A few days ago the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg accused Roger Federer via Twitter for endorsing Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank has invested $57 billion in fossil fuel enterprises, which in turn harms the environment. With the quarrel between Federer and Thunberg heating up, Credit Suisse acknowledged their concerns regarding the protection of the planet.
“Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges our planet is facing. We are committed to playing a critical role in the fight against this issue. As we foster a transparent dialogue with all our stakeholders, and in order to address the climate change challenge directly with our communities,” they posted their concern on social media.
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Earlier a group of climate activists in Lausanne accused Roger Federer of promoting Credit Suisse. The group made him look like a hypocrite. Later Federer mentioned that it’s also his onus to protect the planet.
“I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the youth climate movement, and I am grateful to young climate activists for pushing us all to examine our behaviors and act on innovative solutions,” he said.
For the on-going bushfires in Australia, World Number three Federer has announced that he would be doing his bit. He will be playing an exhibition match this week in Melbourne to raise funds for the Australian Fund Relief. “If anyone can chip in, that’s great because it’s nice to show solidarity and help in a situation, which has become quite incredible in this country,” Federer said.
On Sunday the ATP men donated A$725,000 to the Australian Red Cross. The Auckland Classic champion Serena Williams donated her prize money worth A$43,000 for the bushfire victims.