The Active Well-being Initiative is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2017 who promotes physical activity, Sport for All, sustainable health and well-being.
The AWI is a unique platform designed to create and encourage international cooperation opportunities, integration and implementation strategies, established programmes and institutional models. The AWI hosts, manages, and promotes federative reference frameworks and recognition schemes in the field of well-being and sustainable health. The AWI enables cities to enhance the well-being of their population, while receiving international recognition for their progress through a certification process. Citizens are empowered and engaged in order to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle.
AWIs' approach and methodology is based on international standards and tools, and supported by a network of field experts. As an initial step in 2017, the AWI launched its first label, Global Active City, leveraging on physical activity and sports to enhance individual and collective well-being.
Moving forward, the AWI and its partners continue to develop a more holistic approach which encompasses more dimensions and drivers of well-being, such as healthy nutrition, mental well-being, personal coaching, culture and art.
Through the AWI model and suites of tools and services, cities are encouraged to move further away from the current, largely pathogenic paradigm to adopt a new approach based on the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles and environments. They may start their journey by joining the AWI as a Partner City and adopting the Global Active City framework, implementing the corresponding management system, establishing a strong alliance and a number of new initiatives, defining clear roles and responsibilities to ultimately achieve the proposed internationally-recognised certification. Alternatively, and in the near future, cities may also decide to adopt a more rounded and multidimensional approach to well-being and follow the model proposed by the Global Well-being City label. In addition, such a model will also be proposed to organisations (private, public, for profit, NGOs, of all sizes and nature) which decide to adopt a more proactive, healthy and active workplace approach for their staff, members, participants, visitors or customers.
The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent. The essence of their presence is to bring hope and restore dignity to the most vulnerable.
The Gift of the Givers Foundation regularly raise funds for hunger alleviation through proceeds from marathon race
The Homeless World Cup Foundation is a pioneering charity which uses football to inspire people who are homeless to change their own lives.
Their vision is for a world without homelessness.
Their mission is to use football to support and inspire people who are homeless to change their own lives; and to change perceptions and attitudes towards people who are experiencing homelessness.
The Homeless World Cup Foundation operates through a Network of Street Football Partners across 70+ countries to support grassroots football programmes. They provide a focus for—and celebration of—their year-round activity by organising and delivering an annual, world-class, international football tournament for national teams of men and women who are homeless.
Ball To All is a non-profit organization located in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, that was founded with a simple premise: keep kids playing – it will help them grow healthier, happier and at the same time, keep them out of trouble.
Ball to All mission is simple and captured in the slogan: Every Kid Can Have A Ball.
How Did Ball To All Start?
One day in early 2013, Ori Eisen, Founder of Ball to All asked Nikolas Mangu, one his colleagues who grew up in Kenya, what was the most fun thing to do when he was a kid? “Playing soccer, of course” he said. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Growing up with limited means in Kenya meant that kids had to improvise, and make soccer balls out of anything they could find.
In May of 2013, Nikolas was about to go back home to Kenya on his annual vacation. Ori Eisen asked him if he would do him a favor, and deliver five soccer balls to the same school he went to when he was a kid. He obliged and so began what grew to become Ball To All.
The rest is history and is depicted on our the Organisations website: www.balltoall.org.
The SHIFT is about changing direction, making a new start with a unique vision, an innovative systemic approach to integrate positive change for its clients.
The SHIFT is a group of committed experts and creative sparring partners who have worked with the world's largest sports events as well as the corporate and non-profit industry.
Their mission is to contribute to a sustainable, healthy and thriving society that integrates planetary boundaries and social justice in an exciting and innovative manner.
The SHIFT draws its inspiration from the world of sport, its universal values, adrenaline and emotion.
The SHIFT provides measurable and scalable solutions to drive leadership and positive change. Theyfocus on impact and thrive in doing business as unusual.
Through a 360 degree integrated and innovative business approach, they aim to maximizing the contribution of companies, projects and leaders to people, planet and prosperity.
Neil Beecroft was responsible for sustainable development at UEFA EURO 2016 football tournament in France. In 2020, he was Head of Sustainability for the Lausanne Winter Youth Olympic Games. As B Corp Leader, Neil encourages the way in which business innovation and sustainability can positively influence the organisational model of sports and the industry. He is also Head of the Omega European Masters and is the CoFounder of the StartUp PuraWorka and the NGO Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI). Recently, Neil achieved a certificate in disruptive innovation at IMD Business School and is ready to blend this field with sustainability.
Philippe Furrer spent the largest part of his career with the IOC, in various senior roles. In recent years, he spearheaded the IOC Young Leaders programme and contributed to the development of the innovative Global Active City model. He founded his own advisory firm insPoweredBy in 2019. Philippe holds several academic degrees in geoscience, sports science, business leadership and sustainable finance. He leads several social business initiatives and believes in cross-disciplinary approaches as the only way to solve today’s complex social and environmental challenges. Forest bathing and running is Philippe’s best option to stimulate his creativity and recharge his batteries.
Geert Hendriks worked for two decades in both the private and public sector before transitioning into the sport industry. Since 2012 he managed projects on sustainability, legacy and education with six Olympic Games as well as 50+ different international sports organisations across all continents. Geert is a Founding Director of the international NGO Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) and has co-created since 2014 multiple associations using sport to empower refugees and youth. Geert has won the Peace & Sport Award 2016 as well as the UIM Environment Award for his work on the Sustainable Sport & Events Centre. Geert has published a variety of books and is currently studying Social Business Strategies at the Harvard Business School. Being Dutch of origin, he commutes to the office on his bicycle and is a passionate player of any sport that involves a ball, in particular korfball.
Anne-Cécile Turner is an award-winning sustainability expert. She is currently Founder and CEO of Blueshift, agency created in 2009, specialised in sustainability consultancy. Anne-Cécile was also the Director of Race for Water Foundation to identify, implement and promote solutions for a new social circular economy around plastic waste. She is The Ocean Race (previously called Volvo Ocean Race)’s Sustainability Director, creating a platform for change, engaging world leaders, Academia, Institutions, private sector and philanthropists to accelerate ocean health restoration. Experienced in driving positive change through international platforms, her work is supported by her impressive qualifications and training from Harvard’s Executive Leadership Program, The Tavistock Institute and WWF. Meaningful Business ambassador, passionate sailor, amateur triathlete she also loves lighthouses and Modigliani!
Albert is leading a charge against climate change; bringing the film and TV industries together to tackle our environmental impact and inspiring screen audiences to act for a sustainable future.
We believe that our creative industries represent the greatest opportunity to protect our planet.
Founded in 2011 and governed by an industry consortium, we support everyone working in film and TV to understand their opportunities to create positive environmental change.
Albert has recently created a new entity exclusively dedicated to sport : Albert Sport, with the aim to tackle even more precisely the sustainability challenges of broadcasters active in sport
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Touchline is an international communications agency specialising in sustainability and sport. For more than two decades we’ve helped leading sports organisations engage their key stakeholders by telling their most impactful stories, delivering multilingual, multi-platform content and reports. We work for the IOC, FIFA, UEFA, FIBA, World Rugby and the ICC, among others. Through our independent platform, The Sustainability Report, we provide economic, social and environmental intelligence for the sports industry. Touchline is a certified carbon neutral organisation.
Ecoathletes is an experienced team of athletes and academics, climate scientists and ecopreneurs, green business leaders and journalists, devoted to finding the Jackie Robinsons and the Megan Rapinoes of climate change and getting them to join the fight.
EcoAthletes delivers engaging, interactive, customized education for athletes that empowers them to speak out confidently on climate change. They also offer athletes individual climate-focused mentorship, personal brand building, or opportunities for career development.
Led by the Czech Olympic Committee, and co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, the ASAP project has for its mission to enable project partners to create, adopt and start implementing integrated sustainability strategies in their organisations, and/or improve the sustainability of their operations.
By translating existing recommendations, guidelines, and best practises into a practical hands-on approach, and by giving this approach a strategic framework, the project helps partner organisations integrate sustainability into the very core of their operations, into their purpose.
To do so, the three years-long project uses a mentor-mentee working method bringing together “sustainability-experienced” National Olympic Committees (Denmark, Finland, Germany) with “sustainability beginners” (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia). Roadmap for the creation of an integrated sustainability strategy will be created as a practical tool for any sport organisation.
FAIR PLAY FOR PLANET is part of a global dynamic that supports sports clubs and events by in developing and strengthening your eco-performance.
FAIR PLAY FOR PLANET promotes a model of economic and social development that is based on concern for the environment.
FAIR PLAY FOR PLANET is a communication and gathering platform for committed, responsible and forward-thinking sport.
Our various services encourage individuals, sports clubs to set up concrete, quantifiable and profitable actions in the service of the environment.