This past month has been an eventful one for the oceans. The United States made headlines by reentering the Paris Climate Agreement, the first global agreement to acknowledge the integral role oceans play in climate stability. This move repositions the US as a significant player in marine commerce and conservation, opening up new pathways for impactful and remunerative public-private partnerships. Climate health is ocean health, with blue investments serving as vehicles to help us ensure a sustainable future for our planet.
This week we also hosted a conversation on BrightTALK with two inspiring Blue Ecomomy leaders, Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer and Global Head Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance at Credit Suisse, and Amy Novogratz, Cofounder /Managing Partner, Aqua-Spark. The title is Sustainable Ocean Investing Gets Real: Opportunities Across All Asset Classes - and the replay is available.
We’re also hosting two more March Gatherings to bring together emerging companies with Accredited Investors. And we continue to add content to our website, having just launched a podcast section with a dozen engaging offerings. You can browse them here and if we’re missing your favorite please email us. Finally on March 30th we’re delighted to partner with Women Power Our Planet (WPOP) for the first of a series of ocean investing events for their dynamic nationwide network of 5000 women.
We unfortunately have to end on a truly sad note - this past week Shimrit Perkol-Finkel unexpectedly and tragically passed away. Shimrit was a remarkable person, and we want to express our deepest sympathies to her family, as well as her friends and colleagues. Here is just one of the many tributes of recent days that reflected on a vibrant and meaningful life.