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.
- 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.