Blue Bonds – Are They Part of Canada’s Sustainable Finance Future?

Date: 03/26/2024

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 am

Session Start Time: 9:00 am

Session End Time: 10:30 am

Location: Ivey-Donald K. Johnson Centre, First Canadian Place, 130 King St W, Toronto



Canada has the longest coastline in the world, the fourth largest ocean territory, and vast marine ecosystem. One in five Canadians live in coastal communities and Canada’s ocean industries generate over $30 billion annually. The potential of the Blue Economy is great. The challenge is to find sustainable, socially responsible and inclusive financing solutions to maximize its potential.

Enter blue bonds.

The sustainable bond market has experienced significant growth over the last decade in Canada and elsewhere, with much of the focus on green bonds. While a nascent market today, blue bonds are an emerging area of sustainable finance and could support projects focused on the Blue Economy – coastal climate adaptation and resilience; marine ecosystem management, conservation and restoration; sustainable coastal and marine tourism; sustainable marine value chains; marine renewable energy; marine pollution; sustainable ports; and sustainable marine transport.

Canada has world leading financial institutions and a strong capacity for financial innovation. We are strongly positioned to succeed in the fast-growing Blue Economy.

Blue bonds: Are they part of Canada’s sustainable finance future?

Join us on March 26 to hear from:



Sue McNamara, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income, Head of Responsible Investing, Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd.



Bruce Dudley, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, The Delphi Group

Siddharth Samarth, Managing Director & Head, Sustainable Finance, CIBC Capital Markets

Michael Summers, Portfolio Specialist, T. Rowe Price, Inc.

John Uhren, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance, BMO Capital Markets


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