Arnerich Massena focuses its thematic investment approach on “what the world needs” in the four areas of water, agriculture, resource efficiency, and life sciences because those are absolutely fundamental, critical areas to the life and health of human beings and our planet. There’s a reason water comes first on the list: it is the single most vital resource we have, and maintaining the planet’s water is crucial to sustaining life. Today, June 8, marks World Oceans Day, and we invite you to celebrate it with us by considering the role that oceans play in our lives and the importance of developing solutions to maintain the health of our oceans into the future.
Oceans provide most of the oxygen we breathe and absorb much of our carbon dioxide. We harvest food and medicine from the oceans, and they help to regulate our climate. We have only explored a tiny fraction of the oceans; there are untold numbers of living species we have not yet encountered. But oceans are becoming more acidic, threatening marine species. Oil spills have upset the fragile ecosystems in large areas of ocean, and the heat from global warming has caused sea levels to rise and created issues for some sea life. Pollution and plastic waste is damaging oceans and killing sea creatures. And overfishing is threatening our long-term seafood supply.
To restore our oceans and sustain them into the future will require leadership, scientific innovation, and most importantly, investment. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to learn more about the oceans on World Oceans Day today, and we’ll continue to look for opportunities in which to invest in the stewardship of our planet’s water going forward.
View a short animation from the United Nations about the oceans here:
Or this video, The Story of Life as Told by Water, from Blue Heart Chronicles (part of a series co-developed by Duncan Berry, co-founder of Fihspeople Seafood, a direct investment of 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager):
And you can also learn more about oceans here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/world/amazing-oceans-spc-scn-intl/index.html