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The Gift of the Givers

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

Location: - South Africa
No Hunger
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The Homeless World Cup Foundation

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.

Good HealthNo Poverty
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Ball to All

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:

Location: - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Good HealthNo PovertyQuality Education
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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.

Core Team:

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!

Location: Lausanne - Switzerland
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Marine Stewarship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation.

They recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.


We want future generations to be able to enjoy seafood and oceans full of life, forever.
Our vision is of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.

Our mission is to use our ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.

Climate ActionLife Below WaterResponsible Consumption
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MarineShift360 is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) sustainability tool designed by marine industry experts for marine designers, manufacturers, boat builders and engineers. It has been developed in collaboration with 11th Hour Racing as the Founding Sponsor and Anthesis Group, the global leader in driving sustainable performance.

The web-based application is intuitive and easy to use, enabling marine businesses to fully understand the environmental footprint of products and processes by quickly assessing their impact, whether individual marine components or a whole yacht. By identifying efficiencies, the LCA tool allows users to reduce environmental impact and costs without compromising performance, all at the touch of a button.

MarineShift360 is a partnership-driven international collaboration that was developed to drive positive, sustainable changes in design and manufacturing in the marine industry. The goal is to enable a marine industry that fully understands the environmental footprint of its products and is empowered to make a measurable shift from a linear to a circular economy.

Climate ActionLife Below WaterResponsible Consumption
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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

Albert Objectives :

  • To enable every part of the screen industry to eliminate waste and carbon emissions from production
  • To empower industry creatives to make editorial content that supports a vision for a sustainable future

Climate Action
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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.

Location: - London, United Kingdom
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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.

Location: Global
Climate Action
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ASAP Project

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.

Location: - Praha, Czech Republic
Climate ActionDecent Work and Economic GrowthGender EqualityGood HealthPartnerships for the GoalsPeace and JusticeResponsible Consumption