Thursday Jan 12, 2012

Serial Entrepreneur

Start Date:2012-01-12
End Date:2012-01-12

Short Descirption:

How an Environmental Cause can Create Change and Opportunities

Presented by Douglas Woodring,Co-founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance

Long Description:



Serial Entrepreneur
How an Environmental Cause can Create Change and Opportunities

Presented by Douglas Woodring
Co-founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance

Event Details


Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Main Topic:
Serial Entrepreneur – How an Environmental Cause can Create Change and Opportunities
Douglas Woodring has worked in Hong Kong for the past 18 years in a variety of entrepreneurial roles, but the last three years have all been dedicated to non-profit issues, mainly related to ocean protection and plastic pollution.  Using the creativity and innovation needed with entrepreneurial start-ups, he has received global press for the work that his group has been focused on.  This includes being selected as a United Nations “Climate Hero,” and a double commitment maker at the Clinton Global Initiative.  Because the issue being focused on is man-made, and related to plastic pollution, which every country in the world has an issue with; a wide range of opportunities in technologies, processes and solutions is the result of bringing this issue to a new level in awareness.

Learn about the issues at hand, some of the solutions that are needed, and how entrepreneurial thinking can begin to bring about both change, and opportunities, for all types of different communities facing the same challenge.

After the presentation, the session will continue in an interactive Q & A format where members and guests are encouraged to discuss relevant issues with our guest speaker.



Skylark Lounge
1/F Parekh House
63 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2801-6018
Happy hour 2 for 1 drinks will be in effect at Skylark from 6:00 to 9:00.



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This event is free for MEMBERS and $100 for non-members. Please send your registration to


About our speaker:

Douglas Woodring
Co-founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance

Douglas Woodring is the co-founder of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, which is focused on bringing innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean.  Two global preventative projects on the issues of plastic waste were announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010: the Plastic Disclosure Project, and the Global Alert platform. Doug co-founded Project Kaisei which led a science expedition to the North Pacific Gyre with Scripps Oceanography in 2009, and was recognized as a UN Climate Hero and a Google Earth Hero for its efforts. Doug has worked in Asia for the past 18 years in a number of industries which have been at the forefront of technology within their sectors, mainly related to the environment and new media platforms.  He also spent four years in the asset management industry, and also set up the framework for a Global Environmental Technology fund in 1998 with Merrill Lynch.  Doug is a competitive swimmer and outrigger paddler, and has been nominated as Open Water Swimmer of the Year for his contributions to the sport.  Born in Northern California, he has a dual master’s degree from The Wharton School (MBA) and Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.



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