Live – Into the blue: The Role of Finance in our Ocean Economy (UNGC Norway National Ocean Platform)

The event will be streamed live below. Questions can be asked through the chat-function at Youtube. See ull program below.  

9:00 – 9:15: Opening remarks
Knut Moestue/ COO, UNGC Norway 9:15 – 9:35:

Panel Discussion: What role finance can play as the seafood industry works towards reducing its carbon footprint and encouraging sustainable oceans?Panelists: Dag Sletmo – Senior Vice President, DNB Seafood, Marion Remoy – ESG Manager, LEROY

9:40 – 10:00: Panel Discussion: The importance of financial instruments, such as blue bonds & green bonds to the Ocean Economy. Panelists: Lars Løddesøl – CFO, Storebrand, Line Asker – Partner, The Governance Group and Øistein Jensen – Chief Sustainability Officer, Odfjell

10:00 – 10:10: Update on the UN International Action Platform for Sustainable Business. Erik Giercksky / Head, Sustainable Ocean Business, United Nations
10:20 – 10:30: Overview of National Ocean Platform key focus areas moving forward
Knut Moestue // COO, UNGC Norway


United Nations Global Compact Norway launched the National Ocean Action Platform for Sustainable Business in 2020. We are now nearing the end of the first cycle of the platform and will share an overview of the activities of the platform. We will then look forward to the focus of the platform in 2021, specifically the role finance can play in transitioning to a sustainable blue economy. This is in line with UNGC’s International Ocean platform and the Blue Road to COP26.

The event will also include two panel discussions where attendees can hear from Company CFO’s and Senior Managers on how financial instruments can contribute to more sustainable oceans.

The digital event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12th (09:00 – 10:30) and will be in English.