Investing other people’s money — in this case, TradeWinds’ theoretical pension fund — is, of course, interesting and challenging. The scope of $1bn provides the possibility of making an impact, and it could be even more if geared up, but I will refrain from that tempting thought.

The $1bn question

This article is part of a series written by people across shipping in response to this question about how to deploy a hypothetical TradeWinds Sustainable Shipping Fund:

How, where and why would you invest $1bn for the best return in sustainable shipping, as the industry grapples with the need to cut carbon emissions, improve efficiency and keep cargoes moving in a world facing multiple economic and political challenges? The investment will be made now and ideally held for the next seven years to the end of the decade.