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Oxigen and Virgin Racing

Partners in sustainability


By Franck Drui

16 December 2009 - 22:44
Oxigen and Virgin Racing

Virgin is committed to the environment and sustainability so it is a great pleasure to welcome Oxigen Investments as a partner of the new Virgin Racing Formula One team, launched in London yesterday by Sir Richard Branson.

Oxigen was formed in 2004 by Guy and Inga Conroy. It offers clients the opportunity to buy forestry on commercial plantations in tropical countries. However, this is forestry with a difference. It’s sustainable and environmentally friendly.

On Oxigen Investments plantations, trees that have been cut down are replaced by new ones on the same land, so creating sustainable forests for generations to come.

Oxigen Investments plc has a substantial customer base located throughout the world, including individual private clients, corporate investment clients and corporate clients investing for Carbon Credit certification.

Oxigen will have major on-car, driver and team branding and a major and unique presence in Formula One.

Alex Tai, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Racing, reaffirmed Virgin’s commitment to sustainability. “Sustainability is one of Virgin’s major commitments both through our business model and also via our long-term commitment to all our communities throughout the world. Oxigen’s philosophy of investment in sustained forests is exactly the type of company model we support and admire. We will be working closely together to define our strategic alliance in this important field and also to identify joint projects. This is a unique model which is new to sports sponsorship.”

Guy Conroy of Oxigen investments said: “Formula One represents the global media platform that will position our brand on an international stage and it was an easy decision to partner with the Virgin Racing team given Virgin’s stated position on the environment and the exciting team that has been put together to challenge for F1 honours. We look forward to the start of the new F1 season and to working with the team to create awareness and positioning for our brand and to developing new business opportunities.”

About Oxigen

Started by Guy and Inga Conroy in 2004, Oxigen Investments is able to offer two specific products, Teak and Agarwood, both of which have a historically solid performance in the commodities marketplace. These products are offered over various periods and terms. The client investment can be tailored to suit the individuals’ requirements to ensure that the client invests in the most appropriate model for his/her financial status and consequently can produce the best returns. The products are currently available in both Malaysia and Brazil.

Guy Conroy is regarded by many as the UK’s leading authority on sustainable forestry investments. He has lectured at many UK based Preservation Societies.

The highly skilled resources team employed by Oxigen Investments plc is fast growing and is qualified in many areas including Finance, Environmental processes and awareness, Sustainable Forestry, Plantation Management and Ecological Projects.

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