Sustainable Business

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions… in a way that serves the world and you. —Sir Richard Branson

Sustainable Business

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business.

These articles are written by ocean people who have turned their passion into profits, they offer guidelines for marine tourism and dive travel providers, dive operators, eco-resort managers and live-aboard captains. If you want to find sustainable ways forward, we have a special place for you.

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed? Update on Maya Bay

Can We Save Paradise From Being Destroyed? Update on Maya Bay

Remember “The Beach” a film from 2000 that featured a freshly scrubbed Leonardo DiCaprio frolicking on an idyllic beach in Thailand. The location was spectacular Maya Bay on the tiny island of Koh Phi Phi Leh. (photo - 20th Century Fox) The attention the film received...

Sustainable Tourism: Moonhole House on Bequia

Sustainable Tourism: Moonhole House on Bequia

From the deck of a sailboat, you catch an arch of stunning nature on the horizon. Dark volcanic stone forms a window into the lush green of the island of Bequia in the Grenadines. A wave crashes on the shore and as the spray dissolves into the air, it draws your...

Can Sushi Be Sustainable?

Can Sushi Be Sustainable?

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, and for true vegetarians this means no meat eating, like chicken, turkey, pork or beef.  Yet there is a lot of wiggle room (debate) about the definition of vegetarianism. Some people believe that vegetarians can eat fish, while...

The New Gold Rush: Part B, Is Deep Sea Mining Inevitable?

The New Gold Rush: Part B, Is Deep Sea Mining Inevitable?

In the first part of The New Gold Rush we described how the world is running out of many of the “rare metals” that modern technology relies on. Complicating the supply is that up to 97% of this production is monopolized by China. To find new sources for these metals,...

The New Gold Rush: Part B, Is Deep Sea Mining Inevitable?

The New Gold Rush: The Debate Over Deep Sea Mining, Part A

What if your cellphone stopped working. You decided to buy a new one but there were no more. New models were no longer being shipped because the manufacturer had run out of a key, rare metal. This is just the tip of the iceberg when you start considering the issues...

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