How could ocean innovation accelerate sustainable development by 2030?

My article on ocean innovation has been published as part of “Horizon 2030”, a new report from the global ESG innovation platform Springwise, which outlines seven key drivers of sustainable change from now until the end of the decade.

Diagnosing the aquaculture system

I have been working with a multi-disciplinary team on diagnosing the aquaculture system, as part of a course called Basecamp by the School for Systems Change (a sister organisation of Forum for the Future). This infographic summarises some of our findings.

Speaking at Sustainable Foods London

I am looking forward to speaking about what a just and regenerative aquaculture system could look like at Sustainable Foods London next week. Sustainable Foods London focuses on tackling the key sustainability challenges that are affecting the Food and Drink Industry. The 3rd edition of Sustainable Foods London takes place on November 6th-7th 2023.

Moderating two sessions at the Blue Earth Summit in Bristol

I moderated two sessions at the Blue Earth Summit in Bristol. The first one was an interview with Fiona Morgan, chief purpose officer at SailGP. Another session looked at wildlife conservation, with James Honeyborne, creative director at Freeborne Media and Sarah Richdon, a zoologist at Bristol Zoological Society.

Participating in Destination Canada’s Innovate Canada Oceans event

Last week I was in Victoria, BC, Canada to attend Destination Canada’s Innovate Canada Oceans event. Great meetings with ocean innovators and leaders from Canada and beyond.

How to accelerate ocean regeneration in Mexico

It was great to participate in the first Forum for the Ocean in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the 11th Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean. I was a keynote speaker on the theme of “Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity”. Read about my experience and presentation and watch the full video here.

Keynote speaker at Forum for the Ocean in Cancun

I’m looking forward to being a keynote speaker on the theme of “Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity” at the first Forum for the Ocean in Cancun, Mexico, next week, part of the 11th Festival of the Oceans of the Mexican Caribbean.

My essay on marine natural capital published in official T20 compendium for India’s G20 presidency

My essay on “Accelerating the SDGs through Investments in Marine Natural Capital” has been published as part of the official T20 compendium for India’s G20 presidency. The essay explores how investing in each of four marine ecosystems (coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass and seaweed) could accelerate the SDGs and harness the blue economy’s full potential.

Moderating two panels on the blue economy for World Ocean Day

This week is World Ocean Day! I am looking forward to moderating two panels on "Financing the Growth of the Blue Economy", organised by Simmons & Simmons and the Marine Conservation Society.

Ocean Impact Podcast: how the ocean flows through all 17 of the UN SDGs

Did you know that the ocean flows through all 17 of the UN SDGs? I spoke with Tim Silverwood from the Ocean Impact Organisation on the Ocean Impact Podcast about how the ocean is a solution to solving global challenges.

Leaving The Economist Group after 11 and a half years

After 11 and a half years I have decided to leave The Economist Group to pursue a new exciting adventure. It’s been an incredible journey! More about my new destination soon, but now is the time to reminisce about more than a decade at this great media company.

Speaking at the 2023 Earth Day Symposium hosted by the World Business Angels Investment Forum

This Saturday is Earth Day. To celebrate this occasion I will deliver the closing keynote on ocean sustainability at the 2023 Earth Day Symposium hosted by the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) Miami Office.

Article on blue carbon published in UN Today magazine

My article on the "Three reasons why 2023 could be the year of blue carbon" has been published in UN Today, the official magazine of United Nations international civil servants in Geneva. The article explores how blue carbon is vital in addressing the three interconnected planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

Celebrating women in the ocean economy

Economist Impact’s tenth annual World Ocean Summit & Expo took place from February 27th to March 1st in Lisbon, Portugal. The summit featured 188 speakers in more than 50 sessions across the three days, attracting more than 1,500 registered attendees. The month of March also celebrated International Women's Day and Women's History Month.

World Ocean Summit 2023: Six key takeaways from a remarkable ocean week

Economist Impact’s 10th World Ocean Summit wrapped up successfully on March 1st, having convened more than 1,000 delegates and almost 200 high-level speakers in Lisbon to discuss how to build a sustainable ocean economy. My six key takeaways from the World Ocean Summit are summarised here.

World Ocean Summit about to begin in Lisbon

Economist Impact's 10th annual World Ocean Summit and Expo in Lisbon in late February and early March will feature at least 180 speakers and 1,500 attendees with a focus on “Tackling the greatest challenges facing the ocean: climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution”. Ahead of the summit the World Ocean Initiative highlights blogs from some of the speakers.

Moderating at the World Ocean Summit in Lisbon

Economist Impact's World Ocean Summit (February 27th-March 1st in Lisbon) celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. I am looking forward to moderating many exciting sessions at the summit, on diverse topics from closing the finance gap to meet SDG14 and scaling private-sector blue finance to harnessing “blue biotechnology” and developing blue carbon projects.

Podcast: The Ocean – Big Business Tackling Climate Change

I recently spoke with Dieter Brockmeyer and Christian Salow for their "Two the power of MORE" podcast to explain how to unlock the power of the ocean to address the three major planetary crises: climate change, biodiversity, and pollution.

Inspiring ocean solutions

The World Ocean Summit in Lisbon at the end of February and early March will bring the ocean community together to inspire ocean solutions. This year will be vital in making progress on building a sustainable ocean economy in order to tackle the three interconnected planetary crises: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.

Podcast: Why should we invest in the blue economy?

The ocean is the world’s largest carbon sink and our biggest hope in the fight against climate change. Tune in to the latest episode of Beyond Business with Wärtsilä as I talk with Atte Palomäki and Andrea Morgante about how to build a sustainable ocean economy.