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Sustainability round-up: January 18

January 18 2023

The LA 2028 Olympic Games is recruiting a sustainability vice-president, while our round-up also includes news from Formula E, the ATP, Saudi Arabia and Quorn...

Sustainability round-up: January 18

Formula E and logistics group DHL have renewed their partnership and joint commitment to promoting e-mobility, smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles. As part of the agreement, DHL remains official founding and logistics partner to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and will continue to transport over 415 tons of the all-electric motorsport World Championship’s freight – including all race cars and batteries – helping Formula E with a tailored, multi-modal transport approach that maximises efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions.

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Organisers of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics have begun the hunt for a vice-president of sustainability. The successful applicant, set to earn up to $267,000, will be expected to manage compliance with and mapping to sustainability-related commitments and to ensure that activities comply with its contractual obligations. The role requires a minimum of 15 years’ experience in strategic planning roles.

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Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of new $3.7bn fund with the aim of developing sustainable infrastructure to support four growth sectors, including sports. The Events Investment Fund will conceptualise, finance and oversee the development of more than 35 venues by 2030. Its aim is to provide sustainable infrastructure for the delivery of a national events calendar and to create sustainable financial returns to support the nation’s economic diversification efforts.

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The ATP and Nilox have announced a global partnership, which sees the Italian e-scooter and e-bike brand become an official partner of the ATP Tour. The tennis tour will offer Nilox a year-round global platform to showcase its brand and promote sustainable and healthy living choices for people and the environment.

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Quorn Professionals – the brand’s foodservice development arm – has joined forces with Freemans Event Partners to roll out new meat-free menus across the latter’s UK venues, including Lords, London Stadium and Twickenham. The two will also be collaborating within Freemans Event Partners brand activation division, to explore experiential and brand activation opportunities this year and beyond.

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