PwC Bermuda is official consulting services provider for island’s SailGP
Professional services firm PwC Bermuda has been named official consulting services supplier of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess.
PwC Bermuda’s environmental, social and governance practice will produce sustainability and economic impact reports supporting sailing's first climate-positive sports and entertainment property during its highly anticipated opening event of season two in Bermuda this weekend.
With the aim to advance the global adoption of clean energy, SailGP is focused on redefining the sport of sailing with the inclusion of new sustainability standards, including the tracking and verifying of its carbon emissions, pioneering blue carbon projects, and a host of other initiatives on-water, onshore, and in each of its host event cities worldwide.
PwC is pursuing its own goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and currently offsets 100 per cent of its carbon emissions in Bermuda.
PwC aligns with SailGP’s commitments to diversity and inclusion.
Already gaining significant momentum is SailGP's commitment to diversifying its teams by fast-tracking female athletes' training and development.
Championing the cause for gender equity, racial diversity and increasing accessibility at all entry points to the sport of sailing for a diverse youth base – targeting 10,000 young people by 2025 – SailGP looks to foster an inclusive environment both on-the-water and throughout its organisation.
Scott Watson-Brown, PwC Bermuda partner, said: “We are excited to support the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess. We look forward to working with an organisation that aligns with our values and goals and shares our passion and commitment to a sustainable future, as well as diversity and inclusion.
“While it is a challenging time for hosting sporting events, Bermuda will benefit from the direct economic impact of the global league’s start of its second season, and our sailing talent will gain from international exposure.”
Julien di Biase, chief operating officer of SailGP, said: “We are delighted to welcome PwC, a well established and leading professional services firm in Bermuda, to our growing list of esteemed suppliers as we count down the days to our season two opener.
“Both of our organisations share a passion for the safekeeping of our environment, and bettering a world through inclusionary sailing programmes. PwC's progressive and philanthropic approach to supporting the community – locally and globally – is the perfect complement to our corporate values, and we look forward to growing as a result of their expertise.”
This weekend’s event will feature rival national teams battling in short, intense races. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, flying at speeds exceeding 60mph.