Investors missing out on blue economy opportunities but tide is changing

Investors eye 'golden opportunity'

Pedro Gonçalves
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Asset managers are now working to convince investors that what is good for the ocean may also be good for business
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Asset managers are now working to convince investors that what is good for the ocean may also be good for business

Until now, the blue economy has been an abyss of unknown value overlooked by investors.

But asset managers are starting to see it as a rising investment theme that provides a "golden opportunity" to be explored. According to a report by Credit Suisse, almost a third (28%) of investors are failing to address sustainable blue economy themes - a term used to describe commercial activity on the oceans, seas and coasts - in their investment portfolios. The Investors and Blue Economy Credit Suisse report also revealed that while the economic value of global ocean assets is around $24trn, making it the seventh-largest economy in the world, it has been shunned by investors. "...

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