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SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report

From Sustainable Brands By Libby McCarthy The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has released its first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, during the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters. The report, produced by the youth initiative of SDSN (SDSN Youth) identifies and celebrates youth-led projects and groundbreaking ideas to achieve the Sustainable Development […]

Pineapple Fund drops $1M on the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and its new accelerator

From Techcrunch By: Devin Coldewey Less than a month ago I was happy to be able to write about a new accelerator focused narrowly on technological solutions to problems faced by our oceans — and today the organization behind that accelerator has announced that the mysterious Pineapple Fund has backed its conservation play to the tune of $1 million. Daniela Fernandez, CEO and founder of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and […]

Redefining the Good Life: The Investing Power of Millennials

On May 22-25th, SOA Founder & CEO Daniela Fernandez attended and spoke at the Sustainable Brands Forum in Detroit, Michigan. Before attending the Forum, Daniela wrote an article on the investing power of millennials, bringing to light the opportunistic scenario millennials are presented with and describing how they can tackle the problems at hand. “Over the next few years, the private sector will inherit the enormous […]

Celebrating a Living Ocean of Wonder

We are connected to the ocean and depend on it every day. In anticipation of the World Ocean Festival on June 4th in New York City, SOA’s Program Director Sebastian Nicholls wrote an article that was featured in the Huffington Post. “If you’ve taken more than one breath in your life, you’ve depended on the ocean to survive. If you’ve ever eaten food that took […]

The Next Wave of Ocean Leaders

SOA Founder & CEO Daniela Fernandez was featured on the Economist. “Every investment made in a young mind and every new idea that is forged through cross-generational collaboration will allow us to leave behind healthy oceans full of life.”  

Millennials Catch the Wave

SOA Founder & CEO Daniela Fernandez relives her story and describes SOA’s mission in a Naitonal Georgraphic featured peice. “By creating engagement opportunities that highlight the millennial perspective, establishing youth advisory councils and mentorship programs, non-governmental organizations can become the breeding grounds for the next generation of ocean leaders.”  

U.N. Honors Sustainable Oceans Alliance

Georgetown University features a piece on SOA and Daniela Fernandez’s success. “Fernandez is focusing her own energies on external relations and long-term planning as the organization’s Board Chair. Where she goes next is still up in the air. But as far as college careers go, a UN recognition for your organization isn’t a bad final chapter.”  

A New Raft of Ocean Heroes

In an article in National Geographic, David Helvarg from Blue Frontier calls SOA Founder & CEO Daniela Fernandez an ‘Ocean Hero.’ Daniela is also awarded the Christopher Benchley Youth Award.