Roger Federer has responded to the public call-out by environmental activists against his association with the Credit Suisse Bank saying that he welcomed the criticism and was looking forward to clarifying their concerns.

The 38-year-old Swiss Tennis pro in a statement said that he took the threat of climate change very seriously and was willing to take up the issue with his sponsors i.e. the Credit Suisse.

Federer also expressed gratitude to Thunberg and other activists for reminding him and other influencers of the moral responsibility and shared burden of climate action.

The 20-times Grand Slam champion recently came under fire by climate change activists for his sponsorship by the Swiss financial behemoth that has invested billions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry.

Federer is set to join other top tennis players including Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal in a charity match in order to raise funds for emergency efforts to tackle the bushfires that have been burning throughout the Australian outback for weeks now.

I am excited to be participating in the #RallyforRelief! Australia is a country I hold close to my heart after 20 years of traveling here for tennis. Please get behind our initiative to help fundraise for the beautiful country of Australia and its habitat! 🇦🇺 Go donate at:

Posted by Roger Federer on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Meanwhile, Credit Suisse has also issued a statement in this regard expressing its commitment and support for the transition to sustainable and environmentally conscious business models and announced that it will no longer be investing the coal-fired power plants.

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