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Bjørn Lomborg on the best ways to fight extreme poverty

Adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Bjørn Lomborg, writes for Project Syndicate about how we can help fight extreme poverty. Lomborg cites South Korea’s significant per capita income growth since 1950 as an example of what we should try and emulate in order to help the world’s poorest countries. Many of the United Nations’ proposed 169

Introducing Hanli Prinsloo: Freediving champion, ocean adventurer, and sustainability advocate

Introducing Hanli Prinsloo: Freediving champion, ocean adventurer, and sustainability advocate

Chartwell is thrilled to be representing Hanli Prinsloo exclusively for her global speaking engagements. An 11-times South African freediving record holder and one of the world’s foremost ocean adventurers, Hanli’s career has seen her freedive with marine megafauna from blue whales to tiger sharks. In her inspirational speeches, Hanli shares the lessons freediving has taught her about

UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh nominated for 2015 Observer Ethical Awards as "Campaigner of the Year"

UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh nominated for 2015 Observer Ethical Awards as “Campaigner of the Year”

Lewis Pugh, endurance swimmer and UN Patron of the Oceans, has been nominated for the 2015 Observer Ethical Awards as “Campaigner of the Year”. This category recognises the public-facing campaigner who has made the biggest difference to Observer readers, and put ethical issues on the global agenda. One of the world’s leading inspirational speakers, Lewis is a tireless

Ocean advocate and adventurer Hanli Prinsloo visits Cocos Island to promote shark understanding and protection

Hanli Prinsloo, ocean adventurer and world champion freediver, took a trip to Cocos Island to promote shark understanding and protection. The purpose of this trip was to address the decision makers in Costa Rica, who have allowed for an exception to the law against fishing for sharks. Costa Rican authorities claim that if sharks were a

Ocean advocate Lewis Pugh: swimming with icebergs to call for a marine protected area in Antarctica - Photo from lewispugh.com

Ocean advocate Lewis Pugh swam with icebergs to call for a marine protected area in Antarctica

Lewis Pugh, Patron of the Oceans for the United Nations, has completed five Antarctic swims intended to jolt Russia into backing his call for a giant marine protected area (MPA) encompassing the entire Ross Sea. The trouble is, Russia has vetoed the idea for each of the past four years. In the stretch of sea nearest to the South Pole

Lewis Pugh - Antarctica

Pioneering swimmer and ocean advocate Lewis Pugh to undertake “world’s most dangerous swim” in Antarctica

As a follow-up to his successful Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason – a summer time series of marathon swims in the warm waters of the Seven Ancient Seas – Lewis Pugh, Patron of the Oceans for the United Nations, is heading to the bottom of the planet to do another series of unprecedented swims. The

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