With 20 years experience in the Food Industry, Vincent is now Senior Adviser at United Nations Global Compact on Oceans as well as director for the Food Programme for the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Vincent leads the charitable objectives of the Foundation through the funding of innovative projects to drive safety in the food supply chain. Partnering with UN, FAO, The World Bank, WWF, Universities, NGO’s and large brands, Vincent led and released the “Seaweed Manifesto” in a call to scale up the seaweed industry in order to address some of the world most important challenges (hunger, global warming, pollution, poverty etc..). Vincent is now co-leading the first international platform for Seaweed Stakeholders, the Safe Seaweed Coalition. He is also part of the expert panel to define the algae strategy at the European Commission and support the preparation of the UN Food System Summit next fall.
About United Nations Global Compact :
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with 13000 corporate participants and other stakeholders over 170 countries with two objectives: “Mainstream the ten principles in business activities around the world” and “Catalyse actions in support of broader UN goals. It is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labor groups and civil society
About Lloyd’s Register Foundation :
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a charity with a mission is to enhance safety of life and property, and advance public education. It is based in the UK but gives grants globally. Lloyd’s Register Foundation is also the sole shareholder of the Lloyd’s Register Group who started out in 1760 as a marine classification society and is today one of the world’s leading providers of verification services in over 75 countries worldwide. The revenues from the Foundation comes from the Group dividends and from investments.