The ConsultantSeas team is back from Pollutec!

The ConsultantSeas team is back from Pollutec!

The ConsultantSeas team is back from Pollutec!

Back from the Pollutec 2021 exhibition, we offer you an insight into our learnings and the highlights of our participation.

The tone of this edition was set at the opening ceremony of the Sea and Coast forum: the challenges of plastic pollution at sea must be tackled through the commitment of stakeholders on land, a vision shared by our consultancy. Raphaëla Le Gouvello, the sponsor of the forum and founder of the RespectOcean network, of which ConsultantSeas is a member, led this first conference on the challenges of protecting the ocean, and the Mediterranean in particular.

Marie, Elodie and Camille were able to move among 50,000 visitors and 2,200 exhibitors, who came to discuss the issues and solutions for the ecological transition. Through meetings on our stand and B2B meetings, we were able to meet new players, answer questions on plastics strategies and initiate new partnerships. An opportunity to explore new synergies at the crossroads of plastic pollution and ocean preservation.

It was also a great opportunity to meet again with members of the BeMed Business College and the RespectOcean network and to share a pleasant moment.

The ConsultantSeas team with Lucile Courtial and Florent Kohler. 

Camille, Marie and Elodie in front of the booth.

Plastic-related issues were at the forefront of more than 400 conferences at Pollutec and about 20 at the Sea and Coast forum. Key players Patrick Deixonne (Expedition 7th Continent) and Simon Bernard (Plastic Odyssey) reminded us of the importance of multi-sector and multi-partner action to reduce plastic upstream of pollution at sea.

The Director of ConsultantSeas, Marie Le Texier, led a conference on the role of companies in preventing plastic pollution. This was an opportune moment for our guests Lucile Courtial (Secretary-General of the BeMed association) and Florent Kohler (Area Key Account Director of the InterContinental Marseille – Bordeaux – Lyon) who came to share their experience in terms of multi-stakeholder commitments to move towards systemic changes and reduce plastic pollution at sea. 

As a bonus, this week also saw the announcement of Brest as the host city for the One Ocean Summit early next year. This is very good news for the region’s dynamic approach to maritime issues!

The Pollutec exhibition, and more particularly the Sea and Coast forum, was a key event in the ConsultantSeas agenda to exchange with an ecosystem of players in the ecological transition, to communicate on the firm’s work and to draw attention to the challenges of marine plastic pollution. 

A big thank you to all of you for coming to discuss with our team at Pollutec!

Marie Le Texier with Lucile Courtial and Florent Kohler during the conference. 

Celebrating ConsultantSeas third anniversary and new website!

Celebrating ConsultantSeas third anniversary and new website!

Celebrating ConsultantSeas third anniversary and new website!

This year, ConsultantSeas is celebrating its third anniversary. We were very lucky to receive a nice package, free of plastic wrapping and full of gifts! There we found :

  • 1 completely revised and updated website, to highlight the developments and successes of the recent years
  • 2 new full-time colleagues, to work side by side with Marie and our freelancers
  • 3 pillars, to structure our consulting offer – Advising, gathering and coordinating multi-stakeholder partnerships, providing technical expertise

And it does not stop there, the list goes on…

  • Four case studies, to illustrate our expertise and some of our achievements
  • Five verbatims, from our clients thanking us
  • Six partners, to support us in our missions

… and on again, if we count all our missions and clients, current and future.  We are definitely very lucky. And this is just the beginning of our adventure, we can’t wait for our 4th birthday celebration!

Thank you for your support and your trust!

And last but not least, a very special thank you to Séverine CHAUSSY for her work on the conception of the website.

ConsultantSeas’ team wishes you all a Happy New Year !

ConsultantSeas’ team wishes you all a Happy New Year !

ConsultantSeas’ team wishes you all a Happy New Year !

Looking back on a pivotal year and heading towards 2021 for ConsultantSeas!

From an environmental point of view, 2020 will remain marked by a major paradox. On one hand, the economic crisis caused by the sanitary situation led to budget cuts within many companies, and particularly on CSR budgets. On the other hand, the successive lockdowns and sharp slowdown in the global economy raised environmental awareness within companies and among the employees of these same firms.

How did ConsultantSeas manage to navigate through this situation?  

We are delighted that our clients were able to maintain their commitments! We have been very lucky to experience a dense and intense year, notably marked by the public launch of the BeMed Business Club at the end of November 2020. The Club aims at facilitating exchanges between companies from the whole plastics’ value chain, scientists and NGOs active on the field, in order to encourage collective emulation and fight against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean. The first members of this College, Veolia, the Monte-Carlo group Société des Bains de Mer, Chanel, Haribo and Carrefour, have already started working and are fully committed to its activities.

This year was also marked by our ConsultantSeas team’s structuration, which continues to grow with the recent arrival of Diane Vaschalde and Elodie Solal onboard, respectively as manager and junior consultant. We are now about fifteen, counting, in addition to the core full-time team, our freelance consultants supporting our various missions.

2021 will be the opportunity for us to continue supporting our clients in facing a changing world accelerated by the crisis. A change that will require a number of adjustments, both strategic and operational, for players wanting to be part of tomorrow’s world.

We are extremely pleased and proud to be a part of this transition. 

The whole ConsultantSeas team wishes you an excellent year 2021!

The next generation of students is ready to face the greatest environmental challenges to come

The next generation of students is ready to face the greatest environmental challenges to come

The next generation of students is ready to face the greatest environmental challenges to come

ConsultantSeas attended the Carrefours HEC Carreer Fair last Thursday, Jan 23rd. The opportunity for us to see that the new generation of students is aware of global sustainability challenges and is willing to contribute to solving them.

The trend continues. Young graduates are increasingly seeking a first professional experience in a start-up or an SME rather than in a large organization. Several studies in 2017 and 2018 confirm this trend. More than ever, green and sustainability jobs are gaining momentum.

We were able to experience this from the inside during the day we spent on HEC Paris campus for the big career fair that was organized last Thursday Jan. 23rd. We were amazed at the level of interest generated by ConsultantSeas. A consultancy specialized in ocean sustainability is ultimately the combination of the desire for demanding, training and consulting jobs and the personal aspirations and convictions of these young people.

Marie Le Texier, ready to welcome students at ConsultantSeas’ stand at HEC Career Fair 2020

« I would like to work in the field of consulting but at the same time, I feel more and more concerned by environmental issues. ConsultantSeas seems to combine these two aspects”, one of them confides to me.

This change in mentality is a great signal for our planet and our ocean. If young talents begin their careers with the aim to contribute to improving our production and consumption models, then tomorrow’s leaders will all be aware of these issues. Their ‘mindset’ will have been configured differently from that of their elders. Environmental and social concerns will be at the core of all business strategies.

We are extremely happy and filled with positive energy thanks to all these wonderful meetings last week. The world of tomorrow is in the making. And ConsultantSeas is most happy and proud to be right at the center of this dynamic!














ConsultantSeas’ team wishes you all a Happy New Year !

ConsultantSeas’ team wishes you all a Happy New Year !

ConsultantSeas’ team wishes you all a Happy New Year !

Moving from one year to another, what’s more from a decade to another, is a perfect opportunity to take stock of the past year. What have been ConsultantSeas’s main highlights in 2020? Here is a feedback on a busy year, before moving on to 2020.

Among the main events for us in 2019 is, with no doubt, the signing of the French Pact on Plastic Packaging last February 21st. ConsultantSeas was in charge of ensuring the consultation between all 14 signatories – 11 of the biggest food and beverage companies in France, the French Ministry of Environment, Tara Ocean Foundation and WWF, in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. We have also coordinated the implementation of the Pact’s engagements in its first year. More information to come on the Pact’s anniversary on Feb. 21st 2020. Stay tuned!

2019 was also the opportunity for ConsultantSeas to work for the first time in the sports event sector, alongside the organizers of the famous sailing race The Ocean Race (former Volvo Ocean Race). We worked together to design and implement their first two Innovation Workshops held in Genoa last September. A public communication on those two events is currently being planned.

The rest of the content of our assignments being confidential, we will stop here for the feedback on our 2019 projects. We are eager to share some results with you, especially regarding the Mediterranean Basin, but patience is the key word here.  

Beyond those achievements, ConsultantSeas’ team also grew in 2019. Tatiana Fedotova, Emmanuelle Huet, Sara Traubel et Nicholas Davis joined us as strategic advisor, full time junior consultant, and freelance support respectively. A warm thank you to all of you for your hard-work!

What about 2020 ?

Based on these statements, what are our main perspectives for 2020?

  • Pursue and consolidate these outcomes. It is essential for us to implement long-lasting solutions. This is in fact the essence of ‘sustainability’.
  • Develop new types of projects, offers and reach out to new industrial sectors concerned with plastic pollution.
  • Continue to implement our values – righteousness, sincerity, ethics – and our vision: Innovative solutions and collaborative business models to sustainably protect the ocean from pollution.

A very happy New Year to all of you!