Nor-Shipping is an official partner for the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. Joining the Action Platform aligns with Nor-Shipping’s mission to support new sustainable solutions for the maritime industry. The Action Platform provides a chance for industry to work together and define a way forward for responsible leadership and business – creating an environment where we positively contribute to a more sustainable future, while still taking advantage of growing commercial opportunity.
Several meetings have been set up for the group working on the development of the UN Global Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform, and we are proud to host the next high-level meeting on the initiative in Norway at Nor-Shipping 2019. This isn’t just a handful of well-intentioned gatherings, but rather meeting points along the way on a journey towards a more profitable, secure and environmentally responsible future. Read more.
The UN has created a platform with actionable potential. Nor-Shipping is delighted to play part in this development, contributing with industry bandwidth and international visibility. We encourage all our visitors and stakeholders in this industry to join us and support this cause.
The Nor-Shipping exhibition and event programme tailor activity to address numerous SDG’s, with special focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life Below Water (SDG 14) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).
The Nor-Shipping Principles
Nor-Shipping has released the very first ‘Nor-Shipping Principles’, detailing both a code of conduct for exhibitors and participants and its commitment to supporting, and encouraging others to support, key UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Blue Economy hall
Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes an entire hall to the theme of Blue Economy. This will focus on showcasing and accelerating innovations and businesses that build commercial value in the ocean space, while safeguarding the environment and ensuring the sustainable use of resources. By providing content around maritime opportunities, this hall will gather pioneering examples of shipboard, port and underwater solutions, as well as cross-industry and business solutions. This is the world’s first dedicated commercial platform for maritime opportunities supporting the SDGs, showcasing tomorrow’s business solutions already today. Focus areas for the Blue Economy hall are based on the DNV GL opportunity report “Sustainable Development Goals – Exploring Maritime Opportunities – 2016”
Ocean Solutions Festival
The new initiative aims to create an arena in Oslo during the Nor-Shipping week to highlight ocean industry start-ups, young talent, sustainability, technology and innovation.
Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
Nor-Shipping is aiming to set a new benchmark for the maritime and ocean event segment with a move to achieve ISO 20121 certification from DNV GL. The initiative is a collaborative effort in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 (revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development). Head of Sustainability and Technology, Silje Bareksten, will, together with the ‘Project GREEN’ team at Norges Varemesse, manage the certification process alongside DNV GL. Read more.
‘Sea Meets Land’ funding initiative
Nor-Shipping and Nordic Innovation have partnered to help facilitate a new funding instrument aimed at supporting innovation and collaboration between land-based and ocean industries. From our perspective this initiative complements the Sustainable Development Goals Nor-Shipping has committed to, with particular regard to SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals. We want to encourage and enable new partnerships within the ocean space, creating not just business opportunity for our core maritime audience, but also feeding into the creation of sustainable activity that helps meet society’s needs going forward. Read more.
Learn more about the goals and what we do:
Investing in the future
For sustainable business, progressive environmental focus is increasingly imperative. With an increasingly complex risk picture, finance institutions take the environment very seriously and ask their customers and partners to do the same. Poor environmental performance will reject loans investors – and in some cases there may be no access to new financing at all. Those with smaller climate footprints will enjoy more favourable terms, with financial products geared to reward sustainability credentials. Here are examples of financial institutions that focus on ocean sustainability: