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Innovating Ocean Finance: Perspectives from 4 Capital Providers

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For an ecosystem that covers 70% of the planet and absorbs more than 90% of planetary warming, financing for ocean conservation is a topic that is too often ignored.

Our world is not dedicating enough money to solving the rapid degradation of our oceans. We desperately need to mobilize billions of dollars to scale up solutions across every ocean challenge, today.

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.

The panel will cover:

  • Ocean impact theories of change across the returns spectrum
  • Trends & opportunities in ocean sectors from the funders’ perspective
  • Investment case studies on innovative & impactful business models for preserving and regenerating ocean health

Our panellists are leading experts in the field of ocean finance, ranging from across the spectrum of available financial instruments in the sector – from equity-based investments in innovations addressing ocean health, to grant-based financing for infrastructure projects, to blended finance solutions such as public-private partnership vehicles, all the way to brand-financed recovery and recycling through Plastic Credits. The session will address the importance of ocean finance and its connections to the broader movement of green financing, and present case studies for successful financing and scaleup of solutions.

For every attendee who tunes in, rePurpose will sponsor the removal and reuse of 100 plastic pouches otherwise bound for oceans or landfills ♻️



Confirmed Panelists

Pawan Patil, Senior Economist, 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.

Nicholas Kolesch, VP of Projects, 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.

Peter Wang Hjemdahl, Chief Marketing Officer, 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 through its Global Impact Network of vetted recycling projects and circular innovations across 3 continents.

Daniela Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
Sustainable Ocean Alliance is a non-profit organization 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.

Gaurav Gupta (Moderator), Partner & Climate Lead, Dalberg Advisors
Dalberg Advisors is a strategic advisory firm that combines the best of private sector strategy skills and rigorous analytical capabilities with deep knowledge and networks across emerging and frontier markets.

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