The ocean covers 70% of the earth’s surface. She is home to over 200,000 known species, absorbs over 90% of excess carbon dioxide, and stabilizes the climate. Align your investment objectives with the health of earth's greatest resource.
Your investments can directly impact on the cleanliness and health of over 12,000 miles of America's coast line. The Ocean Health Portfolio includes companies with waste management policies to keep the coast clean.
Containing over 200,000 known species and an estimated 2,000,000 unknown species, the ocean is home to a large portion of the earth's biodiversity. Protect marine wildlife by investing in companies that manage plastic, hazardous waste, and carbon output.
Ocean warming has caused coral reefs to decalcify and die at an increasing rate. Uptake of greenhouse gases by the ocean has raised the acidy level of the ocean, which harms coral. Newday plays a role in reducing carbon by setting strict carbon emission standards for companies in the Ocean Health Portfolio.
Society's increasing demand for plastic has strained and damaged the ocean habitat for the marine wildlife that calls it home. The Ocean Health Portfolio includes companies that do not contribute to ocean plastic pollution.
On the chart below, the Ocean Health Portfolio is compared to the Vanguard 500 over a 1 year timeframe.
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Develops and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems worldwide. Its purchase of Liquid Robotics in 2016 helps address the challenges facing defense, commercial and science customers by making ocean data collection and communications easier, safer and immediate. Liquid Robotics develops autonomous maritime systems and the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities. One specific impact is its tool to help monitor and enforce illegal fishing efforts.
Global integrated technology and services company. One of its impact initiatives is using robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to clean the oceans. The AI-powered microscopes monitor a collection of microscopic plankton floating in the sea, send the signals gives insight and an ability to better manage the water and the oxygen. IBM has partnered with governments and national science organizations to deploy the robot devices to analyze and interpret the data.
Procter & Gamble has product offerings in the areas of water purification & filtration. The company shows activity in the development of bioplastics, specifically developing renewable substitutes to traditionally fossil-derived acrylates which play a key role in several of its products. Additionally the company shows a clear direction on plastic pollution reduction, and has launched a line of plastic bottles via partnership with TerraCycle which will create 320,000 bottles from ocean plastic, the largest operation of this kind.
Intrexon uses DNA engineering techniques to develop synthetic biology products geared towards microbial, plant and animal as well as human use. Intrexon has partnered with Darling Ingredients to form a joint venture, EnviroFlight, which is a commercial-scale producer of insect-based feed ingredients. As this is a fish-free solution to aquaculture feed, this project is poised to offer significant impact benefitting sustainable aquaculture. Intrexon has also developed a bioconversion process to create isobutanol from natural gas.
Unilever is a transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Rotterdam, Netherlands. The company has had a strong stance on sustainable fishing for over two decades, partnering with the World Wildlife Federation in 1996 to form the Marine Stewardship Council, which today is one of the most recognized and respected independent certification organizations in the industry. The company continues to publish strong standards around the management of fisheries in its supply chain.
Aramark is an American food service, facilities, and uniform services provider. The company has demonstrated industry-leading standards on sustainable fish sourcing, and additionally has partnered with Ocean Hugger, Inc. to scale access to the world’s first plant-based alternative to raw tuna.
Brookfield Renewable Partners, L.P. owns and operates renewable power assets in the United States and Canada. The company is a global leader in hydropower, which makes up approximately 82% of its generation capacity. By offering a low-emission alternative to traditional energy sources, the company is well-positioned to combat the effects of climate change.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc is North America's largest producer of advanced biofuels. The company's products process feedstock waste and other byproducts from the agricultural industry and produces low-carbon fuel. As biofuels are already compatible with existing transportation infrastructure, they play an important role in decarbonizing the global energy network.
Bunge is an American food ingredient company based in White Plains, New York, with worldwide operations in soybean exporting, food processing, and fertilizer production. Bunge has partnered with TerraVia to produce an algae-based aquaculture feed. Fisheries rely on fish-free feeds to operate sustainably, and Bunge is poised to play an important enabling role in this area as global demand for fish continues to rise.