Podcast / Irina Maria Peterson – The Ocean Amazon – The Imperfect Activist

irina maria peterson the imperfect activist the ocean amazon interview presentation for super women of monaco

Having worked in finance and wealth management industry for over two decades, Irina has shifted her focus to the preservation of the environment and in particular in Ocean protection. Her passion is assisting companies and individuals in their efforts to embrace sustainability and act on the huge environmental issues our planet is facing.

Auto-proclaimed an “imperfect activist”, Irina spent five weeks at the start of 2020 researching and revealing the plastic pollution in Galapagos and Easter Island, and navigating in between, as part of the eXXpedition crew. An MBA graduate in Finance from the International University of Monaco, Irina’s education in the field of sustainability includes the edX Program “Our Planet – Our Ocean” and the Stanford University Program in Business Sustainability. Irina is a professional member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

Irina runs Broth By Design which is a food supplements business as her main activity and she is now offering some consulting to companies who want to target Zero Waste. She is launching a new platform The imperfect activist that will offer eco-friendly products

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quote by irina maria peterson on superwomen of monaco : “In the middle of the Pacific, we found an incredible amount of microplastic in the phytoplankton, so the source of life, the food of the fish. Plankton is the most important thing in the ocean”

We talked about awareness about ocean pollution, her trip of a life time in the Pacific Ocean, how did she prepare, what her days looked like on the sail boat with an only women crew, the sampling they did and how they witness the micro plastic even in such a remote place in the ocean. This voyage is not really finished because she’s still working on putting together a professional documentary raising awareness about ocean pollution. It is a bridge between the past with the activity of Jacques Yves Cousteau that has been fascinating her since she’s a little girl, the now and the future generation.

Photo credit : Valentina di Gaspari

References :

Irina’s websites :


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/irina-maria-peterson-34384a/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oceanamazone

YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCB62ERY-U2N3FJB4EihvGA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oceanamazon/


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