ESG has experienced explosive growth over the past several years, with climate as a central focal point.

More recently, ocean investing has become an increasingly popular topic – due largely to expanded public awareness of the the ocean’s challenges and opportunities, the linkages between ocean and climate, and the introduction of new investment products.

While we’re still at the beginning stages of “Ocean ESG,” there is excellent work being done on the topic. However, just like the ocean economy, it’s fragmented. Our Summit is a small, invite-only gathering of current practitioners across multiple disciplines leading the way in sustainable ocean investing.

Gathering of Leaders

Invitation-only summit bringing together 40 engaged ocean leaders, including investors, NGOs, researchers, and policymakers.

Taking it Further

Improving on current ESG practices to accelerate sustainable ocean investing and maximize impact and returns.

All Asset Classes

Covering investments across all asset classes and sectors within the Blue Economy.

Wed. June 8: World Oceans Day at the UN

Welcome reception and informal dinner.

Thurs. June 9: The Current State of Affairs

Session I: Current sustainability frameworks, the state of ESG/Sustainable investing, and ocean specific investment research and initiatives.

Group networking lunch.

Session II: Sectors of the Blue Economy (materiality discussion), data, role of science, and ocean/climate connections.

Cocktail reception: Mayan Experience

Private dinner: East Pole Restaurant

Fri. June 10: Deep Dives and Steps Forward

Session III: Asset class deep dives - public equities, private equity, VC/start-ups, and fixed income.

Group networking lunch.

Session IV: What we have learned and next steps.

Conference adjourns at 2:30 pm.

All are welcome to attend Friday afternoon/evening World Oceans Week sustainable seafood presentations and reception @ The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club - 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY 10021

Headquartered in New York City with a community of Chapters around the world, The Explorers Club has been supporting scientific expeditions of all disciplines, and uniting our members in the bonds of good fellowship for over a century.