Ideas for Sea Change: Investing for a Blue Future
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About the Event
As the pandemic and growing impacts of climate change demonstrate the critical health and economic needs to improve our relationship with the natural world, investors are seeing opportunities for doing well by doing good for the environment, with the oceans playing a key role. From creating a sustainable food supply, to supplying clean energy, and even reversing climate change, the oceans present a global opportunity for making tangible impact. As impact investing and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing become a larger segment of the investing landscape, there are mutual opportunities to educate investors and inspire the entrepreneurs to drive solutions for ocean and climate impact forward.
Investable Oceans has created a platform to simplify and accelerate market-based sustainable ocean investing across all asset classes and all sectors of the Blue Economy by centralizing research, commentary, inspiration, and access to blue enterprise in one place. Meanwhile, Logos Capital is building a Blue Economy Fund and helping drive forward blue bonds, investing in the development of impactful ocean solutions. Altogether, these organizations are building and activating the investment community for ocean innovation, and we're excited to explore insights from each of their Founders on what the future for ocean impact investing has to offer.
About Our Panel:
Founder & Principal, Investable Ocean
Ted has served in various executive positions, including CEO, at financial institutions involved in Capital Markets, Banking and Asset Management over a 30+ year business career. He is President Emeritus of The Explorers Club in New York City and has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit Boards, currently holding positions with Gannett Co. Inc., Roc Capital, RiskSpan Inc., EcoWatch and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
The oceans have been one of Ted’s passions since he was young, including a life-changing year after graduating from college when he worked with scientists, explorers and filmmakers as the 1981 Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society.
CEO, Logos Capital
Silvio F. Pupo is the president of the Government Blockchain Association in Miami and the CEO of Logos Capital, a global investment bank, advisory, venture and private equity firm focused on impact investing. He has 10+ years of Finance and Economic Development experience with key strengths in operations, strategy, finance, investor relations and tech transfer.
Pupo is a Sister City ambassador for the City of Miami and its future as a Resilient Smart City. Proactive in civic engagement and diversity as the youngest board member in the City of Miami. Sitting on the Mayors International Council as Liaison to Haiti, he co-chaired the Energy Task Force for the Haiti Resiliency System (HRS).
Having lived, studied and worked throughout Asia, Europe, U.S. and Latin America, Pupo has harvested cultural viewpoints for understanding, communication and coordination across the increasingly globalized world. He received a global education in International Finance and Philosophy with degrees from the University of Florida, Milan Bocconi University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Pupo also co-founded Yin Yang Academy [(501(c)(3)], awarding scholarships to at-risk youth teaching them discipline and mindfulness through meditation and martial arts. Moreover, he’s an advisor of Team Paradise [(501(c)(3)], a sailing academy focused on local youth, veterans, and the disabled, as well as Third Wave Volunteers [(501(c)(3)], which provides disaster response around the world.
He is also currently an advisor to several FinTech, InsurTech, Crypto and Blockchain related enterprises and board member of Logos Capital portfolio companies.
Founder & CEO, Seaworthy Collective
Growing up in South Florida, Daniel was surrounded by & captivated by the Atlantic Ocean. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology. During his time as an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as an Engineering Assistant and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot & Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics' Bluefin-21 unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Contractor for the Navy contributing to mechanical engineering research & development for maritime systems.
After five years in the ocean technology industry, Daniel saw a missed opportunity in the lack of infrastructure to support the development of solutions to positively impact the ocean. Combining his passions for ocean science & exploration, innovation & entrepreneurship, & mentorship, Daniel founded Seaworthy Collective in 2020 to empower current & aspiring oceanographic changemakers. Daniel is thrilled to foster a community facilitating the growth of startups in the ocean science & exploration field. Daniel is also pursuing his Master's degree in Exploration Science at The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School for Marine & Atmospheric Science, & was recently recognized as a Miami Global Shaper.