María Eugenia Girón



Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species . Our offices in Europe, North America, Central America and South America work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.

Member of International Board

Oceana’s board of directors is an accomplished group of individuals from around the world whose purpose is to steer Oceana’s campaigns to efficiently and effectively protect and restore the oceans.


Oceana Board Meeting in San Sebastián. September 2014. Photos by Pablo Almansa.




This award is a distinction of exclusively social and cultural nature aimed at annually acknowledging the best business practices, strategies and innovations, and activities of various sustainability-related sectors in the luxury industry. The recipients -institutions and/or people- may be manufacturers, importers, exporters and/or those who somehow produce and/or market luxury goods and/or services and/or experiences. Likewise, the academic and/or research work, as well as the professional work in the media/journalism in connection with the sustainable luxury industry are also awarded.

Member of Advisory Board

The Advisory Board has the objective of identifying challenges as well as defining the strategies and tactics to achieve the award goal. That is providing visibility to entrepreneurs in sustainable premium and luxury projects.

Member of the Jury

Members of Jury have the responsibility of identifying candidates and voting for best projects for the award categories.


Publication (will be available May 2014)

Sustainable Luxury and Entrepreneurship. Stories from the pioneers:portada