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How the tides of change shape sustainable topics, trends, and themes
Following Alex Cornelissen’s mission statement, we at Allianz Global Investors believe that the protection of the oceans is a perpetual commitment. A commitment that we address with strategy, strength, passion, and dedication, well beyond the World Oceans Day.
Join Matt Christensen, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at Allianz Global Investors, outlining how the partnership between Allianz and the NGO Sea Shepherd contributes to fight the destruction of marine life and habitat and how investors can participate in attractive investment opportunities while addressing pressing environmental and societal problems thanks to the combination of SDG-aligned investing with a proven thematic investing strategy.
Protecting marine life, with purpose and passion
Listen to Captain Alex Cornelissen giving a first-hand account of the problems our oceans face and how Sea Shepherd is reducing illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
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Unbelievable Facts About the Ocean
When it comes to life underwater, we’ve barely scratched the surface.
With so much going on well below the surface, it's easy to forget that the oceans are teeming with life. In fact, 94 percent of life is aquatic, according to the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Which means that those of us who live on land are part of a very, very small minority.
A large iceberg from Antarctica contains more than 20 billion gallons of water, which could conceivably supply one million people with drinking water for five years. But this piece of information isn't just a great way to illustrate how massive these icebergs are.
"The ocean is the largest solar energy collector on earth," according to NOAA. The proliferation of greenhouse gases prevents heat from escaping our planet's atmosphere, and all that energy has to go somewhere – unfortunately, it goes straight into the oceans. As a result, ocean temperatures have risen rapidly over the past few decades.
Sea Shepherd Global
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit marine conservation organisation that engages in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
At Allianz Global Investors we are committed to creating value beyond delivering pure investment returns. And we are proud that sustainable investing is an essential part of what we do every day.
We started our sustainable investing journey 20 years ago, and were early signatories of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) in 2007. We believe that sustainable investing can generate positive performance not just for our clients, but for the community at large.
SDG-aligned investing for a more sustainable future.
The financial sector has come to represent a global call to action for stakeholders to address the challenges society is facing. Business has a clear role to play, and the goals have become an important tool for shaping and assessing impact.
You have the opportunity to make a positive, measurable contribution to the SDGs through our core business and targeted investments. We support the delivery of the SDGs as an employer and as an active, engaged investor.
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