SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
World Fisheries Trust believes corporations have responsibilities to stakeholders that share the same resource or environment.
We encourage better dialogue between business and communities and using a common interest approach for problem solving in all our programs.
All World Fisheries Trust projects are locally relevant with adaptive, results-based management.
We encourage socio-environmental responsibility by:
- Targeting appropriately: resource industry, aquaculture, agriculture and sewage treatment
- Making the economic argument: triple bottom line (people, planet, profit)
- Taking a social approach: common interest with community and activists
- Promoting incentives: carbon credits
WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES
World Fisheries Trust believes technology alone cannot save biodiversity. Ultimately, it is communities that will see the process through.
Working with communities on all WFT projects – locally and abroad – is crucial. We want all our projects, even the technical ones, to be sustainable.
Our community-based work involves:
- Empowerment (being inclusive)
- Providing technical training
- Building teams and balancing power
- Helping people manage conflict through recognition of “common interests”
- Building self-esteem
World Fisheries Trust changes attitudes by explaining how the environment functions and how people fit in to these processes.
We give youth the power to make positive changes through daily choices and attitudes. In schools, WFT’s Seaquaria Ocean Education division has built programs that will have life-long impacts.