Innovating Ocean Finance: Perspectives from 4 Capital Providers

June 08 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Let's face it: Our world is not dedicating enough money to solving the rapid degradation of our oceans today. For an ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the planet and absorbs more than 90 percent of planetary warming caused by human activity since 1970, ocean conservation has only recently entered the global public dialogue.

This World Oceans Day, rePurpose Global invites you to Innovating Ocean Finance: Perspectives from 4 Capital Providers, a panel discussion amongst 4 of the world's most innovative organizations who provide financing for solutions that tackle the most critical challenges in ocean conservation today.

During this virtual event, leaders of organizations from across the investment returns spectrum (ranging from pure philanthropy to equity-base investing) will:

1. Share their unique approaches and theories of change to ocean finance

2. Discuss exciting trends and opportunities across ocean sectors from the funders’ perspective

3. Present investment case studies on innovative and impactful business models


Monday June 8th 11 AM EST 

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1. Nicholas Kolesch, VP of Projects at Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an industry initiative made up of over 40 major global companies that aims to invest $1.5 billion over the next five years to develop, deploy and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote post-use solutions. 

2. Daniela Fernandez, CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Sustainable Ocean Alliance is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California that develops leaders, cultivates ideas, and accelerates solutions in the field of ocean health and sustainability. Its Ocean Solutions Accelerator provides early-stage ocean-driven enterprises with $25K investment and business mentorship to grow. 

3. Peter Wang Hjemdahl, Co-Founder & CMO of rePurpose Global

As the world’s first Plastic Credit Platform, rePurpose Global helps consumers and businesses worldwide go Plastic Neutral by financing the removal & recycling of ocean-bound plastic waste worldwide. It accomplishes so through its Global Impact Network of vetted recycling projects and circular innovations across 3 continents.

4. Dr. Pawan Patil, Senior Economist at World Bank

World Bank's Blue Economy Practice seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion, and the preservation or improvement of livelihoods, while ensuring environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas.

The panel will be moderated by Gaurav Gupta, Partner & Global Climate Lead at Dalberg. Dalberg is a strategy and policy advisory firm specialized in global development. 

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The Ocean offers multiple opportunities towards creative conversations, values and understanding of the seas.

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