ESG Spotlight: Blue Investing: Searching for solutions to ocean plastics
Opportunity awaits below the surface
Plastic is inexpensive, durable and malleable, making it suitable for countless applications. But most of the plastic ever produced has become waste, contributing to an immense pollution problem. If current trends in production and waste management continue, 12 billion tonnes of plastic will accumulate in landfills and the natural environment by 2050.
The public, regulators and investors have grown acutely concerned about plastic pollution, particularly ocean plastics. Our report examines the economy of plastics and highlights companies well-positioned to mitigate the risks of plastic pollution and deliver sustainable solutions.
- Only 10% of covered companies with exposure to plastic waste management risks exhibit strategic awareness of plastic pollution
- Less than 1% of covered companies use the phrase “ocean plastic” or “ocean health” in relevant corporate documents
- We identify eight companies contributing solutions to plastic pollution
Listen to this episode for additional insights on risks related to plastic waste management and ocean plastics.