Investing in Sustainable Seafood

While great strides have been made in the past few decades to identify, manage and mitigate environmental and social impacts and risks, about 75% of seafood sold today is still not certified or rated as sustainable, and more than 30% of the world’s fisheries remain over-exploited. Investors need to understand the potential risks associated with ‘business as usual’ in the seafood sector and seek opportunities to play a role in supporting the transition towards sustainable seafood finance.

This panel discussion will introduce why seafood sustainability risks should matter to investors, followed by a discussion of tools available for investors to engage with sustainable seafood and concrete actions for investors to focus on in their engagement.

Speakers include:

  • Lily Stuart, Research & Engagement Manager, Oceans & Biodiversity, FAIRR Initiative;
  • François Mosnier, Head of the Oceans Programme, Planet Tracker;
  • Lucy Holmes, Senior Program Manager, Seafood Finance, WWF;
  • Helen Packer, Seafood Stewardship Index Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance;
  • Dennis Fritsch, Senior Project Coordinator Sustainable Blue Economy, UNEP FI;
  • Robert-Alexandre Poujade, Biodiversity Lead, BNP Paribas Asset Management.

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