Soneva was announced as the winner of the prestigious Word Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2015 in the Environment category at the WTTC Global Summit in Madrid in April. The award is regarded as the Oscars for sustainability in travel and tourism.
The Tourism for Tomorrow award’s robust judging process includes ... more
Successful initiatives such as WHOLE WORLD Water and Learn to Swim were born out of the SLOW LIFE Symposium. Following the 2014 Symposium, a special edition of The Brewery was produced on the themes discussed at the Symposium. This series of essays and thought pieces from Symposium participants and our extended network sets out some ... more
Participants of the SLOW LIFE Symposia: Maldives
Immediately following the 2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium, Soneva Fushi also played host to the first in a new event series, SLOW LIFE Symposia. While the SLOW LIFE Symposium looks at global sustainability issues and convenes global thought leaders and experts, the Symposia series takes a complimentary ... more
Rain during a break out session at the SLOW LIFE Symposium
The third and final day of the SLOW LIFE symposium 2014, was devoted to debating projections for the future of philanthropy and committing to clear post event actions.
The official dictionary definition of philanthropy means “love of humanity” and the “caring, nourishing, ... more
Hanli Prinsloo, Founder of I AM WATER
2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium participants explored the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve today both figuratively and literally. It is a sanctuary for hard and soft corals and marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks, and it provides the livelihood of the island communities, both through ... more
Earlier this year the CEO of Apple made headlines after a heated exchange with a challenging group of shareholders. After repeated interrogation about the profitability of Apple’s renewable energy investments, Tim Cook told the group: “If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons you should get out… We want ... more
Peter Wheeler, Executive Vice President, The Nature Conservancy, and a founding trustee of New Philanthropy Capital. He is participating in the 2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium. Today he will join the session Finance for a Sustainable World which will ask if we are experiencing tokenistic reforms in our financial systems that merely defer more profound ... more
The Soneva Sustainability Report 2013-14 details the range of sustainable activities that cumulate in 79% of waste being recycled and carbon reduction projects that will mitigate more than one million tonnes of CO2.
Waste to Wealth
Soneva has increased its recycling capacity from 27% in 2008-09 to 79% in 2013-14. This is a ... more
Lay Nyunt Aung loads his cow cart with wood he has foraged for cooking fuel
Lay Nyunt Aung looks out across the desolate landscape that stretches in front of him. The scratchy dry ground shows few signs of life, though until recently this land provided a precious source of fire wood for local ... more