Hear from the UN, the World Bank, PepsiCo and IKEA at The Economist’s 8th annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week
Submitted by Economist Events
LONDON, February 25, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The Economist’s eighth annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week will take place next week from March 1st - 5th. With over 30 hours of content, 6,000 registrations and more than 170 speakers confirmed from across the globe, we will explore actionable solutions for the most pressing challenges facing the seas. We will ask how the world can achieve a balance between ocean restoration and economic prosperity.
For the first time the agenda is divided into a series of plenary sessions as well as six action-oriented industry tracks:
The focus areas for the plenary sessions are:
View the agenda and full speaker line-up here.
Launch session - a new ocean initiative, March 3rd, 11.30 - 12.00 GMT
The session launches a new partnership between The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation on the future of the ocean. The initiative marries The Economist Group’s global audience and its reputation for objective, independent analysis with The Nippon Foundation’s global reputation for supporting ocean science, data and evidence.
Relaunching the World Ocean InitiativeThe World Ocean Summit is an integral part of The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative (WOI), whichimagines an ocean in robust health, and with a vital economy. The Initiative concentrates on three cross-cutting levers of change—finance, governance and innovation—each of which concern the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ for a sustainable ocean, but most of all they explore the ‘how’.
The Initiative’s relaunched website at ocean.economist.com is one of its tools to engage and bring together the growing ocean community throughout the year.
The Ocean Changemakers Challenge is a recent example of a WOI programme that aims to showcase inspiring ocean innovators and their business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. The challenge’s three winners will receive guidance from three renowned ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship programme and will present their ideas during a special changemakers session at the summit, next week.
Founding supporter: Blancpain
Diamond sponsors: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Silver sponsors: Calysta, Environmental Defense Fund, MSC and Ocean Network Express (ONE)
Bronze sponsors: Alliance to End Plastic Waste, AXA XL, BioMar, Cargill, Entrust Global, Mars Petcare Inc. and The Nature Conservancy
Associate sponsors: Undersee, The Northland Power, Seafood Alliance for Legality & Traceability (SALT), FishWise
For more information from the event, or to request an interview with any of the speakers, please get in touch with us (contact details below).
Roisin Miller - Associate director, Porter Novelli
Angelina Haynes - Account manager, Porter Novelli
Naomi Grice - Marketing manager, The Economist Events
Twitter: @Economist_WOI #OceanSummit
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