Lack Of Expertise Is Holding Back Blue Economy Investment

A new report from Credit Suisse released this week suggests that although interest in the sustainable Blue Economy is at an all-time high, industry...

World Bank Partners with Credit Suisse on Blue Economy Bond

The 'AAA'-rated World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD rated Aaa/AAA) has issued a US$28.6 million five-year Sustainable Development Bond with the...

Could the Pacific Ocean be Carbon Neutral by 2050?

The last week of September saw the launch of a new joint venture between Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu...

Hawaii Considers Bonds for Desalination Plants

Legislators are considering a bill to authorise the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to build and operate solar-powered saltwater desalination plants in Hawaii,...

Quantified Ventures Closes $14 million Environmental Impact Bond to tackle Atlanta’s Water Issues

Impact investment firm Quantified Investors, in partnership with broker-dealer Neighborly, announced today the issuance of its first impact bond to be offered on the...

NIB issues first Nordic–Baltic Blue Bond

Nordic Investment Bank traded its first Nordic-Baltic Blue Bond on the 24th January 2019. The five-year SEK2 billion (US$218.4 million) inaugural bond is targeted at...

Seychelles launches world’s first sovereign Blue Bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. The bond,...
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