Although billions of public and private dollars are invested in fisheries every year, more often than not, sustainability is neither the driver nor the intended outcome of those investment dollars. These Principles are focused on changing that dynamic.
Principles for Investment in Sustainable Wild-Caught Fisheries
Launched at the World Ocean Summit 2018, the Principles are designed to provide investors with certainty about the specific challenges and enabling conditions in wild-caught fisheries, while also generating confidence that building environmental and social sustainability into fisheries will yield a strong return on their investment.
The Principles cover everything from data-poor fisheries to human rights to food security. They align with IFC Performance Standards and UN Principles of Responsible Investment and are designed to advance the goals of the UN SDGs.
The Founding Adopters and Endorsers encourage you to understand, share and use these Principles. Together, we can put capital to work for more sustainable fisheries.
Companion scorecard tool to evaluate fisheries against the Principles
*Founding Adopters: Althelia Ecosphere, The Meloy Fund, Encourage Capital, Future of Fish, Catch Together, Clarmondial, Calvert Impact Capital, Zoma Capital
*Founding Endorsers: EDF, Rare, Conservation International, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Pacific Community Ventures, Confluence Philanthropy, Impact Investing Exchange (IIX), Walton Family Foundation
- David Barley and Simon Dent, Althelia Ecosphere
- John Tobin, Cornell University
- Fabian Huwyler, Credit Suisse
- Jane Feehan, European Investment Bank
- Maureen Geesey, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Serge Mayaka, Impact Capitalyst
- Teresa Ish, The Walton Family Foundation
- Melissa Wright, Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Jack Kittinger and Jan Yoshioka, Conservation International
- Meg Caldwell, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
- Leah Karrer, The Global Environment Facility
- Natasha Garcha, IIX
- Larry Band, Pine Creek Consulting
- Miguel Jorge, World Bank
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Encourage Capital
- Rare/Meloy Fund
After being launched earlier this year, The Principles for Investment in Sustainable Wild-Caught Fisheries (the Principles), continue to gain momentum and add supporters from the philanthropic, conservation and investment communities. These new supporters are critical to advancing the effort to generate investor confidence in the rapidly growing sector of sustainable and socially-responsible fishery investment.
Interested in learning more about the Principles or joining us as an Adopter or Endorser? Please contact us.