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Lloyd's Register Foundation presents

Safer World Conference 2022

Join our two-day hybrid conference exploring how we can ensure a safer world for years to come.

safer world conference 2022

Erik Giercksky

Erik Giercksky has led the UN Global Compact's work on Ocean since January 2018.  

UNGC is the UN's main body for cooperation with international business and is, with its 12,000 signatory companies and 4,000 civil society organizations, the world's largest sustainability initiative. The UNGC's board is chaired by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.  

The UNGC Ocean Stewardship Coalition consists of globally leading marine and maritime companies, as well as academic institutions, central UN organizations and NGOs. Since its inception, the work has been a significant normative factor for sustainability work in ocean-related industries. Of particular importance was the establishment of the Sustainable Ocean Principles during the UN General Assembly in 2019. Giercksky is also the lead author of the Blue Bonds Reference Paper, a reference document for the bond market's work on sustainability for ocean related companies and part of the World Bank's approach.  

Giercksky has previously worked as communications director in the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and has held leadership roles in a number of companies and organizations. Giercksky started his career as a Norwegian diplomat and was part of the team that led Norway's work with peace processes in different parts of the world.  

Giercksky has a master degree from the London School of Economics and from the University of Oslo.


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