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LEADING GLOBAL EVENTS COMPANY – THE MAIN EVENT INTERNATIONAL – GOES CARBON NEUTRAL WITH LONDON’S CNI

The Main Event’s voluntary emissions reductions come from a CNI supported wind power project in Maharashtra, India

London, 17 October 2011 – Leading global events company The Main Event International has chosen to offset all emissions from its London headquarters by partnering with one of the world’s leading and fastest growing providers in the voluntary carbon offset market, Carbon Neutral Investments (CNI).

With offices in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and established over 20 years, The Main Event International specialises in corporate hospitality, international events, live communications and experiential marketing all over the world.  The company works alongside some of the best-known global brands and blue-chip companies including BSkyB, Barclays Wealth, Ladbrokes, BMW, Deloittes, Clear Channel, and in some of the most exciting international events sectors such as Formula One, ATP Tennis, horse racing, golf, sailing, rugby, polo and football.

The Main Event International’s Andrea Hall said: “In our business the travel involved is very intensive across our events teams, so we are always trying to minimise our carbon footprint as a company.  In supporting this very worthy project in Maharashtra, India we have gone a step further and neutralised all our emissions for the London headquarters.”

She added: “Our thanks to CNI and the marvellous projects they support around the world – they make it very straight-forward and cost effective to become carbon neutral.  I hope that our deal with them will encourage others in the events business to follow suit.”

CNI co-Chairman, Thomas Knifton, said: “We are very proud to be working with The Main Event International on this project, and look forward to welcoming more companies from the travel intensive events business to the ranks of carbon neutral leadership in the industry.  Becoming carbon neutral is a vital piece of the jigsaw for companies wanting to do business internationally, where a good environmental record is becoming as important as a good product offering.”

He added: “The Main Event International’s partnership with CNI demonstrates a very efficient and effective way to achieve this.”

CNI’s Indian hydro plant project involves the construction, operation, maintenance and aggregation of wind power generation in the Indian state of Maharashtra, providing renewable energy to the state’s electricity utility, MSEDCL.  The purpose of the project is to harness renewable energy in the state and country, and thereby displacing non-renewable natural resources and leading to sustainable economic and environmental development in the region. 

The project has resulted in the creation of much needed jobs in the region for the construction and operation of the hydro plant, and also supports the local community through procurement services and the development of infrastructure.

Photo caption: The CNI supported wind power project, Maharashtra, India.

ENDS

About CNI
Fully FSA regulated, members of the London Stock Exchange and with over 50 years combined market expertise, CNI specialises in the sourcing, purchase and selling of Voluntary Emissions Reductions carbon credits (VERs), supporting carbon-offsetting projects around the world.  Carbon Neutral Racing, Carbon Neutral Aviation, Carbon Neutral Marine, Carbon Neutral Automotive and Carbon Neutral Commerce divisions make up the company’s corporate structure, which collectively have access to over six million VER credits globally. 
www.cn-investments.com

For further information contact:
James Andrew                                      james@influenceltd.com                    07772 534 985

The CNI supported wind power project, Maharashtra, India
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