We are proud to announce a global partnership with endurance swimmer and environmental campaigner, Lewis Pugh. Lewis’ swims highlight the precarious state of our natural world and he has witnessed first-hand the damaging effects of climate change. He is calling on all nations to cut their emissions significantly, and to protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. An urgent mission that we fully support.
In September 2021 Lewis successfully completed a swim across the world’s fastest moving glacier, the Illulissat Icefjord in Greenland.
Lewis covered the 7.8-kilometre distance in 14 sessions over 12 days, in water temperatures between 0-3 degrees C. This was by far the most challenging swim of his career.
The water and weather conditions during the swim were incredibly challenging, with Lewis having to navigate a number of large, grounded icebergs and brash ice in near-freezing waters.
His focus throughout this extraordinary challenge was to highlight the rapid melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet and the speed of climate crisis, while also calling for 30% of the world’s oceans to be protected to help slow the effects of climate change.
We are united with Lewis in our aim to tackle the climate crisis. We believe inaction is not an option and are proud to support Lewis’ efforts to raise awareness and push for positive change. We are clear in our purpose. To create a better future through responsible investing.