Candriam teams up with greenest football club

Ridhima Sharma
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Candriam teams up with greenest football club

Candriam has teamed up with Forest Green Rovers, the greenest football club in the world and first football club to be certified carbon neutral by the United Nations.

The partnership highlights Candriam's commitment to sustainability. The sponsorship package includes pitch side board advertising as well as the organisation of client events at the club.

Forest Green Rovers, a League Two professional football club based in Gloucestershire, England, has long demonstrated its green credentials.

The club is powered by renewable energy, serves vegan food to players, staff and fans, and plays on an organic pitch. In recognition of the work the club has done in reducing its impact on the environment, it received prestigious UN certification in 2018 and has since signed up to Climate Neutral Now, a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change initiative.

In April 2019, Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince obtained an official role with the UN and its recently launched Sports for Climate Action initiative.

Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, CEO at Candriam and New York Life Investments International, said: "Candriam teams up with Forest Green Rovers and wants to support its development by becoming its first non-British partner. We are really impressed by the success of the club, which sets an example for bigger clubs. Our sponsorship is evidence of our strategy of supporting sustainable initiatives that can have a genuine impact at a grass-roots level."