Oceans and blue economy briefing afternoon round up
The second instalment in a series of thematic briefing afternoons that Environmental Finance is running throughout the year on the topic of Natural Capital Investment.
Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day
To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, Environmental Finance will host a thematic briefing afternoon focusing on oceans and the blue economy, to examine one of the most exciting areas of natural capital investment.
'Impact rescue facility' targets $1bn for SMEs hard-hit by Covid-19
A 'liquidity lifeboat' debt vehicle has been launched to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets respond to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Calvert Impact Capital seeks $1bn for SME relief vehicle
Calvert Impact Capital aims to raise $1 billion for a national US Covid-19 relief fund for small businesses, with a view to eventually tapping $20 billion in federal funding.
Investing in the oceans
Investors targeting SDG14 – life below water – can find themselves fishing in murky waters, writes Joe Walsh
A healthy investment opportunity
There is no shortage of opportunities for investors who want to target SDG3 – good health and wellbeing – but measuring impact can be a challenge
Natural capital finance: more than a mirage?
Bruce Howard highlights new insights into the feasibility of natural capital finance projects in advanced economies such as the UK.
First sovereign blue bond launched
The Republic of Seychelles has issued a first-of-its-kind sovereign 'blue bond' to help conserve its marine environment, sparking hopes that the deal will kickstart a new market for ocean-themed bonds.