Solving for marine plastic waste

Event Details
  • June 26th, Wednesday, 2:45pm - 4:15pm
  • Room 311

Plastic pollution in the ocean has dire implications for all marine life, humans and the entire planet. Approximately 9 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of 5 plastic grocery bags stuffed with trash on every foot of coastline around the world.

Moderated by National Geographic Society, this call to action-session will introduce innovative solutions that AVPN members are supporting and incubating, aiming to foster support for the environmental projects across the region. Through highlighting grant making and social investment opportunities for plastic waste solutions in the region we will help create a more vibrant and sustainable ecosystem.

Key Takeaways

  • Surface the most pressing challenges that require urgent action from social and impact investors as well as the innovators and incubators
  • Explore funding opportunities from social and impact investors to amplify impact in these challenges
  • Highlight scalable opportunities to solve the ocean plastic waste issues
  • Valerie Craig

    Valerie Craig

    Deputy to the Chief Scientist & Vice President, Operating Programs National Geographic Society

  • Simon Baldwin

    Simon Baldwin

    Indonesia Lead SecondMuse

  • Regula Schegg

    Regula Schegg

    Managing Director, Asia Circulate Capital

  • Nurdiana Darus

    Nurdiana Darus

    Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Unilever

  • Arthur Huang

    Arthur Huang

    National Geographic Explorer National Geographic Society

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