Sport and sport events have the potential to impact our society in both positive and negative ways. The ability of a sport federation or organisation to balance the economic, environmental and social impact of their activities, including events they host, organise or govern is critical to the future development of their sport. We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.
Now more than ever, sports managers and event organisers have the opportunity to positively harness sport for the benefit of society, and by doing so, contribute to their organisation's bottom line.
Over two days, from the 4th to the 5th of April 2019, the Sustainable Sport & Events Open Module provides concrete examples of what leading sports organisations, such as the Olympic Games, Formula E and North-American leagues such as the NHL and NBA are doing. The module will take place at the Synathlon located on the University of Lausanne Campus in Switzerland. Register here.
This seminar is about the “how”. How sports organisations are stepping up to slow down climate change. How they ensure that sport continues to have a positive impact on society without a negative impact on the environment and how to understand the lifecycle of an event.
Participants will learn from the speakers and from each other about the various ways of integrating sustainability into the core of their businesses, be it a temporary endeavour such as an event or in their daily operations. Throughout both days, group work and discussions will challenge the existing ideas of sustainability in sport, with a particular focus on the business case for sustainability while simultaneously addressing the demands of multiple stakeholders.
- To incorporate the concept of legacy as the first step into a sustainable event
- To gain a solid understanding of the fundamental ideas behind sustainability and corporate social responsibility
- To understand how sporting events positively or negatively impacts society
- To understand how to balance social equity, environmental integrity and economic efficiency in a sports event
- To understand how sustainability and CSR can be integrated into strategic planning for any given sports organisation
- To acquire tools to plan and manage sport events with regards to sustainability
- To develop the capability to build and implement a sustainability or CSR initiative for a sporting event using the five phases of the GRI sustainability reporting process
- To develop knowledge of how to prepare a sustainability report for a small to medium-sized event
Synathlon, Lausanne, Switzerland
Located on the Universty of Lausanne Campus.
View map here.
Fee: CHF 960
IFs, NFs & NOC Discount: Employees of International and National Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees receive a discount off the AISTS SSE open module fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to take advantage of the discount.
- Course materials
- Daily lunch
- Certificate of Completion
Who should attend
Participants are professional, part-time or volunteer managers and organisers of international sports events, as well as staff from sport federations, corporate sponsors and organising committees looking to successfully incorporate Sustainability into events for further competitive advantage. By registering to the 2019 SSE, you gain access to the AISTS E-learning platform where online courses, videos and the Sustainable Sport & Events Toolkit is available. Some of the online courses will be referred to during the April session.
Previous participants who have attended the seminar have come from FIFA, FIH, ICF, IAAF, FIE, FIVB, Formula E, Federation of Gay Games, Hong Kong Jockey Club and the World Economic Forum.
DAY 1 - 4th APRIL
Legacy & Sustainability: The Lifecycle of Sport Events
Andrea Marcellini, AISTS
Youth and Active Living
Philippe Furrer, insPoweredBy
Formula E – Born from a Sustainable Dream
Julia Pallé, Formula E
The International Olympic Committee and Sports for Climate Action
Michelle Lemaitre, IOC
The Ocean Race
Anne-Cécile Tuner, Volvo Ocean Race
Panel discussion: The economic impact of a sustainable approach to sport
Day 2 - 5th APRIL
Lausanne 2020 – Winter Sports for Youth
Neil Beecroft, Lausanne 2020 YOG
Winter Games and Climate Change (AISTS 2018 Client Team Project)
Nikolaus Schönfeld, Lausanne 2020
Ice Hockey in the Desert
Omar Mitchel, NHL
Case Study: FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Åre 2019
Denis Bochatay, Quantis
The Sustainable Lifecycle Game
Denis Bochatay, Quantis
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