Four out of five sports federations across Europe have no formal objectives related to environmental sustainability, a study on sports governance has revealed. While 20% of sports federations could articulate objectives and actions aimed at promoting environmental sustainability, 89% failed to evaluate the impact of those policies. Around 22% of...
The English Football Association (FA) has put together a sustainability team as it bids to achieve ISO 20121 certification – a stamp of excellence in sustainable event management – by October 2018. Sarah Smith, the governing body’s facilities manager, told delegates at the Sustainability in Sport conference in Amsterdam that...
THE 2017/18 SEASON WASN’T A VINTAGE ONE for FK Austria Vienna. A seventh placed-finish (out of 10 teams) and a 4-0 home drubbing at the hands of fierce city rival Rapid is not the kind of return the second most successful club in the country expects. Red Bull Salzburg may...
Implementing new forms of mobility and reducing construction-related carbon emissions in Olympic host cities are among the top priorities for C40 after it cemented its partnership with the IOC. The two organisations announced their formal relationship last month, revealing intentions to help successful bidders implement climate change initiatives to counter...
Dr Allen Hershkowitz, the chairman of Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI), has been appointed by the New York Yankees as an environmental science advisor – said to be the first position of its kind in professional sport. In his new position, Hershkowitz will guide a number of new and existing...
A Corporate Citizenship team created by sports broadcaster ESPN will be recognised by the Green Sports Alliance for its extensive work reducing environmental impacts. Vice president, Kevin Martinez, and his ESPN Corporate Citizenship colleagues will receive the Environmental Leadership Award at the Alliance’s 26 June summit in Atlanta, Georgia, at...
The FIA Formula E Championship has vowed to “expand” its sustainability programme after becoming the first category in motorsport to achieve ISO 20121 certification. Certification was confirmed following a third-party audit, which found that the electric street racing competition hit the three main criteria: becoming more socially responsible, creating a...
REWARDS OF $10,000 WILL BE OFFERED to organisations or individuals in sailing who are undertaking innovative, impactful and replicable sustainability projects. World Sailing will allocate the funding in order to sustain the chosen projects over the next three years. Working with sustainability specialists, 11th Hour Racing, the governing body is inviting...
FIFA will launch around 150 sustainability initiatives for the upcoming World Cup in Russia – and will put sustainability at the heart of its decision to choose a winning bidder for the 2026 tournament. In a short, but wide-ranging address at the Sustainable Innovation in Sport conference in Amsterdam, FIFA’s...
A wide-ranging sustainability plan developed by the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) – the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team – will be revealed ahead of its official opening in autumn 2018. But to give fans a taste for what’s in store, the general manager of the...