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Business for Ocean Sustainability

Second edition
A Global Perspective

Objectives of the Report

Objectives of the Report

The ocean matters and has widespread implications beyond the ocean itself

The ocean matters and has widespread implications beyond the ocean itself


Source: Authors’ elaborations based on World Bank (2013); OECD (2014); FAO; Eurostat Database; Rystad Energy Database; WTTC; IHS Markit and various industry reports
Despite its later start, ocean-related issues have strongly increased in relevance for companies

Despite its later start, ocean-related issues have strongly increased in relevance for companies

Successfully addressing ocean-related topics requires awareness and activation

Successfully addressing ocean-related topics requires awareness and activation


1 Include: Fisheries and aquaculture, maritime transportation, Shipbuilding and Repair, ports and Warehousing

Source: Natural Language Processing and lexicometry methodologies on a sample of 626 individual companies’ sustainability reports from Datamaran and other databases
Sustainability leaders exist and they care about the ocean


Source: Natural Language Processing and lexicometry methodologies on a sample of 626 individual companies’ sustainability reports from Datamaran and other databases

Sustainability leaders exist and they care about the ocean

Activation boost: supply chain initiatives can trigger actions towards the ocean

Activation boost: supply chain initiatives can trigger actions towards the ocean


Source: Qualitative analysis of 69 ocean economy (fisheries and aquaculture, maritime transportation, ports and warehousing, shipbuilding and repair) and 36 non-ocean economy companies’ sustainability reports
Transparency boost: the need for an ocean disclosure initiative

Source: Authors’ elaborations from Datamaran Database; sample: 1.664 individual companies’ sustainability reports

Transparency boost: the need for an ocean disclosure initiative

Next steps and beyond

Next steps and beyond