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It's a summer of sport , and the BBC recognising that sport is not immume to climate change, and is a part of the climate discussion, has launched the BBC GREEN SPORT AWARDS to celebrate sustainability in sport. watch their video.

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And yet .... sport gives a perfect cover for companies who want to 'green up' their image. So we have decided to create our very own awards - SPORTSWASHER of the year. These companies spend a fortune to be able to plaster their names across all sorts of sports - presumably hoping people will be fooled into believing they are good, healthy organisations. Nothing wrong with sponsorship - except when it's by one of these oil producing, oil investing climate destroyers.

" .... event sponsorships are a way to build credibility and authority around your business. Essentially, you attach your business to worthy causes and high-profile events in order to nurture positive associations. Customers who attend are given strong reasons to believe you are reliable and trustworthy." Reference

How about these for a start:
HSBC official banking partner of Wimbledon tennis, Rugby 7s, golf, badminton
Standard Chartered sponsoring Liverpool shirts
Emirates sponsoring 7 football teams ... including Arsenal, AC Milan ...
Ethihad airlines sponsoring Manchester City ... Formula 1 ....
J P Morgan sponsoring the MCC ... the US Open tennis ...
Barclays as the official banking partner of the Premier league
Ineos (Oil and Gas exploration) sponsoring cycling, football and the NZ rugby team

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