What is Investor Capacity Building for the Blue Economy?

The blue economy sector has a potential that is estimated to reach $3 trillion revenue and 200 million jobs globally by 2030. Through a series of four highly structured trainings, this capacity building programme will assist you in your journey of engagement with different blue economy sectors, from discovering new sustainable technologies with high market potential to developing your investment strategies and launching your blue economy dedicated funds. 


Four trainings dedicated to investors 

Session #1: Discovering Blue Economy Investment Opportunities

  • Learn about emerging and sustainable technologies with high market potential across a range of blue economy sectors 
  • Gain insights on the main financing actors of the blue economy and the role of InvestEU and other sources of capital in financing the sector's future

Session #2: Impact Investing Masterclass 

  • Get familiar with important tools and frameworks to build an impactful and sustainable portfolio in the blue economy
  • Ensure that your fund has a sound impact reporting and monitoring approach in place 

Session #3: Investment Strategies for the Blue Economy

  • Learn how to design dedicated blue funds and explore successful blue fund case studies with industry experts
  • Leave the training with a better sense of investment instruments and de-risking approaches that can make sense for your blue economy investments

Session #4: Prototyping and Positioning for Blue Economy Funds 

  • Fine-tune your fund proposal and obtain a better sense of what is needed to convince investors to support your proposal
  • Become better acquainted with practical pitching and negotiation skills needed to successfully raise a fund

Interested? Join the BlueInvest Community and register to our upcoming training sessions. Reach out to us at lu_blueinvest@pwc.com for any questions. Please be aware that the exact agenda for each session may be subject to change in the coming weeks.

Impact Investing Masterclass | 08 March 2023

Date: 08 March 2023

Format: Brussels, Belgium and livestreamed on the BlueInvest Community Platform

The Impact Investing Masterclass aims to provide a  deep-dive on impact investing themes relevant to the Blue Economy, helping the investor community become more familiar and reassured that the Blue Economy offers opportunities for concrete impact achievements.

Indicative agenda:

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome

09:05 – 09:35 Demystifying ESG/sustainability/impact terminologies

09:35 – 11:05 Impact assessment and implementation: deep-dive on selected tools and frameworks

11:05 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Regulatory and Compliance framework for SFDR Art 8 & 9 Funds

12:00 – 12:30 Reporting and monitoring: what to measure, how to ensure data quality, what to report and how

13:30 – 14:10 Incentives and rewards associated to impact achievements

14:10 – 14:50 Case Study: Successfully integrating Blue technologies into a Green strategy

14:50 – 15:00 Concluding remarks

Upcoming capacity building sessions

Unpacking Investment Strategies for the Blue Economy

Begin: 20/4/2023 2:00 pm | End: 20/4/2023 6:00 pm
Format: online
Location: Brussels & BlueInvest Community Platform

Date: 20 April 2023

Format: online on the BlueInvest Community platform

Indicative agenda:

14:00 – 14:10 Welcoming remarks

14:10 – 14:30 The importance of clearly defined blue investment strategies in scaling finance for the blue econonomy

14:30 – 15:10 Designing blue economy funds: some key considerations

15:10 – 15:45 Blue economy fund case study  

15:45 – 15:55 Break

15:55 – 17:00 InvestEU Blue Economy case study and investment criteria

17:00 – 17:25 Blue bonds and blue credits: relevance and potential to finance blue economy companies and projects in Europe 

17:25 – 17:55 Role of blended finance in de-risking blue investment

17:55 - 18:00 Concluding remarks

BlueInvest | Community Platform Discovery Session

Marking: BlueInvest Event
Format: online
Location: Online

BlueInvest Day 2023

Marking: BlueInvest Event
Format: hybrid
Location: Brussels
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BlueInvest E-Pitching Session | 23 Mar 2023

Marking: BlueInvest Event
Format: online
Location: Online

High-Tech Summit for the Black Sea

27/9 - 28/9/2022
Marking: External Event
Format: hybrid
Location: Varna, Bulgaria

BlueInvest for the Baltic

Marking: BlueInvest Event
Format: hybrid
Location: Hamburg, Germany

BlueInvest Investors Workshop @ BlueFIN

Marking: BlueInvest Event
Format: hybrid
Location: Barcelona, Spain

BlueInvest E-Pitching Session | 30 Nov 2022

Marking: BlueInvest Event
Format: online
Location: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTlmNjkwOTQtNTc1Ni00Y2QyLTgwYTYtODEzMWNiMjlhMDMx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221fbeb981-82a8-4cd1-8a51-a83806530676%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2204d7ab2b-fb9e-4a8d-be87-8b9d3e735e69%22%7d