Roundtable: Investing in a Blue Economy for Conservation and Impact
More investment is needed to protect and enhance critical ecosystem services while contributing to sustainable development and growth of a blue economy. There is no shortage of investment capital available, but investors frequently cite difficulties in sourcing high-quality investable deals as an important factor in preventing them from actively participating in ICM-related sectors. At the same time, projects and social enterprises need a better understanding of investor expectations and potential sources of capital.
The workshop discussed the current ICM investment landscape in East Asia and various investment models being applied in fisheries and other coastal sectors. World Bank and local government representatives will describe specific coastal investment projects at various stages. A first look on the investment features in a new regional knowledge management platform designed to help projects and enterprises become more investment-ready and facilitate discovery of investment opportunities was shared to participants.
|Introduction to Investment Features in the New Seas of East Asia Knowledge Bank||Ryan Whisnant|
|Lessons in Coastal Community Business Models and Sustainable Private Sector Enterprise: Abalone Production in Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines Climate Change Adaptation Project (PhilCCAP)||Rene Benguerel|
|Seaweed Farming in Guimaras Province under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP)||Arnel V. de Mesa|
|Investment Landscape Mapping in East Asia for ICM and Blue Economy||Durreen Shahnaz|
|Strategic Financing and Investment Models to Achieve Sustainable Marine Fisheries||Kent Strauss|
|Green Bonds and the Potential for Investment in Marine Assets||Justine Leigh-Bell|
|Marine Pollution Management Infrastructure in Danang, Vietnam||Le Thi Kim Phuong|
|Building Ecologically-Informed Business Models to Support Marine Ecosystem Services and Alternative Livelihoods, Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) Project||Dr. Mark Milstein|
|The Vibrant Oceans Initiative and Investment Blueprints for Transition to Sustainable Fisheries||Trip O'Shea||Abstract|