Sustainability Directors Roundtable with Prof. Steve Fletcher, Member of the International Resources Panel, United Nations

Please note, this is a private event, by invitation only, and is intended specifically for Sustainability Directors. The invitees are carefully selected in line with The Whitehall and Industry Group’s charitable purpose, representing organisations from a variety of sectors, to bring a range of views and perspectives. If you or a colleague would like to be considered for future roundtables in this series, then please feel free to email us on [email protected]

In this Roundtable discussion, Sustainability Directors from across the sectors will come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with increasing resource efficiency at a global scale, and how the UK trade more sustainably with the rest of the world. Steve Fletcher, Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy, and Director of the Sustainability and the Environment research theme, at Portsmouth University, and Member of the International Resources Panel, United Nations will open the session, before an open conversation involving all.

  • Prof. Steve Fletcher


    United Nations International Resource Panel

    Steve Fletcher is a Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy, and Director of the Sustainability and the Environment research theme, at the University of Portsmouth. As one of the top 10 most-cited scientists in the field of Marine Policy, he also leads the University’s Revolution Plastics initiative and has over 20 years' experience in ocean conservation research and practice.  Steve is also Ocean Lead of the International Resource Panel by UN Environment, and former Chief Strategy Officer for the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. He continues to work extensively with the UN family of ocean and biodiversity conventions, governments, agencies, businesses, universities and a wider network of international conservation organisations. After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Geography (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Steve completed an MSc in Coastal Zone Management (Bournemouth University). He later served as a Scientific Officer at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, before compelting a PgCert in Teaching and Learning in HE, then a PhD in Coastal Management in the UK (both at Nottingham Trent University). Steve has also previously served as the University of Plymouyh’s Director of the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, and as Associate Head of the School of Marine Science and Engineering - and held positions on the editorial boards of the Coastal Management Journal and the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.



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