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Advisory Network

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“The members of the Advisory Network share the High Level Panel’s aim to advance a new relationship between humanity and the sea that protects the ocean and optimizes its value to humankind.” — Maria Damanaki, TNC

Advisory Network Co-Chairs

Global Environment Facility
Chairman and Managing Director
Hindustan Unilever
Global Managing Director for Oceans
The Nature Conservancy


The Advisory Network will support the High Level Panel’s goal of generating a set of pragmatic policy, governance, technology and investment recommendations and proposals for building a sustainable ocean economy. The Advisory Network will harness the advice of experts and practitioners, and will build on existing actions and initiatives from around the globe.

The Advisory Network is composed of business leaders, non-governmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations. It will bring a wider stakeholder voice to the High Level Panel, representing not only relevant sectors to the ocean economy, but also with a broad regional representation.  


The current list of participating organisations is detailed below. We note that this inclusive network will continue to be developed.


  • Aeon Co. Limited
  • Aqua-Spark
  • Austral Fisheries
  • BCI
  • Biomar
  • Biota
  • Blue Oceans Partner
  • Cargill
  • Cermaq
  • Credit Suisse
  • Equinor Equity Group Holdings Limited
  • Hatch
  • Hurtigruten AS
  • Iberostar
  • Inmarsat
  • Katapult Ocean
  • Kongsberg
  • Metro AG
  • MOWI
  • Nissui (Nippon Suisan Kaisha)
  • OceanHub Africa
  • Orsted
  • PADI
  • Rockefeller Capital Management
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Salmones Camanchaca
  • Stena Line
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Unilever
  • Wilhelmsen
  • Willis Towers Watson


  • 5 Gyres
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council
  • Blue Finance
  • Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustentable (CedePesca)
  • CLEAR Caribbean
  • Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO)
  • Conservation International
  • Coral Reef Alliance
  • EAT
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Fauna & Flora International
  • FishWise
  • George Washington University's International Institute of Tourism Studies
  • Global Fishing Watch
  • Global Maritime Forum
  • Global Penguin Society
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council
  • Good Planet Foundation
  • International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF)
  • International Pole and Line Foundation
  • International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
  • IUCN
  • Marine Stewardship Council
  • Marviva
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • National Geographic Society
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Ocean Energy Group
  • Ocean Impact Organization
  • Ocean Outcomes
  • Oceana
  • Oceano Azul Foundation
  • Pathfinder Foundation
  • Planet Tracker
  • Rare
  • REV Ocean
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Ocean Foundation
  • The Ocean Policy Research Institute
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Verite
  • World Resources Institute
  • WWF International


  • African Development Bank
  • Asia Pacific-Economic Cooperation
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • GEF
  • Indian Ocean Rim Association
  • Interamerican Development Bank
  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  • International Labour Organization
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • International Renewable Energy Organization (IRENA)
  • Nordic Development Fund
  • Norwegian Seafood Council
  • Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
  • Ramsar
  • The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea & Gulf of Aden (PERSGA)
  • UN Conference on Trade and Development
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UN Global Compact
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organisation


  • Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
  • Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
  • Fisheries Transparency Initiative
  • Global Salmon Initiative
  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA)
  • Natural Capital Coalition
  • Ocean Unite
  • Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship
  • Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Sustainable Ocean Alliance
  • World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers


  • Bloomberg Philanthropies


  • Advise the HLP: The Advisory Network will provide input to the Blue Papers, Scientific Synthesis Report and Recommendations and HLP Working Groups.

  • Inform and socialize stakeholders: The Advisory Network will inform other stakeholders about the work of the HLP and socialize the outcomes.

  • Act and innovate: The Advisory Network will catalyze innovative solutions. They will also commit to take action towards achieving a sustainable ocean economy.

  • Influence and multiply: The Advisory Network will seek to scale up actions and broadly influence change. They will work as multipliers through stakeholder engagement, media presence, and through other initiatives.