Paulo Mirpuri, President of the Mirpuri Foundation, was invited to be part of the Honor Committee at the recent Figueira Sea sustainability event, in Portugal.


The event was dedicated to sustainability in business and was designed to facilitate business opportunities as identified by UNESCO, and also to foster networking and debate around sustainable business solutions. The Honor Committe was also composed by:  The Prime-minister – Dr. António Costa, Dr. Amílcar Falcão – Coimbra University Dean, Engineer Ana Paula Vitorino- Sea Affairs minister, among other personalities.

NGOs, policymakers, corporations, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Blue economy experts came together to discuss ocean business in the context of sustainable development.

Speaking from the event at Figueira da Foz, Ana Agostinho said: “The Mirpuri Foundation is truly happy to be a part of this event.

“We are here meeting with the public, with companies that share interests very close to our hearts, to make the world a better place to do business and to make that business more sustainable – in line with the long-held objectives of the Mirpuri Foundation. 

“The Blue economy continues to go from strength to strength – but by working in the right way, we can all prosper and grow our businesses while ensuring that the oceans are protected for the enjoyment of future generations.

The event focused on three main areas: Natural Resources; Circular Economy, and Infrastructures.

Figueira da Foz sits in the Coimbra District, of central Portugal, and is located at the mouth of the Mondego River, 40 km west of Coimbra.

It boasts a long waterfront promenade and Europe’s widest urban beach.

It is extremely popular with surfers due to its favourable conditions and often hosts surfing competitive events.