SWEN Capital hires for ocean impact fund

SWEN Capital Partners has hired two investment managers to run its SWEN Blue Ocean strategy.

Christian Lim and Olivier Raybaud, co-founders of Blue Oceans Partners, will join the investment team to manage the fund which will invest in innovations that promote ocean regeneration in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #14. The strategy will focus on solutions to the three major threats to ocean environments: overfishing, pollution and climate change, by funding start-ups with proven technology and market traction.

The SWEN Blue Ocean investment strategy is a complement to the SWEN Impact Fund for Transition (SWIFT) strategy, dedicated to renewable gases (methanisation, hydrogen) launched in 2019.

‘‘Following on the success of our first direct impact fund dedicated to renewable gas, we want to continue establishing ourselves as a leading player in the field of impact and sustainable development. Today, we are pleased to expand our impact offerings with the launch of our direct-impact strategy SWEN Blue Ocean, which is fully in line with this approach. The new strategy remains true to our threefold objective: a positive effect on climate, a positive effect on the economy in the short or medium term, consistent with a spirit of social justice, and a positive effect on the health and well-being of populations. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Olivier and Christian for the trust they have shown us in joining SWEN CP, a multicultural and committed team whose development model is based on a strong corporate culture marked by its values and purpose’, explains Jérôme Delmas, CEO of SWEN Capital Partners.