DE-RISKING BLUE ECONOMY INVESTMENT: LEGAL AND INSURANCE EXPERTS GATHER AT WOC SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT (SOS)

What are the risks for investors in the Blue Economy as it continues to grow and attract financing?

The World Ocean Council’s 7th  Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019 (20-22 November, Paris) will tackle this critical concern within its overall theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy” .

The SOS 2019 session on “De-Risking Investment in the Blue Economy: The Role of the Ocean/Maritime Legal and Insurance Communities” pulls together an extensive, highly qualified panel:

  • Richard Turner, Managing Director, RSA Insurance Group; President, International Union of Maritime Insurance (IUMI)
  • Falk Niehörster, Head of Catastrophe Research, DEVK Re; Founder, Director, Climate Risk Innovations
  • Chip Cunliffe, Director, Sustainable Development, AXA XL – Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA)
  • Phil Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Joshua Brien, Special Advisor, Cooley LLP
  • Dazhen Zhang, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong
  • Simon Young, Senior Director, Capital, Science and Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

Under the guidance of session chairs Liv Monica Stubholt (Partner, Selmer) and Jonathan Webb (Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan), this highly experienced legal and insurance group will tackle key questions in the emerging world of Blue Economy:

  • What are the key risks, concerns and constraints associated with investing in the expanding ocean economy?
  • What is the role of the ocean/maritime insurance and legal communities in relation to these ocean development and sustainability risks and issues?
  • How can the ocean/maritime insurance and legal community best coordinate its efforts globally with the ocean business community and the ocean investment and innovation communities?



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