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Investing in sustainability – the role of intangibles

January 2018 | Posted in: Finance, Long-Term View, Market Research, VCA

“Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software,

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West Coast Pilot – Culinary Workshop

December 2017 | Posted in: California Fisheries, Groundfish, Market Research

To discover how local fish can create a winning combination of flavor, presentation, and affordability for chefs in corporate dining, our partner Changing Tastes arranged a culinary workshop in California. More than a dozen chefs and several sustainability managers from the same or similar groups joined us in mid-November at a test kitchen in the Bay Area to develop the recipes and messaging needed to successfully bring back Californian West Coast Groundfish.

Identifying Blue Economy Opportunities & Threats

December 2017 | Posted in: Market Research

At the core of our work, we believe taking a value chain approach to investing in development is the most responsible and most sustainable. Interlaying this approach with the development

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The Finance Gap in Sustainable Wild Capture Fisheries

December 2017 | Posted in: Finance, Long-Term View, Market Research, VCA

Over the past few years, three broad strategies have evolved to address the challenge of achieving sustainable wild capture fisheries. These consist of:

Addressing governance, regulation and policy
Providing preferential access to

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A “Second Notice” to Humanity

November 2017 | Posted in: Market Research

Over 15,000 scientists from around the world have issued a somber notice to humanity. As they state:

“Humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges,

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How to Develop Impact Investment Opportunities in Sustainable Fisheries

October 2017 | Posted in: Long-Term View

This paper provides an overview of (i) the key concerns that impact investors may have when considering the financing of sustainable fisheries, and (ii) potential approaches for public-private partnerships to overcome these obstacles.

Leverage the Middle for Improved Fishery Management and Revenue

September 2017 | Posted in: Blue Swimming Crab, Indonesia, Market Research

The New Middleman: Service Provider and Quality Assure

“Middle man — the very term itself is associated with extra hoops to jump through, farmers being cheated, and limited value being offered

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The Wild Blue Crab Investment Model – a case study

August 2017 | Posted in: Blue Swimming Crab, Finance, Indonesia, Market Research

Industry stakeholders understand that overfishing undercuts long-term value and prevents realization of full economic potential in local communities. The question is, what to do about it? Wilderness Markets and Blue

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Projected change in global fisheries revenues under climate change

July 2017 | Posted in: Long-Term View, Snapper

A recent paper (September 2016) in the scientific journal of the National Institutes of Health exploring the implications of climate change on global fisheries revenues provides some sober reading.

The report

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Coral Reefs and Ocean Health

July 2017 | Posted in: Long-Term View, Market Research

Every so often, we run across reports that force us to stop and question our assumptions. Recent papers on global warming and the impact on oceans is a topic we

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