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Research: Impact Investing for Ocean Health

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Melissa Bos

on 8 March 2015

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Research: Impact Investing for Ocean Health
primer for surveys

Impact Investing
Ocean Health
Can impact investing return ocean outcomes?
This research analyzes existing marine impact investments & investigates challenges and opportunities for growing this sector
Your knowledge and experience is needed to shape the future of marine impact investments. All responses will be kept confidential. Thanks for participating in this research!
The Global Impact Investing Network defines "impact investing":
investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return
The impact investing industry is growing,
but most of the growth is in the social sector and in land-based environmental issues
What about the oceans?
The oceans sustain human well-being
provide an essential protein for 25% global population
the oceans buffer climate change
contribute to the economy and provide income through tourism
but marine ecosystem services are at risk due to human activities
Marine conservation funding is inadequate
Melissa Bos
School of Business & ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
primarily small, short-term grants
difficult to sustain & scale
Governance Principles
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