The guide was developed by the Friends of Ocean Action in order to provide clarity on investment for the blue economy with a focus on sustainability. The Handbook is a key resource to enhance understanding of finance for a healthy ocean and generate conversations between financial institutions and marine-based businesses, conservation professionals and ocean project managers.
Friends of Ocean Action is informal, multi-stakeholder group comprised of global leaders from a range of the private, public, academic and non-profit sectors. With a focus on fast-tracking scalable solutions for a healthy ocean, the group is hosted by the World Economic Forum and led in collaboration with the World Resources Institute.
The Blue finance’s model is identified as one of the solutions for impact investing (p51) and public-private partnership (p86).