Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00
Location: GLOBE Lab: MR 121/122
  • Mobilizing Capital

Numerous reports have highlighted the challenges that oceans and seas face from pollution to climate change to over exploitation. Despite representing two thirds of the planet’s surface, oceans are only beginning to become a focus for project financing. This panel will explore the emergent area of financing mechanisms for ocean and coastal zones and potential for deployment. Join us to learn why this vital issue should be on every financial institution’s radar, as we address:

  • What examples exist that point to innovative financing mechanisms and best practices for the blue economy?
  • Who are the key players and what role do their respective financing mechanisms play in the ocean ecosystem?
  • What unique risks are present in the financing of ocean-related projects?
  • What barriers exist to capital deployment and scaling and how might these be overcome?

This dialogue will be introduced by Carl Marcotte, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Corporation.