A regatta where both professional and amateur skippers race in a round-the-world sailing adventure… The first edition of the Globe40 celebrates the teamwork and resilience of its participants, while emphasising the importance of having a positive impact on marine biodiversity. Bank One was the proud sponsor of the third leg of the event in Mauritius, from 18 August to 11 September 2022. Let us dive in.
Sailing for a good cause
As the old saying goes: you can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can still adjust your sails to reach your destination. The Globe40 is an innovative sports event which aims to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting our oceans, so that we re-adjust our focus towards ecological solutions. For its organiser, Manfred Ramspacher, such a major sailing event could not be done without a clear emphasis on the environmental aspect.
“It would be completely meaningless to sail around the world without being concerned by the state of the ‘playground’. The Globe40, which aims to be both a demanding top-level race and one that is open to the world it crosses, could not remain aloof from the issues at stake for the ocean, the lifeblood of humanity,” he says.
Having started in Tangier, Morocco, on the 26th of June, the competition has several stopovers planned before ending in March 2023. Before embarking on the next leg of the race on 11th September, the sailing boats were anchored at Caudan Marina Quay in Mauritius. The other stages of the Globe40 are: Cape Verde, Auckland, Tahiti, Ushuaïa, Recife, Grenada island and Lorient.
Mauritius’ stopover sponsored by Bank One
Bank One, for whom an integrated approach is essential for sustainable development, has partnered with Globe40 to be a patron of the Mauritian stopover. Guillaume Passebecq, Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management, shares his feelings:
“Bank One is very proud to have sponsored this stage of the Globe40. The event reminds us of our duty to set an example as a bank, on issues related to environmental, social and governance,”
Indeed, the Bank has been committed for several years to an ESG approach for its customers, employees and shareholders. Bank One is therefore particularly aligned to the values of such an endeavour and to the attention that it brings to the protection of our environment.
“ESG is now fully part of the financial landscape. Companies, investors and financiers must commit to a ESG approach to meet the demands of their clients and society at large. It is a commitment that is particularly important to us at Bank One.”