Conferences / Seminars / Workshops 44


Sport as a vehicle for Social Impact

April 23, 2021 - May 21, 2021

Building on the first edition of Sport4Impact held on January 2018 and referring to other international conferences or gatherings (such as, among other ones: Safeguarding Sport from Corruption,  Vienna  (5-6 June, 3,4 September 2019) promoted by Russian Federation and Italy; CIGEPS Extraordinary Session (28-29 March 2019), the Antananarivo Conference on KAP for Africa (11-14 September 2019); the Conference aims at maintaining and strengthening the momentum generated so far by those events focusing on the five following specific Intervention Segments:

    Sport as a leverage for long term oriented programs aiming at a real and substantive social inclusion functional to durable local development, also for citizenship empowerment. A special attention is given to the Skills for Labour Market, also building upon the EC SKILLSbySport4MED project.
    Placing Skills as a Key-Concept in the theoretical debate around the social role of sport through a focus on sport as an enabler of competencies and soft skills, and high-lighting that skills are a precondition for the world of sport in transition.
    The Private Sector (for profit and no-profit) is called more and more to participate actively to the process of sport as an enabler for social change in view of UN SDGs.  Entrepreneurship, CSR, Innovation and Technology/ICT are powerful vehicles to activate Social Change. A specific attention is given to using sport as a constitutive component of urban and not urban local systems.
    For each SDG sport has a specific potential to activate inititiatives which may contribute to their achievement: . Sport can help to make the SDGs a Reality!
    (in cooperation with UNODC Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime Program).
    Focusing on detection and reporting as a crucial phase of prevention and countering policies, in view of a more substantive role of LEAs and a more fertile cooperation with Sport Bodies, a strategic use of Reporting Mechanisms is promoted with reference to Match-Fixing, Organized-Crime Infiltration, Abuses and other Crimes in the Sport Sector, also building upon the EC AMFF, TPREG and AMATT projects.  Reference is made also to KAP UNESCO Action III Guide Lines, Council of Europe Magglingen Convention, IPACS TF4. Sport Integrity is a precondition to ensure the social role of sport.

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The Sport for Climate Action Forum

April 15, 2021
Beyond Sport

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The Sport for Climate Action Forum will bring together individuals and organisations around the world for a series of showcases, workshops and keynotes focused on the key role that sport can play in protecting our environment. Attendees will be able to learn from those that are on the cutting-edge of this space, while also gaining the opportunity to engage with speakers and build connections with fellow attendees in an intimate convening of passionate, like-minded change-makers. 

Both Beyond Sport and the Swedish Postcode Foundation believe that the unifying and energizing nature of sport can help combat the apathy and lack of cooperation that hinders significant action on climate issues. In order to make the Global Goals a reality by 2030, we know that sport must play a bigger role. 

That’s why in 2019, we partnered to launch the Sport for Climate Action Collective Impact Award – a programme designed to support a group of organizations that are promoting Global Goal 13 through sport with grant funding and year-round facilitated support. As we close out the collective impact programme, Beyond Sport and the Swedish Postcode Foundation are broadening the conversation to the wider sector, in hopes of continuing to galvanize real action to protect our planet.

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Location: Virtual
Climate Action

SAFE Racing, Innovation, Technology & Sustainable Mobility live event

April 8, 2021

A digital event organized by SAFE: “SAFE Racing, Innovation, Technology & Sustainable Mobility” goes live. At this special event the latest challenges and opportunities linking the international motor racing competitions to technological innovation and sustainability will be discussed.

Innovation and new technological solutions are key factors for the increasingly efficient electric powered competitions, as in the case of the FIA Formula E World Championship, the FIM ENEL Moto WORLD CUP, and the latest Extreme E and UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series.

These breathtaking competitions take place in historic circuits and iconic cities, but also in the deserts, forests, glaciers, seas and lakes of our Planet. Their mission is to combine awareness, community perception and care for the environment with the fascination of motorsports, shining the spotlight on the fight against climate change and sustainable mobility.

Thursday’s event, with its exclusive format, will open with a high level panel bringing together special guests from the world of sport and energy:

  • Alejandro Agag, Extreme E- CEO and Formula E- Chairman
  • Rodi Basso, UIM E1 Series- CEO
  • Raffaele Chiulli, GAISF, SportAccord, ARISF and UIM – President
  • Francesco Venturini, Enel X- CEO

To encourage and inspire new generations to become the future leaders of sustainability, on April 8th, the Formula 1, Formula E and Extreme E world champions will be on track at the opening of the 22nd edition of the SAFE Master. There will be special contributions from:

  • Nico Rosberg, 2016 Formula 1 World Champion with Mercedes, and now a sustainability ambassador
  • Jenson Button, 2009 World Champion with Brawn, and currently an Extreme E driver
  • Lucas Di Grassi, Formula E World Champion with Audi Sport

This event represents a great opportunity to touch first-hand the synergies between motorsport, innovation, energy and mobility to shape a more sustainable future for our Planet.

Don’t miss it. #JoinTheRace

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Green Sports Alliance Webinar

March 31, 2021
Green Sport Alliance

Setting the Tone: Leading Sustainability Commitments Across the Sports Industry

Teams, leagues, and corporate entities continue to expand their goals and aspirations regarding zero waste, carbon neutrality, renewable energy and more. Join our GSA network as we discuss the history of these undertakings, the level of planning and execution that goes into these commitments, and how they are leveraging their organizations and partners to ultimately achieve their goals.

Isabella Bertold | Founder and Co-owner, La Prima Professional Cycling & Sustainability Entrepreneur
Samantha Foster | Managing Director, University of Southern California (USC) Endowment
Lee Spivak | Managing Principal of Sports and Entertainment, WM Sustainability Services
Garrett Wong | Member Services Manager, Green Sports Alliance

Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET

Registration link :

Location: Virtual
Climate Action

Sustainability Series – “Towards a Sustainable FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022” – Bodour Al-Meer

March 14, 2021

As sustainability is incorporated to the sports industry vocabulary, initiatives for greener and socially responsible sports events pop up around the world. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is taking this trend to a next level, following a comprehensive Sustainability Strategy in five domains: environmental, human, economic, social and governance.

In this SportWorks TALK, Bodour Al-Meer, Qatar 2022 Sustainability Director, will give an overview of this strategy, with special focus on results of already-implemented projects. Two examples? All stadiums to be used for the tournament are powered by solar power and are achieving green building certifications. Want to have insights on how the future is being built now?

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Location: Virtual
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Sustainability: The sports industry’s next upgrade

February 18, 2021
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? 


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

November 6, 2020

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

Sport Positive Summit 2021

September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021
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

2020 Green Sports Alliance Summit

October 13, 2020 - October 14, 2020
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

Sport positive summit 2020

October 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020
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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