NEWS

November 2023

LORENZO BERTELLI TO BECOME
“PATRON OF THE OCEAN DECADE ALLIANCE”

Vladimir Ryabinin – Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Magdalena Landry – Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Lorenzo Bertelli – Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Zazie Schafer – Director of the UNESCO Bureau of Strategic Planning, Francesca Santoro – IOC/UNESCO Senior Programme Officer

Milan, 9th November 2023 - Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada S.p.A. Executive Director & Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, has been invited by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay to become “Patron of the Ocean Decade Alliance”, a network of eminent partners of the Ocean Decade that, by way of example, catalyze support for the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 through targeted resource mobilization, networking, and influence.

Lorenzo Bertelli’s membership is in recognition of “Prada Group’s support of ocean literacy through its SEA BEYOND educational programme and also his personal vision and efforts to raise awareness of the vital role that the private sector can play in supporting ocean knowledge for sustainable development”.

Lorenzo Bertelli declared “I am delighted to accept this invitation to further amplify Prada Group’s commitment to protecting our ocean, through educating new generations on ocean literacy principles. This is the main aim of SEA BEYOND. We started this journey in 2019 and we can already see its positive impact in the enthusiasm, curiosity and passion of our young students. As a Decade Patron, I intend to foster cooperation between private companies and institutions and serve as an example, so that our collective actions can generate a far greater impact. There is still work to do and collaboration is essential to achieving collective goals”.

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LORENZO BERTELLI TO BECOME “PATRON OF THE OCEAN DECADE ALLIANCE”

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