Wednesday: Webinar on Impact Investing to Fund Marine Conservation

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For the week 13 February 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, February 22 at 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Impact Investing to Fund Marine Conservation.

There has been a lot of talk about impact investing as a source of funding for marine conservation priorities. What is impact investing? How does it work, and what can managers do to attract impact investors to fund their projects?

Join us for a webinar with Kelly Wachowicz, Managing Partner of Catch Invest, an impact investing firm supporting fishermen, conservation, and communities. Kelly will talk about investing to support sustainable fisheries and fisheries transitions and share several case studies that highlight some of the opportunities and challenges with this emerging funding tool.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar121.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

PS: I'm delighted to say we have a new addition to the OpenChannels team, Allie Brown, who will be serving as our new Project Assistant. From now on, you can thank Allie for finding most of the news and literature we share. Feel free to contact her any time at abrown [at] openchannels.org.


*News Update — 28 new posts this week*

  • Canada announces new Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs MPA – https://oct.to/OC492.

  • International Effort Announced to Try to Save the Vaquita, the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal, from Extinction – https://oct.to/OC493.

  • The oceans are losing oxygen, posing growing threats to marine life, scientists report – https://oct.to/OC494.

  • Did politics ruin Baltimore Canyon's chance at becoming a marine sanctuary? – https://oct.to/OC495.

  • Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find – https://oct.to/OC496.

  • Giving Oceans a Break Could Generate USD $83 Billion in Additional Benefits for Fisheries – https://oct.to/OC497.

  • Poaching for Abalone, Africa’s ‘White Gold,' Reaches Fever Pitch – https://oct.to/OC498.

  • PCBs found all the way down in the Marianas Trench – https://oct.to/OC499.

*Literature Update — 26 new titles this week*
BioScience has published, The Resilience of Marine Ecosystems to Climatic Disturbances – https://oct.to/OC500.

*Webinar Update — 1 new archived webinar this week*
Wednesday's webinar on, Debt Conversions to Finance Action on the Blue Economy for Small Island Developing States, is now archived – https://oct.to/OC501.

*Grant & RFP Update — 2 new grants this week*
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 2017 Coral Reef Conservation Fund is now accepting proposals – https://oct.to/OC502.

*Job Listings Update — 8 new jobs this week*
Future of Fish & co. are hiring Seafood Traceability Collaboration Project Coordinator – https://oct.to/OC503.