May 24, 2021: In honor of World Ocean Day, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will be collaborating with the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) to present “Inside the E, the S and the G” with CMA Shipping. To be held on World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2021 (10:00 – 11:30am EDT), the webinar will bring ground breakers from across the shipping industry and maritime education to give top tier insight on the importance, ability and processes behind incorporating proper Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs. Proper execution of ESG criteria allows investors to strategically avoid companies that may pose a great financial risk due to improper practices. The world is increasingly putting emphasis on the importance of sustainability; following proper ESG criteria will allow companies to mitigate any unforeseen losses from environmental, social or governance oversights.
NAMEPA and CMA’s event will reflect on how the shipping industry is currently aligning with ESG criteria, how it needs to improve and what we can expect for the future. This important event will showcase how proper ESG can positively impact companies’ success economically and environmentally by bringing industry leaders together to discuss proper strategies and applications of ESG.
Agenda items include:
What does ESG mean for ship owners? Jeff Pribor, Chief Financial Officer, International Seaways
NAMEPA’s CSR/ESG Maritime Sustainability Program Captain Anuj Chopra, CEO ESGPlus
How we can support the industry on the “S”. Andrew Baransky, Interim Program Manager, USMMA
Mitigating risk in Governance. Cynthia Hudson, CEO HudsonCyber
Registration is complementary.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at:

The Connecticut Maritime Association is an organization for its members, by its members. From ship owners and managers, to bunker brokers and tug-boat operators, from lawyers and underwriters to brokers and shippers, each of the 1,600+ CMA members worldwide has an equal and separate vote. Today, Southwestern Connecticut is home to more maritime-related businesses than any comparable area in the US and has become one of the most important shipping centers in North America and the shipping world. To find out more about the CMA, please visit

NAMEPA is extremely proud of its contribution to the maritime industry with its CSR/ESG Program being the first known standards program of its kind developed especially for the maritime industry. Successful participants of NAMEPA’s CSR/ESG Program receive the Maritime Sustainability Passport and MSP Seal, signifying a participant has met, or exceeded benchmarks set by the program. The program encompasses the three strategies of CSR/ESG: environment, corporate governance, and the human element.
\ Photo Credit: Cynthia Hudson, CEO HudsonCyber