<br/>Proud partners in Sustainability

Proud partners in Sustainability

The Blue Pole Project
Join us as we support the Turner Twins in the Blue Pole Project, a plastic research expedition from the UK to the Atlantic Pole of Inaccessibility by hydrogen-powered yacht, followed by a hydrogen-powered tour around ten UK ports.


It’s time to take action

We are partnering with the Turner Twins, with our shared vision of leading the way towards a more sustainable future. When you invest with Brown Shipley, you join us in our mission towards finding innovative solutions that can help us become more sustainable, making the future a brighter place. 

We believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between pursuing profit or protecting the planet. With Brown Shipley, you can commit towards environment-friendly investments to make a better future for people and the world around us. 

The Turner Twins and Brown Shipley have a shared ethos of making a real world impact through sustainable change. 

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Introducing the Turner Twins

With the mission to normalise the use of hydrogen power and encourage the use of green technologies.

Adventure for impact

The Turner Twins are British adventurers who have undergone a host of world-first expeditions to educate people about our world through technology and purposeful adventure. They use the challenges as opportunities to champion brands that are striving to be more sustainable and to normalise doing things differently, showing how new technology and transport can be used every day for the benefit of people and the planet.

Together they have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, climbed Mount Elbrus, attempted to trek the Greenland Ice Cap and have reached several Poles of Inaccessibility including the Australian, North and South American and Iberian Poles.

For a sustainable future
Environmental characteristics are at the heart of our business and The Blue Pole Project is an extremely exciting opportunity for us to partner with the Turner Twins in promoting ocean advocacy and hydrogen fuel technology. In line with our own commitment towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, The Blue Project focuses on:
Affordable and clean energy
Hydrogen fuel will be used to power the 40ft yacht on its expedition, as well as the UK tour at the ten different coastal locations. The reliance on this will showcase the potential of this sustainable energy source. See how our sustainability values lead our investment portfolios. Discover our sustainable vision
Affordable and clean energy
Life below water
There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Each year, 10 million tonnes find its way into the ocean - a lego brick could survive in the ocean for as many as 1,300 years. This plastic impacts the life below water, and the research that the twins carry out will be used to help build a long-term clean up strategy for marine plastic pollution. Discover our sustainable vision
Life below water
Climate action
Climate changes are now inevitable and irreversible but if we reach Net Zero by 2050, we can still avoid some of the devastating effects of global warming. During the voyage, the Turner Twins will deploy ARGO buoys for scientific research and will aim to collect retiring buoys to be reused, repaired and recycled. Discover our sustainable vision
Climate action

Plastic Research Expedition:

Atlantic Pole of Inaccessibility

Proud partners of The Blue Pole Project supporting the Turner Twins, in their plastic research expedition to reach the Atlantic Pole of Inaccessibility.

It’s time for change

There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometre litter the deep sea. 10 million tonnes of plastic make their way into the ocean each year, and when you think about how a lego brick can survive in the ocean for as long as 1,300 years, this adds up quickly.

Climate changes are now inevitable and irreversible but if we can reach Net Zero by 2050, we can still avoid some of the most devastating effects of global warming - including slowing the heating and reducing the acidity of the oceans. It is now more important than ever to take action and lead the way towards a better future.

The expedition

The Turner Twins thrive on purpose-led adventures for the benefit of people and the planet. With the Blue Pole Project, they intend to normalise the use of hydrogen power and encourage the switch to green technologies. The project involves embarking on a six week, 100% emission-free sailing expedition to the Atlantic Pole of Inaccessibility in a hydrogen-fuel powered yacht as they collect data for a research study carried out by Plymouth University’s International Marine Litter Unit, which aims to identify macro plastics in the ocean. The results of this study will help build a clean up strategy for ocean plastics for the long term.

UK Hydrogen Tour

The twins will continue to promote hydrogen fuel technology in the aim
 to normalise its use, with the UK tour being powered by hydrogen fuel.

The tour

Upon their return to the UK, the duo will embark on a hydrogen tour, calling in at ten major ports, to take action and raise awareness of the health of the oceans and the planet, as well as promoting the use of green technology. From beach clean-ups to a pop-up cinema and bar for refreshments, each stop will provide an enlightening experience for communities, highlighting the importance of sustainability.

Become a partner in sustainability

The tour will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, powering the pop-up cinema, bar and marketing hub. It will also charge the fully electric motors on board the yacht when in port.

Join us in investing in a great future for all. Get in touch with our expert client advisors, and discover a tailored approach to sustainable investing.


Plastic Pollution

Professor Richard Thompson OBE has spent a career researching plastics. Here, he chats to Phil Harris Executive Director at Brown Shipley, about The Turner Twins’ Atlantic expedition, microplastics in the cosmetic industry and finding solutions for a macro problem.

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