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Perspectives from World Economic Forum

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This year, I had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together over 3,000 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. I’ve attended the gathering in the past, and can say that this meeting was my favorite experience for a few reasons.

Ten New Markets Earmarked as Opportunities to Boost Lagging Sustainable Development Goals

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  • The Global Opportunity Report 2018 highlights four Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 10, 12, 13 and 14) that are at risk of missing their 2030 targets.
  • The report contains 10 new business opportunities which help these four goals progress.
  • The new Global Opportunity Report and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions collectively demonstrate market potential in all 17 Global Goals — including the ones we are least on track to reach.
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  • The Global Opportunity Report 2018 highlights four Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 10, 12, 13 and 14) that are at risk of missing their 2030 targets.
  • The report contains 10 new business opportunities which help these four goals progress.
  • The new Global Opportunity Report and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions collectively demonstrate market potential in all 17 Global Goals — including the ones we are least on track to reach.

First Seriola Farms Certified to ASC Standard

SCS Congratulates First Certified Client under New Standard: Kurose Suisan
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Standard, which establishes strict environmental and social requirements for farmed fish, is quickly gaining traction within the industry.

Albertsons Companies Announces New “Top 5 by 2022” Commitment to Responsibly Source Sushi

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BOISE, Idaho, January 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced the addition of the “Top 5 by 2022” Sushi Commitment to its Responsible Seafood Program.

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

Dell, Lonely Whale Launch Collaborative to Eliminate Marine Plastic Pollution

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An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today and every year around eight million metric tons more are being added. Earlier this year, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation warned that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans if a more effective system for global plastics is not put into place.

VIDEO | Introducing NextWave, A Cross-industry Collaboration Aimed at Developing the First Commercial-scale Ocean-bound Plastics Supply Chain

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Dell Inc. and Lonely Whale will form of a collaborative and open-source initiative called NextWave, convening General Motors, Trek Bicycle, Interface, Van de Sant, Humanscale, Bureo and Herman Miller. NextWave convenes leading technology and consumer-focused companies to develop the first-ever commercial-scale ocean-bound plastics supply chain.

Marina Bay Sands Tackles Sustainable Farming with WWF Partnership

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As part of an effort to raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature in Singapore (WWF). Together, they will focus on seafood and ocean conservation with goals including positive initiatives in Responsible Seafood, Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs), and Enhanced Green Meeting Packages.

An Intern’s Perspective: An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia

Developing Tetra Tech’s fisheries management and biodiversity conservation projects in Southeast Asia
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Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Dr. Gina Green, project manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Harvest (ECOFISH), Sustainable Ecosystem Approach (SEA), and OCEANs Partnership projects. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Dr. Gina Green, project manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Harvest (ECOFISH), Sustainable Ecosystem Approach (SEA), and OCEANs Partnership projects. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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