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Mr. Nico De Golia in a blue blazer, with a broad smile, beard, and glasses.  He looks like a go-getter, and he is.
Nico De Golia, Director, Global Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Crowley Maritime Corporation

Our planet, economy and society are transforming, and the maritime industry is transforming right along with it.

Green Shipping: A Sustainability Journey for the U.S.’ Largest Ocean Carrier
Speaker: Nico De Golia,
Director, Global Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship,
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom (details below)

Video Available

About the Topic

As the operator of over 160 vessels in 35 countries and island territories, Crowley Maritime Corporation has committed to becoming the most innovative and sustainable maritime and logistics solutions provider in the Americas by 2025. Join Nico De Golia, global director for sustainability and corporate citizenship, to learn more about Crowley’s role in leading the industry toward a more sustainable future.

About the Speaker

Nico De Golia, Director, Global Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Crowley Maritime Corporation

Nico leads Crowley’s sustainability (Environmental, Social, and Governance-ESG) efforts to harness investment opportunity while helping the company ensure its relevance into 2026 and beyond, across all business units. By bringing together diverse stakeholders and data driven solutions, Nico drives Crowley’s ESG performance and enriches lives through innovative solutions, technologies and strategies done right.

Nico previously worked with the transport and logistics industry to advance more sustainable, climate-resilient, and inclusive operations through collaborative initiatives and research at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). At BSR, he helped to lead the transport collaboration portfolio including the Clean Cargo Working Group, the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance and the Future of Fuels Initiative.

Nico attended the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, where he was awarded an M.B.A. with a focus in Resilient Business Management and an M.A. in International Environmental Policy with dual-foci in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and Sustainable Business and Development. Additionally, Nico obtained professional certificates in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Management from the award-winning Frontier Market Scouts program. He also holds joint B.A. degrees in Geography and Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont and speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.


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