Expanding the investment colour palette

The ocean economy can be defined as the sum of economic activities of ocean-based industries, together with the assets, goods and services provided by marine ecosystems. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development expects the value generated by ocean-based industries to reach $3tn (£2.2tn) a year by 2030. But, despite the centrality of water to both our lives and the global economy, ocean and water sustainability is chronically underfunded. Private investors must recognise that sustainability requires not only green investments but also blue ones