Robert van Tol, the executive director of the non-profit Water Revolution Foundation, is focused on driving and accelerating sustainability in the superyacht industry. In fact, as you may remember from a popular podcast we did with van Tol last year, Water Revolution Foundation is proving to shipyards, designers, suppliers, and more that they can pro-actively establish the industry’s own sustainability agenda. Not only that, but the agenda can and should go beyond legislative requirements, too.
The question is, of course, how does an individual or company willing to embrace this figure out where to start? The solution comes in the form of specialized sustainability training. The Water Revolution Foundation has partnered with the Centre of Sustainability & Excellence (CSE), a renowned sustainability training institute, to provide a credited and proven program tailored to the industry. Our editor, Diane M. Byrne, therefore interviewed Nikos Avlonas, the president of CSE, along with van Tol for a new podcast. Avlonas is additionally the co-author of the book Practical Sustainability Strategies and vice president of the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute.
In this episode of Megayacht News Radio, van Tol and Avlonas discuss:
- how their two organizations came to work with one another
- how sustainability means far more than reducing fossil-fuel consumption or plastics usage—and in fact has a societal impact
- why being proactive can solve a workforce issue, as well as raise a company’s image among yacht buyers
- and more.
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Centre of Sustainability and Excellence cse-net.org
Water Revolution Foundation waterrevolutionfoundation.org