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Sustainability: The sports industry’s next upgrade

February 18, 2021
Organiser:
SportWorks / The Sustainability Report

Sustainability is now a mainstream topic for any major industry or organisation that wants to be better prepared for the future. This is even more applicable in the current global context. In response to that scenario, The Sustainability Report has been a platform where the sports industry can learn about sustainable leadership, innovation and strategy.

To open our SportWorks TALKS – The Sustainability Leadership Series, we invite Matthew Campelli, he draws on numerous interviews and research to make the case for sustainable development as an essential upgrade for the sports industry. Can a genuine focus on sustainability enhance sport as a product for all of its key stakeholders? 

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Location: Virtual
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Sustainability Workshop: Back to basics to build back better

November 6, 2020
Organiser:
IOC and GAISF

Along with the current context, the focus of this event will be a reminder of the urgency and the importance for us to take sustainable decisions for the future of our world, its people and our sports. Long-term strategy needs short-term action.

The agenda includes the topics of resilience, a global perspective on the circular economy and how it can all help your triple bottom line. It will also feature some of the best sustainability practices in the Olympic Movement.

As usual, you will be hearing from many other IFs, athletes and the IOC and GAISF. Among those who you might not recognise are from some of the top leaders in sustainability and sports featuring among others:

  • Lord Sebastien Coe – President of World Athletics and IOC Member, member of the IOC Tokyo 2020 Coordination Committee and council member of the ASOIF. He won four Olympic medals and set a total of 12 world records during his athletics career and now leads World Athletics’ commitment to a cleaner, greener, more equitable world.
  • Johan Rockström – Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Johan is an internationally recognised scientist on global sustainability issues. He led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development, a system for government and management agencies as a precondition to sustainable development. Author of over 150 publications and advisor to the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the UNFCCC among others.  
  • Nina Seega - Research Director for Sustainable Finance at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is an expert in the use of risk management tools to address environmental sources of risk in the financial sector. Since 2016 she has co-led the CISL team serving as Knowledge Partner for the risk analysis track of the G20 Green Finance Study Group.
  • Giulia Carbone - Deputy Head of IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Programme. She is in charge of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and the development of a standard for aluminium sustainability. Before joining IUCN, Giulia worked for 8 years for the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Technology.
  • Antonia Gawel - expert on clean energy, environment and sustainability policy. Currently heading the World Economic Forum's Circular Economic Initiative, she has worked in Bhutan as an advisor on environment and clean energy programmes and at the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Download the program here

Location: Virtual
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Sport Positive Summit 2021

September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021
Organiser:
Sport Positive Summit


Sport positive summit convenes sports leaders from accross the globe to support the advance towards sustainability.

Location: Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
Climate ActionLife Below WaterLife on Land
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2020 Green Sports Alliance Summit

October 13, 2020 - October 14, 2020
Organiser:
Green Sport Alliance

The Summit seeks to highlight better practices for enhancing performance and fostering a dialogue with stakeholders and fans about environmental stewardship.

Location: Virtual
Climate Action
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Sport positive summit 2020

October 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020
Organiser:
Sport Positive Summit

Sport positive summit convenes sports leaders from accross the globe to support the advance towards sustainability.

We've all been through the ringer this year, with so much disruption to our global sport calendar, and while things still aren't back to normal, it's been so heartening to see sport begin again, even behind closed doors.
While we still think about those who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 every day, our community must still come together, to continue to drive our work forward in combatting climate change.
So the Sport Positive Summit is coming to you virtually! We've had to change things up from our programme in March; with a global audience we can't have the full 2-day live agenda that we had planned. We're condensing our live content into 3 hours each day, but there will be additional content, the opportunity to network and partake in 1-2-1 meetings across the entire 48 hours of the Summit, no matter what timezone you are on.
More info on all aspects of the Sport Positive Summit are coming your way in short order, so keep an eye on the website and your email for those.

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Unlocking value and carbon reductions through technology and partnerships

September 17, 2020
Organiser:
The Sustainability Report

The industrial sector holds one of the keys to a low carbon future. As a sector, it is responsible for a significant proportion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – and therein lies the opportunity. By harnessing sustainable technology in manufacturing and tapping into nature-based solutions, forward-thinking organisations can drastically reduce their environmental impacts and unlock a portion of the $23tn opportunity that comes from addressing climate change.

Join Svetlana Oglobina (Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions), P.J. Marshall (Restore the Earth Foundation), Simon Phillips (NatureBank) and Faye Miller (Dow Industrial Solutions) to learn about how these organisations are working together to find solutions and increase their positive impact.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What technologies the industrial sector is leveraging to reduce its carbon footprint
  • Why organisations are investing in nature – and what the business case is
  • How sports marketing partnerships can accelerate sustainable innovation across a number of sectors

Location: Virtual
Climate ActionLife on Land
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2nd International IAKS Swimming Pool Conference: On the way to sustainability for public pools

September 23, 2020 - September 24, 2020
Organiser:
IAKS

The 2nd IAKS International Pool Conference is the perfect forum for discussing current trends in the fields of management, architecture and technology and for exchanging ideas with operators / owners, planners / consultants and manufacturers in the pool industry on the international level. Learn from experts from Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and the UK!

The conference opens on 23 September with a visit to the indoor pool in Asker, which was built in 2017 to passive house standards and, in view of its energy efficiency, is considered an exemplary project of the Norwegian FutureBuilt programme. The tour will be followed by a networking dinner in Asker, which will also be attended by the IAKS Expert Circle on Pools.

Location: Asker Town hall - Asker, Norway
Climate Action
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Climate Week NYC

September 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020
Organiser:
The Climate Group

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which the world operates – at a personal, business, governmental, and inter-governmental level. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in our pursuit of a net-zero future that embraces a just transition and leaves no one behind.

We must rebuild the global economy for us all – people and planet – as we begin to recover. And we must halve global emissions by the end of this decade.

COP26 has been postponed and the upcoming U.S. election will determine the approach of the world’s largest economy to climate change for the next four years and beyond. This is our opportunity to put people at the heart of climate action.

With this, Climate Week NYC has never been more important and our “For New York, For The World” approach has never been more timely. We must have crucial conversations and do the hard work now to shape the coming years, even if much of it cannot be in person. As one of the few international climate events now taking place this year, hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, all eyes will be on Climate Week NYC as we step up to the challenge to build a better future.

Location: Virtual
Affordable and Clean EnergyClean Water and SanitationClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on LandResponsible Consumption
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Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport

January 20, 2020 - January 22, 2020
Organiser:
ILO (International Labor Organisation)

The purpose of the Global Dialogue Forum was to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the world of sport, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.

Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Champions of the future

July 2, 2020
Organiser:
SandSI

A conversation on how the paradigm has shifted in the sport of sailing and beyond.

Join the SDG Sport Lab on Thursday 2 July and and Thursday 9 July to hear from former elite athletes how to connect with athletes and stakeholders and develop a plan to embed sustainability in your event? 

Topics:

  • Part 1: Showing leadership, defining your vision, setting goals and engaging stakeholders
  • Part 2: Embedding sustainability in your event

Speakers: 

Location: Webinar
No HungerNo Poverty
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World Ocean day

June 8, 2020
Organiser:
World Ocean Day

World Oceans Day takes place annually on the 8th of June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Location: Global
Climate ActionLife Below Water
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World Environment Day

June 5, 2020
Organiser:
Time For Nature

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.

Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:
To care for ourselves we must care for nature. It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet. This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.

Location: global
Climate Action
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World bicycle day

June 3, 2020
Organiser:
United Nations

Regular physical activity of moderate intensity – such as walking, cycling, or doing sports – has significant benefits for health. At all ages, the benefits of being physically active outweigh potential harm, for example through accidents. Some physical activity is better than none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels.

The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked, states Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018, even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety.

Location: global
Climate ActionGood Health
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Football4Climate – Champions of the Future

May 26, 2020
Organiser:
SandSi, David Goldblatt (author), Arianna Criscione (Paris Saint-Germain), Sofie Junge Pedersen (Juventus), Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria).

A discussion with professional football players about the implications of climate change on football. Hear about waterpolo, politics, blisters and the favourite food of author and football journalist David Goldblatt and professional football players Arianna Criscione (Paris Saint-Germain), Sofie Junge Pedersen (Juventus) and Morten Thorsby (Sampdoria).

Location: - Switzerland
Climate Action
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International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22, 2020
Organiser:
United Nations

The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Global
Climate ActionLife Below WaterLife on Land
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SDG Sport Lab Webinar “Youth Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship Through Sport”

April 23, 2020
Organiser:
SandSi, IOC Youth leaders Programme, Philippe Furrer (insPoweredBy), Kate Sole,(IOC), Laura Tiidla (IOC Young Leader), Babacar Dieng (IOC Young Leader)

A webinar discussing the need to connect with and empower youth, as the central stakeholders for international sports. The IOC Young Leaders programme is used as an example, hearing from two Young Leaders about what does and does not works

Location: - Switzerland
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Youth engagement and social entrepreneurship through sport

April 22, 2020
Organiser:
Sport and Sustainability (SandSi)

How can we connect with youth as central stakeholders for the international sports world Using the example of the IOC Young Leaders programme, we will hear from two Young Leaders about what works and what does NOT work. Key topics for the webinar are: Connect with youth as key stakeholders within sport; Youth empowerment and leadership; Addressing, engaging and entrusting youth at international sports governing body

Location: Webinar
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Earth Day

April 22, 2020
Organiser:
Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

Location: Global
Climate ActionLife Below WaterLife on Land
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Education Special: Teaching Sustainability in Sport

April 20, 2020
Organiser:
The Sport Ecology Group, Green Sport Alliance

David Orr, founder of 350.org once argued that the environmental crisis is fundamentally a crisis of education. If more people understood the natural environment, its current and expected future challenges, and their relationship to the environment, perhaps minds and behaviors would change. Sport ecology has emerged as a promising inroad for sport management professors to frame 'grand challenges' discussions in undergraduate and graduate coursework.
In this webinar, experienced professors will discuss their approaches to teaching sport ecology content in general sport management classes, and strategies for creating stand-alone sport ecology coursework. Speakers: Dr. Jonathan Casper (North Carolina State University), Dr. Brian McCullough (Seattle University / The Sport Ecology Group), Dr. Sylvia Trendafilova (University of Tennessee at Knoxville) Moderator: Dr. Walker Ross (Florida Southern College)

Location: Webinar
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High-Hanging Fruit: The Latest and Greatest in Sport Sustainability

April 13, 2020
Organiser:
The Sport Ecology Group, Green Sport Alliance

There is no shortage of opportunities when it comes to greening the sport sector. This webinar is focused on the toughest, most complicated, and most challenging of the bunch: climate action items with the greatest impact. Panelists will discuss large-scale fan engagement campaigns, the prospect of introducing carbon-positive operations initiatives, green transport options, and more. Speakers: Aileen McManamon (5T Sports), Claire Poole (Sport Positive Summit), Haruki Sawada (Green Sports Alliance Japan), Garrett Wong (Green Sports Alliance)  Moderator: Dr. Brian McCullough (Seattle University / The Sport Ecology Group)

Location: Webinar
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50 years of Earth Day

April 8, 2020
Organiser:
The Sport Ecology Group, Green Sport Alliance

To kick off the webinar series, we'll be discussing the history of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and some stand-out actions and initiatives happening in the sport sector around Earth Day. Tune in to learn more about ongoing athlete advocacy initiatives, research projects, fan engagement campaigns, and more!  Speakers: Claire DeNegro (Earth Day Network); Chris Mazdezer (USA Luge); Dr. Brian McCullough (Seattle University / The Sport Ecology Group)  Moderator: Kristin Hanczor (Green Sports Alliance)

Location: Webinar
Climate ActionLife Below WaterLife on LandResponsible Consumption
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SandSI webinar Sport x SDGs (SDG Sport Lab)

April 6, 2020
Organiser:
SandSi, Julia Duffus (International Olympic Committee), Isabella Burczak (International Cycling Federation), (Aileen McManamon, 5T Sports)

First webinar of the SDG Sport Lab, hosted by Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI). It assess why the SDGs are a critical for success, how many worldwide federations are applying the SDGs today, and how the IOC supports the role of sport to advance on the SDGs.

Location: - Switzerland
Clean Water and SanitationClimate ActionDecent Work and Economic GrowthGender EqualityGood HealthInnovation and InfrastructureLife Below WaterLife on LandNo HungerNo PovertyPartnerships for the GoalsPeace and JusticeQuality EducationReduced InequalitiesResponsible ConsumptionSustainable Cities and Communities
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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 6, 2020
Organiser:
World Health Organization

Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace.

To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 23 August 2013, by the UN General Assembly. The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the UN of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.

As governments voted on the establishment of the day, it receives wide recognition and ownership on an international scale. This proclamation is the result of collaboration between a number of different stakeholders, including the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), governments, non-governmental and multilateral organisations and the private sector.

Location: global
Decent Work and Economic GrowthGender EqualityGood HealthPeace and JusticeReduced Inequalities
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Sport and SDG’s Webinar

April 3, 2020
Organiser:
Sport and Sustainability (SandSi)

In this webinar you will learn Why the SDGs are a key tool for communications and commercial partnerships; How international sports federations are delivering on the SDGs; What future plans are of the IOC and UN Commonwealth Secretariat on sport and SDG indicator implementation.

Location: Maison du Sport International - Lausanne, Switzerland
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E-Waste Workshop

March 25, 2020
Organiser:
Green Sport Alliance

The Green Sport Alliance in conjunction with, e-Stewards, develops an updated E-Waste Program to provide guidelines and resources to reduce the environmental impacts of electronics for all sports facilities and organizations.

Location: Husky Stadium - Seattle, USA
Climate ActionResponsible Consumption
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World Water day

March 22, 2020
Organiser:
United Nations

World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources

Location: Global
Clean Water and SanitationClimate ActionResponsible Consumption
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International Day of Forests

March 21, 2020
Organiser:
United Nations

The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations.

Location: Global
Climate ActionLife on LandResponsible Consumption
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Mountain Day

December 11, 2019
Organiser:
United Nations

International Mountain Day has its roots in the document “Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development” (called Chapter 13), adopted in 1992 as part of the action plan Agenda 21 of the Conference on Environment and Development. The increasing attention to the importance of mountains led the UN declare to 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains. The first international day was celebrated for the first time the following year, 2003.

Location: Global
Climate ActionLife on Land
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Achieving SDGs through Sport : partnerships and institutional responses for greater coherence and effectiveness

October 5, 2017
Organiser:
Swiss Confederation, Cantons of Geneva and Vaud, AISTS, UNIL and UNIGE

Experts from United Nations (UN) agencies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Sports Federations (IFs) will discuss the topic of "Achieving the SDGs through sport: partnerships and institutional responses for greater coherence and effectiveness".

Location: - Lausanne, Switzerland