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A boy sitting on a boat moving through mangroves
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Coming Soon
(Photo courtesy of Selva Shrimp)
Darian McBain
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/ Darian McBain, PhD

Darian McBain is a globally experienced Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), advisor and board member. She is a world recognised expert, speaker and author on sustainability, ESG, supply chains, ocean economy, business human rights and sustainable finance. She is a UN SDG Pioneer for a Sustainable Ocean Economy 2021, a Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 2020, and was named one of Asia's Top Sustainability Superwomen.

Darian is the CEO and Founder of Outsourced Chief Sustainability Officer Asia (OCSO Asia). Darian was the inaugural Chief Sustainability Officer for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the first CSO for a central bank globally. Prior to this, she was the Global Director of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability for Thai Union, a multi-billion dollar listed FMCG company operating globally and headquartered in Asia. With Thai Union she created an award winning sustainability strategy which was ranked first in the food category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Seafood Stewardship Index for multiple years. Darian is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Program /
Solving the Carbon Puzzle: Hot Spots, Unanswered Questions, and Opportunities for Action


Robert Parker (PhD), Senior Coordinator for Green House Gasses, Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Dave Robb (PhD), Group Sustainability Lead, Cargill Aqua Nutrition (representing the IDH Aquaculture Working Group)

Climate Action in the Flower Sector

Presented by Sibbe Krol, Director of Sustainability, Bloom & Wild Group 

Feed and Retail Perspectives

Presented by:

Jorge Díaz, Sustainability Director, Skretting

Other speakers to be announced

Coffee Break
Pitch and Panel: What Is in It for You?

This session will present two case studies. The first case study comes from GPS group, which works on electrifying Ecuador's shrimp farms. The second case comes from Thai Union's Decarbonization Initiative in Asia. A panel discussion will follow the presentations. 

Presented by:

Patricio Salazar Benitez, Owner and President, GPS Group

Blake Stok, Director of Sustainability, Thai Union North America

Unravelling the Business Promise and Value Streams of Integrating Shrimp Farm Improvement and Mangrove Restoration

Presented by Dane Klinger, Director of Aquaculture, Conservation International

Closing Remarks
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