News - Blue Economy

A blog post by John Virdin (Nicholas Institute) and Raian Divanbeigi (World Bank) summarizes the findings of a World Bank Learning Engagement Note on maximizing potential job benefits in fisheries projects.

Henrik Österblom (Stockholm University) and John Virdin (Nicholas Institute) spoke to Ocean Science Radio about the dominance of the ocean economy by a small group of companies.

John Virdin was among the experts who spoke to New Scientist for a cover story on how the rapid increase in ocean-based industry can be balanced with vital environmental protections.

John Virdin spoke with the Italian newspaper il Bollettino about the impacts of the blue acceleration and ways to improve ocean sustainability.

By investing in coastal ecosystems, companies can reduce costs, improve operations including employee retention, generate financial gains, or enhance their reputation, write Ignace Beguin Billecocq and Tibor Vegh for the UNFCCC's Race to Resilience website.

Researchers at Duke University and the Stockholm Resilience Center discovered in a recent study that a relatively small number of companies generate most of the revenues from using the ocean. Writing for The Conversation, three of the study's authors explored the risks of such a high concentration of wealth in the ocean economy, as well as the potential for the Ocean 100 to lead the way in making their industries more sustainable.

A hundred companies earn most of the revenue generated from ocean-based industries like offshore energy, according to a new study. Lead author John Virdin spoke to Energywire about why so much of the ocean economy is concentrated among the "Ocean 100" and discussed the implications for meeting ocean sustainability goals.

For the first time, researchers have identified 100 transnational corporations that take home the majority of profits from the ocean's economy, EcoWatch reports.

Peter Thomson, U.N. special envoy for the ocean, writes in an op-ed about the role that the “The Ocean 100” corporations could play in ocean sustainability and stewardship.

Just 100 companies account for most of the profits from the world’s seas, researchers from Duke University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre said on Wednesday. The researchers are calling on the companies to help save the oceans from over-fishing, rising temperatures, and pollution, Reuters reported.