Will blue finance fulfil its potential?

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group

Will blue finance fulfil its potential?
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Nine out of ten institutional investors are interested in financing the sustainable ocean economy, according to a survey by Responsible Investor. But the research finds that blue finance remains a niche area that has yet to go mainstream. Moreover, few investors have assessed their investment portfolios for damaging impacts on ocean sustainability.

The research surveyed 328 institutional investors worldwide, including asset owners (such as pension funds, insurance companies and philanthropic organisations) and those who manage investments on their behalf. Almost 60% of responses were from asset managers and just over 40% from asset owners.

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