The ocean remains one of the least developed regions on earth. This is about to change. The ocean and its inestimable pool of resources represents a new economic frontier for growth, development and investment.
And if history has shown us anything, it is that expansion into new frontiers usually comes at the expense of the environment, and with the degradation of natural resources.
This is therefore an opportune time to assess and articulate the upside potential for ocean investments that are aligned with improved natural resource management. What is the potential for those investments that are emerging from a blue economy paradigm? Can business models that embrace thoughtful management and sustainable use of ocean resources provide a path to unlocking value? And where will the financing come from?