Changing Tides: Perspectives on The Rise of Entrepreneurship in Ocean and Coastal Sustainability
But what is the best avenue for achieving ocean and coastal environmental protection and restoration goals? Traditionally, much of the responsibility has fallen on academia, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); however, in recent years industry has also played a greatly increasing role in working towards achieving sustainability as businesses aim to reduce their environmental and social impacts. Yet, not everyone who is interested in working towards a more sustainable world will be part of one of these "traditional" avenues. As more individuals get involved in increasing environmental awareness and facilitating environmental protection, another avenue has been growing in popularity in the realm of ocean and coastal sustainability: entrepreneurship. This presentation will discuss perspectives on each of the previously-mentioned "avenues", with particular emphasis placed on why entrepreneurship will likely become one of the most important ways that we achieve a more sustainable world.