Investing industry.

Community Capital Mgmt. Releases “Aligning Faith and Finance” Report

Faith-based investing has been around for a long time and comes in countless methods of implementation and interpretation. Many faith-based investment strategies and products take different approaches to aligning faith from screening to advocacy to community investing. This report shares details on aligning faith and finance, including its history, terminology, performance, and religious guidelines.

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