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Donations from Grant Makers
We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.
How do they operate?
Objectives: BLUE Carbon aims to raise the profile of the ocean as a climate change solution
Description: BLUE Carbon develop targeted evidence to better understand the role of marine habitats in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The major BLUE carbon habitats (mangroves, saltmarsh, and seagrass) are in rapid global decline. These habitats remain little understood and largely overlooked by policymakers. BLUE carbon therefore acts as a catalyst to build political ambition. This includes ensuring that the voluntary blue carbon market supports biodiversity recovery, is well-evidenced, transparent, and socially equitable
Objectives: BLUE Economics aims to quantify the real cost of destructive fishing while developing new ways of directing capital at scale towards ocean protection and restoration
Description: BLUE Economics examines and quantifies the oceans use including poor economics in areas like overfishing, assessment of sustainable fishing models and the value it can bring to local livelihoods. They also examine how protection and restoration can be delivered at scale and calculate the value of carbon, methane and nitrogen stored in marine life is being protected
Objectives: BLUE Legal aims to support the proper creation and enforcement of law at sea
Description: BLUE Legal develops strategic legal interventions to protect the marine environment in the UK and abroad, Working in collaboration with other environmental NGOs, and ﬁshing and community groups. They have fronted legal challenges, both in London and Brussels, over the continued (and potentially unlawful) presence of destructive bottom-towed ﬁshing gears on the Dogger Bank, an area protected by the powerful Habitats Directive and called the European Union’s distant-water ﬂeet out for ﬁshing for tuna beyond legal limits in the Indian
Objectives: BLUE Education aims to raise public awareness of how to restore healthy oceans through engaging with local communities, fishermen and young people
Description: Marine conservation education rarely features within school curriculum, meaning that younger generations often lack a personal interest in protecting the ocean. BLUE Education is bridging this gap through innovative educational materials, community engagement, capacity building, empowering ambassadors, connecting with schools and enhancing career opportunities for young adults
Objectives: BLUE Investigations aims to investigate harmful and unsustainable practices affecting oceans
Description: BLUE Investigations works to research, expose and combat harmful and unsustainable practices affecting oceans. Their investigations have included exposing and combating the overfishing of tropical tuna in the Indian Ocean and highlighting the UK’s role in the opaque deep-sea mining industry
Objectives: Blue Media aims to use short films, social and digital media to get the ocean’s story heard by global audiences
Description: BLUE Media work with partners and in coalitions to create short films, social media campaigns, virtual reality experiences and mainstream television that amplifies impacts of projects and finds key audiences within a conservation to inspire specific action for marine conservation
How effective are they?
|Y/E||Native Oysters restored to Solent waters||Litres of water filtered by oysters annually|
|Y/E||Km2 designated as marine reserves|
|Y/E||Boxes of sustainably-caught Lyme Bay seafood delivered to market|
Who works here?
Appointed: March 2015
Clare was a pioneer of environmental investing before joining BLUE in November 2014. She managed SRI funds at Jupiter, NPI and Henderson and was Head of Socially Responsible Investment at Aviva. In 2009 she founded WHEB Asset Management. As CEO of the Blue Marine foundation, she aims to combine the rigour of the investment world with her passion for solving environmental problems.
Co-founder and Executive Director
Charles made his name as an author and environmental journalist writing principally for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph for which he was Environment Editor for 22 years. His book The End of The Line and the award-winning documentary film that it inspired raised overfishing as a global problem.
DR DAVID TUDOR
David has worked in marine management for over 20 years. His experience includes running environmental campaigns on the beaches of Australia, researching marine plastic pollution in the Pacific, leading on policy advice at a pivotal time for the UK’s marine legislation, and working on the world’s largest offshore renewable energy programme.
Lynne is an ACCA qualified accountant with a passion for being underwater. Witnessing first-hand the effects of overfishing and pollution on marine life drew her from the corporate environment to the marine environment and as the Finance Director of BLUE, she helps protect our oceans through her love of spreadsheets
Dan started working for BLUE after freediving in the Orkney Islands and realising the extraordinary marine biodiversity (and absence of it) in our waters. With fifteen years of business experience, he supports BLUE project development and overall organisational growth, while also directing projects focused on the high seas and national marine parks.
Government Affairs Adviser
Adrian has 10+ years of policy and political experience in London, Brussels and Washington DC. He was Managing Director of Sancroft, has been Special Adviser to various Conservative MPs and worked at the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States. He has a degree in European Studies from the University of Cambridge.
Head of Partnerships
Sara-Jane used her experience in events management, design and marketing to set up a company in Indonesia helping to support domestic and international brands across the Asia Pacific region. Back in the UK, where she was brought up close to the Channel, she has brought her expertise and affinity with the sea to BLUE.
Head off Development
Emily was previously Head of Business Development at cleantech start-up bio-bean, the first UK company to industrialise the recycling of waste coffee grounds into biofuels, having joined the company at its inception. She studied Biological Sciences at Oxford University, specialising in species conservation and marine ecology.
Head of Investigations
As Head of BLUE’s Investigations Unit, Jess works to research, expose and combat harmful and unsustainable fishing practices. Her current focus is on the mismanagement of tuna stocks by RFMOs, as well as on the UK Government’s role in supporting potentially catastrophic deep-sea mining. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Town and is a dual British-South African national.
Head of International Projects
Halfway across the Pacific in an old sailboat, Rory came across an unregistered fishing vessel hauling tonnes of illegally caught bluefin tuna from the ocean. He sailed right home to help BLUE to reverse the crisis of overfishing. He is a Plymouth graduate with a love for underwater photography and surfing.
Head of Communications
Jo spent 12 years as a journalist and editor at the Guardian and Trinity Mirror, leading digital innovation and global storytelling. Working from her coastal home in Cornwall she has delivered some of BLUE’s most successful campaigns including #BackTheBlueBelt, #LocalFishForDinner and #FishForTomorrow.
Head of Projects (UK)
Morven is an experienced marine conservationist who has worked in a range of marine research, conservation and fisheries posts, such as management for recreational fisheries, addressing gear conflict and monitoring Marine Protected Areas. She has an MSc (Marine Environmental Management) from the University of York and has focused her interests around UK inshore fisheries.
How is it governed?
Current Trustees appointed
Age Range of Trustees:
- CRAIG DAVIESAppointed: 2013, Occupation: Chartered Accountant
- DR ARLO BRADYAppointed: 2012, Occupation: Director Public Relations, Freud Communications
- Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 30/07/2010, number: 1137209
- Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
- Complaints handling
- Conflicting interests
- Paying staff
- Risk management
Somerset HouseStrandLONDONWC2R 1LA
1 TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT BY PROMOTING MARINE PRESERVATION AND THE PREVENTION OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY DECLINE; AND 2 TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE CONSERVATION PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Defined Area of Benefit: UNDEFINED. IN PRACTICE, NATIONAL.
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