Join us on April 27 for an online discussion about impact investing in wild fisheries!
Last week's Ag Sector Council Seminar showed how private sector investments are part of the equation for restoring the natural productivity of fisheries and improving local fishers' livelihoods. During this Ask Ag Online Chat, our experts will dig into how private capital can provide long-term, flexible financing to the world's fishers.
Join experts JP Gibbons, Senior Investment Officer at USAID's Development Credit Authority, Dale Galvin, Managing Director of Sustainable Markets at Rare, and Simon Dent, Principal at Althelia Ecosphere, to learn how impact investing helps fishing communities sustain themselves and creates smart financial decisions for both fishing businesses and investors.
Meet the experts:
JP Gibbons works to unlock financing for poverty reduction strategies by structuring credit guarantees and other innovative products at USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA). The capital market solutions tackle development problems for long-term success. He will share his expertise in impact investing.
Dale Galvin oversees the deployment of new market-facing initiatives at Rare. This includes developing strategic partnerships and innovative financial mechanisms with the private and public sectors. Each initiative is designed to catalyze the adoption of sustainable behaviors in our major focal areas of sustainable seafood, water and agriculture. He will share his expertise in implementing impact investing for fisheries.
Simon Dent has more than 18 years experience in both physical and financial commodity markets and in managing and executing long-term structured transactions. Simon joined Althelia Climate Fund in 2014 as a Partner. He develops project based impact investments and focuses on sustainable marine supply chains and fisheries as well as sustainable land use investments.
Barbara Best is the Senior Coastal Resource Management and Policy Specialist for USAID. Barbara has over 25 years’ experience in marine research and international development programs. She will be available to provide background and context information about wild fisheries.
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