Report: Tottenham’s climate credentials questioned due to their association with AIA

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The AIA logo that is emblazoned across the chests of the Tottenham players is not always regarded as a pleasant site for some Spurs fans since the colour red is associated with their North London rivals, Arsenal.

However, Tottenham have now come under much more serious criticism for their shirt sponsor on the light of the firm’s climate record.

According to a report by fossil fuel divestment activists (as relayed by The Guardian), the Hong Kong-based insurance company holds a stake of at least $3bn (£2.24b) in coal projects.

Tottenham have made steps to show their commitment to climate action, with the club last month became a founding member of Count Us In, a global initiative aiming to mobilise one billion people to act on climate change.

The club has also taken several measures to ensure that the carbon footprint of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Hotspur Way is reduced.

However, the report in The Guardian questions the club’s commitment to tackling climate change in light of AIA’s records.

Several other Premier League sponsors are also said to have dire climate records, including Chevrolet (Manchester United), Etihad (Manchester City) and Fly Emirates (Arsenal) but it is asserted that AIA is the worst offender.

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