Effective partnerships and collaborations that bring together the relevant expertise are essential to achieving our mission and vision. We are privileged to work with many of the leading minds and innovators in this space in order to deliver thriving coastal communities and a healthy ocean.


Coast 4C is proud to be a member of Conservation Optimism’s Network of Optimists Worldwide (ConservationNOW). Conservation Optimism is a global community dedicated to inspiring and empowering people around the world to make a positive difference for nature.

Technical partner

Cargill partners with Coast 4C and the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute on the Global Seaweed STAR proposal in order to test promising new varieties for carrageenan content and quality. Through their Red Seaweed Promise™, Cargill lead the carrageenan industry in seeking sustainability and transparency within supply chains to ensure that seaweed is a positive force for social and environmental change. Cargill and Coast 4C have signed a Letter of Intent to supply sustainably produced seaweed.

Algal Ecophysiology Laboratory, University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute
Technical partner

Vital research and development undertaken by Professor Michael Roleda’s group at the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute will help refresh seaweed strains and boost growth and resilience to climate change. Coast 4C partners with UPMSI and Cargill on a UKRI GCRF Global Seaweed STAR research and innovation grant that will see Coast 4C receiving new strains from UPMSI for sea-based grow out and distribution to our growing network of seaweed farmers.

Technical partner

Koltiva provide innovative cloud based web and mobile software applications for project and supply chain management and traceability, improving quality and efficiency while reducing risks. They specialise in solutions that involve small-scale producers, covering commodities including cocoa, coffee, rubber and seaweed with a presence in 24 countries.

Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney
Technical partner

Coast 4C is partnering with C3 on a project funded by the Julius Baer Foundation that is developing clean and green backyard biorefinery technology for two purposes: (a) extraction of semi-refined carrageenan and isolation of residuals to supply local feed, fertiliser and water filtration markets; (b) creation of bio-based and biodegradable plastics precursors. Over the next 2-3 years we look forward to implementing the first stage of this technology in the Philippines to diversify our markets and add value to the seaweed for the benefit of our community partners and the ocean.

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc
Implementing partner

Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation (NWTF) have a mission to provide sustainable financial and client-response developmental services to the poor. NWTF been working with us (as Net-Works) since 2013 as a local implementing partner running the net collection hubs in the Bantayan Island Group, northern Cebu, and in Negros Occidental.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
Legal support

We are delighted that MVGS are providing us with legal support for implementation in the Philippines. MVGS is a leading law firm in the Philippines, providing a full range of legal services in various practice areas, including banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, intellectual property, labour and employment, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, business formation and foreign investment, immigration, taxation, among others. MVGS also provides a strong apprenticeship program and training to law students, and is committed to providing pro bono services as part of its professional responsibility.

Legal support

We are delighted that MinterEllison are providing us with legal support in Australia.

UTS Shopfront Community Programme
Technical partner

Coast 4C branding, animation on the home page and the infographic was developed in collaboration with UTS Shopfront at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion and the student Visual Communication team from the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney – Britney Fong, Emilia Tortorella, Jin Xiong, Madeleine van Dam and Muidi Tang, who were supervised by Nicky Hardcastle.