So far 42 industry professionals have completed our Sustainability in Practice management course. Participants of the online version due to Covid-19, said they appreciated the valuable distraction during these challenging times. Motivated by the strong uptake and positive feedback, we are pleased to announce that the next online course takes place on 23 & 24 July.
The programme will be divided over two days, taking 2.5 hours per day
The number of participants is capped at 14
Conference call technology will be used and the course slides will be shared by screen sharing
The online course covers the same content as the physical course and therefore qualifies as preparation for the optional post-course exam assignment.
Investment We offer the course at nearly cost price, at €315. The cost for the optional post-course exam assignment through the course provider remains at €380, making the total course package €695.
Programme The content of the course remains the same: Module 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case Module 2: Current Global & Local Sustainability Trends Module 3: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards & Guidelines. Measuring Environmental Impact Module 4: Sustainability Reporting Frameworks and Stakeholder’s Communication
Registration You are kindly invited to register here.
Today is World Oceans Day. This is an important day to celebrate our precious oceans, but it’s also a time for the superyacht industry to unite to help protect them. And for good reason. Our passion for the water is the very reason our industry exists. We are intrinsically connected to the oceans and our future relies on their health. At Water Revolution Foundation, we understand that the challenges facing our oceans are also the challenges of our own industry. Alongside our efforts to reduce the footprint of the superyacht industry, we recognise that for a well-rounded approach, we must also directly invest in conservation efforts.
Water Revolution Foundation reached another milestone when it was granted the status of a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). This status is only granted to non-profit organisations where their aims and activities go beyond serving the needs and interests of its partners or the industry it operates in.
The requirements are stringent and this PBO status reinforces Water Revolution Foundation’s core mission, laid in the articles of association, to repair and look after the world’s precious oceans and neutralise the environmental impact of the yachting industry. While started from within the superyacht industry and working on tools that help significantly with reducing our industry’s environmental footprint, without healthy oceans there is little reason to go yachting. Both missions go hand-in-hand and showcase a new hybrid model for the foundation, as well as for the superyacht industry in order to be future proof.
Benefits of the PBO status includes recognition and trust among stakeholders, such as governmental institutions, international organisations, but also philanthropic foundations supporting others. Also, donations, both monetary and intellectual property, and inherited capital are not taxed. It also increases potential access to project funding from national or institutional funds. Most important, however, is that Water Revolution’s true commitment to reaching its goals is being recognized and rewarded with this rare PBO status.
We are pleased to welcome Elisabetta Zerazion to the Water Revolution team as our scientific coordinator. Elisabetta has been instrumental in the development of our Yacht Assessment Tool and was on the panel during its launch at The Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam last November. Elisabetta is a life cycle assessment (LCA) expert, and brings with her a valuable skillset that is rare to find in the superyacht industry, yet crucial if we are to measure our environmental impact. We look forward to helping the superyacht industry assess and, ultimately, reduce its environmental impact. Elisabetta will starting working on the case studies developed together with the foundation’s partners to further fine-tune our tool and onboard the partners, who invested in this tool, first.