January 13, 2021

What Can Corporations do to Help Save the Ocean?

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The ocean’s main industries contribute more than $1.9 trillion a year to the global economy. A new study by researchers at Duke University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, titled “The Ocean 100,” shows the 100 largest transnational corporations account for 60 percent of these revenues.

Peter Thomson, U.N. special envoy for the ocean, writes that the study suggests the world could set new standards for how it manages the ocean by working closely together with these “keystone” businesses. In an op-ed for Al-Jazeera, Thomson discusses the role that the Ocean 100 corporations could play in restoring the health of the ocean.