The ‘All Aboard Alliance’ has officially launched and we’re very proud to have played a significant role as a Founding Knowledge Partner. This important initiative has been brought together by the Global Maritime Forum and brings together a community of 26 leading shipping organisations to drive greater progress towards a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive maritime industry.
Reflecting our emphasis on actions rather than words, the launch took place at the first high-level meeting of the alliance in Zurich. Over two days, the founding members and supporting organisations, including our founder Heidi Heseltine representing the DSG, established the initial work programme for the alliance.
It was really encouraging to see the enthusiasm and commitment from the founding members, all of whom recognise the central importance of DEI not just for their organisations, but for the future of our industry, and not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is also business-critical. DE&I plays a vital role, not just in order to attract and retain the talent that our industry needs and to meet the expectations of today’s employees, but to address the challenges that shipping faces; not least in unlocking the creativity, innovation and problem-solving capabilities that we will need to meet our decarbonisation and sustainability goals.
The Diversity Study Group has been working with the GMF for a number of months to prepare for the launch of the All Aboard Alliance and we are thrilled that it has now been launched. We are looking forward to working with the members as we seek to build a framework for collaborative action and accountability that will help to make the maritime industry more diverse, equitable and inclusive.
You can read more about the launch of the Alliance here: