Depeche Mode and Hublot - Joining Together on the Memento Mori Tour to Support the Environment


Hublot and Depeche Mode continue their ongoing charity partnership to support Conservation Collective, a global environmental charity, with a special focus on tackling issues around global plastic pollution.





Depeche Mode and Hublot

Since the first partnership in 2010, Hublot and Depeche Mode have collaborated a number of times to support causes that both care deeply about. The past partnerships in support of The Teenage Cancer Trust and charity: water raised funds and awareness for childhood cancer research and brought clean water to developing communities around the world. With this new partnership, the shared goal becomes making tangible change toward sustainability, waste reduction, and environmental clean-up.

In addition, in conjunction with Live Nation's Green Nation team, Depeche Mode and Hublot will also support programs on tour and at the venues focusing on limiting use of single-use plastics, improved recycling, food and other waste reduction, and other sustainability-related initiatives.

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Supporting Conservation Collective

Together, Hublot and Depeche Mode will support and raise funds and awareness for Conservation Collective. Conservation Collective is a fast-growing global network of local foundations funding inspiring and effective grass-roots initiatives to protect the environment, restore nature, and safeguard against climate change. Depeche Mode and Hublot are proud to support Conservation Collective's strategy -- "locally led, globally impactful".

The initial projects to be supported by the partnership between Hublot and Depeche Mode all aim to tackle issues around global plastic pollution.


According to the UN Environment Programme:


Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our ocean.


Plastic pollution is a global problem. Approximately 7 billion of the 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic produced from 1950-2017 became plastic waste, ending up in landfills or dumped elsewhere.


Plastic pollution can alter habitats and natural processes, reducing ecosystems' ability to adapt to climate change, directly affecting millions of people's livelihoods, food production capabilities and social well-being.



The funding received by Conservation Collective from the Depeche Mode & Hublot charity partnership will be channeled to member foundations, to support the following projects:

Plastic-free programmes: reducing the consumption of single-use and other plastic waste by engaging businesses, providing sustainable alternatives, and through campaigning and education.

  • ibiza preservationIbizaPreservation - Plastic Free Ibiza and Formentera (Spain): working with businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry to reduce single-use plastics and promote a circular economy.
  • cyprusCyprus Environment Foundation - Plastic Free Beach (Cyprus): Empowering the Plastic-Free Beach concept in Cyprus through promotional events and working with local municipalities to ensure they stay that way!
  • sicilySicily Environment Fund - Plastic Free Schools Small Islands (Italy): a campaign and competition to reduce single-use plastics in schools across 14 of Sicily's islands, awarding 3 schools with water purification plants.


Community-led waste management: diverting waste from landfill, upcycling, recycling and composting.

  • ionianIonian Environment Foundation - Sin.Praxi, Ionian (Greece): fueling education and effective waste management led by local champions motivated to act and protect their patch.
  • lamuLamu Environment Foundation - Kiunga Marine Reserve Clean-up, Lamu (Kenya): working together to gather and process plastic waste responsibly in a remote ARCHIPELAGO location, including upcycling to create building materials.


Clean-ups: giving nature a better chance of surviving by reducing the threat of plastic pollution within the marine environment

  • lankaLanka Environment Fund - Cleaner Seabeds (Sri Lanka): one of Sri Lanka's first large-scale efforts through volunteer dive expeditions to remove marine litter (mostly fishing gear) from the reefs.
  • devonDevon Environment Foundation - Till the Coast is Clear (UK): Recovering plastic pollution from hard-to-reach locations on the South Devon coast using motor vessels and kayaks made from recycled fishing nets through a dedicated volunteer network.


Follow Conservation Collective to see project updates and to learn about more projects supported thanks to this partnership.


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About Conservation Collective

Ben Goldsmith founded Conservation Collective in 2020 to open new channels of philanthropic funding to boost and amplify the impact of local environmental initiatives. Environmental philanthropy faces two key challenges: persuading people to direct money to the biggest issue of our time and getting that money to the most effective environmental initiatives.

Conservation Collective has a proven and winning formula for both.

We build clubs of donors linked to places they care passionately about, to open new channels of funding for nature restoration. We have seen that people are instinctively “place-based”, and that when it comes to conservation and philanthropy, we are all more likely to want to protect the places we know and love.

We set up, incubate, and support local environmental foundations. All over the world, people are working tirelessly to protect the places they love from the impacts of climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Those most affected by environmental problems are often best placed to tackle them, and grassroots action is our most powerful weapon.

Our member foundations unlock new funding for the best and most effective grassroots projects dedicated to preserving, protecting, and regenerating biodiverse ecosystems on land and below water, and to slowing down and adapting to climate change.

We're encouraging more and more effective environmental philanthropy. Our growing network of foundations has already raised millions of pounds for impactful initiatives, and we're only just getting started...

For more information about the projects selected please visit:


About Hublot

Founded in Switzerland in 1980, Hublot is defined by its innovation, which began with the highly original combination of gold and rubber. This "Art of Fusion" stems from the imagination of its visionary Honorary Chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, and has been driven forward by CEO Ricardo Guadalupe since 2012.

The release of the iconic, multi-award-winning Big Bang in 2005 paved the way for new flagship collections (Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang), with complications ranging from the simple to the highly sophisticated, establishing the extraordinary DNA of the Swiss watchmaking house and ensuring its impressive growth.

Keen to preserve its traditional and cutting-edge expertise, and guided by its philosophy to "Be First, Different and Unique", the Swiss watchmaker is consistently ahead of the curve, through its innovations in materials (scratch-resistant Magic Gold, ceramics in vibrant colours, sapphire), and the creation of Manufacture movements (Unico, Meca-10, Tourbillon).

Hublot is fully committed to creating a Haute Horlogerie brand with a visionary future: a future which is fused with the key events of our times (FIFA World Cup™, UEFA Champions League, UEFA EURO™) and the finest ambassadors our era has to offer (Chiara Ferragni, Pelé, Kylian Mbappé, Dustin Johnson, Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic).

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