ESG360 – Blue Bonds: Unlocking the Ocean’s Potential

May 2023 / Podcast
Read time: 15 minutesESG360 – Blue Bonds: Unlocking the Ocean’s Potential
  • The OECD has projected a doubling of the ocean economy from 2010 to 2030, to reach $3 trillion and employ 40 million people

  • Stewardship of the blue economy is vital for coastal communities to mitigate the effects of climate change and foster more growth

  • Japanese investors are interested in blue bonds as they empathise with other coastal nations that depend on the seas for their livelihoods

The recent UN accord to protect 30% of the oceans by 2030 combined with growing investor appetite are providing the ingredients to unleash growth in blue bonds, which aim to grow the ocean economy


Viren Vaghela

Content Editor, Nomura

Aya Kawamoto

Head of Structured Syndicate - EMEA, Nomura

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