Sam Teicher – Year after year, coral in the Bahamas pale and diminish. And then, from nowhere in 2019, they faced the punishing wrath of a record-shattering hurricane.
Sam Teicher is the co-founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita, a company that grows resilient corals up to 50x faster to restore dying reefs. He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, analyzed climate change as a national security threat during his master’s program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, somehow still plays front row for the Freeport Rugby Club, and has been in love with the ocean since becoming a scuba diver as a child.
Anne Mäusbacher – A few years ago, when I told people about my initiative, Beach Cleaner, I was often asked ‘What was the point of the programme?’ Being based in Nuremberg, Germany, we weren’t exactly near the ocean and people would say, ‘We don’t live by the sea, so what’s the ocean got to do with conservation?’ I wanted to change that perception.
Anne Mäusbacher is the founder of Beach Cleaner. The initiative was launched in 2015 in the fight against ocean plastic pollution and the mission to live plastic free in everyday family life. She lives with her family in Nuremberg and prefers to spend her time by the water. It goes without question she wants to protect it as well.
Richard Branson – What a year for the Necker Cup – hall of fame tennis legends, current stars, and a wonderful group of amateurs playing our favourite sport in the most perfect setting. It really is tennis paradise.
Founder of Virgin Group.
Emily Landis – Coastal wetlands are unique places where rivers meet the ocean. In these locations, the mixing of salt and fresh water gives rise to a rich hotspot of biodiversity, some of which are the most productive ecosystems in the world.
Emily Landis is the Wetlands Strategy Lead at The Nature Conservancy’s World Office. Emily supports the global restoration and protection of coastal wetlands, conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.