Encourage Capital is an investment firm that seeks to change the way investment capital is used to solve critical environmental and social problems. We are building a community of investors, foundations, market-leading companies and non-profits to deploy private capital into systemic solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. We believe we can generate both compelling investment returns and social and environmental impacts for our investors.
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative is one of the largest philanthropic commitments to internationally reform fisheries management. This effort will help Brazil, Chile and the Philippines sustainably manage their fisheries, enhance food security and strengthen local communities. Vibrant Oceans' groundbreaking approach to fisheries reform has the potential to be scaled to other parts of the world, and to substantially change the way coastal communities and the fishing industry operate. By encouraging more responsible fishing globally, we can protect our oceans and a vital source of food and income for future generations.
This report was created as part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Oceans and Fisheries Initiative. The Oceans and Fisheries initiative, launched in development in 2013, aims to increase the health and productivity of local fisheries by decreasing unsustainable fishing pressures in a way that puts the needs of poor and vulnerable people at the center of innovative, equitable solutions.
Encourage Capital presents Investing for Sustainable Global Fisheries, which offers six Investment Blueprints, each intended to serve as a roadmap for the growing number of investors, entrepreneurs, and fishery stakeholders seeking to attract and deploy private capital to scale and accelerate fisheries reform. Explore opportunities to invest in the implementation of sustainable fishing practices across small-scale fisheries, industrial-scale fisheries and national-scale fisheries in Chile, Brazil, and the Philippines.