The Sustainability Report: Bringing the sports industry together around climate action
Episode #39 – Claire Poole, the founder of the Sport Positive Summit, reflects on the event’s inaugural edition, and explains why sport’s collective response to climate change is more important than ever
Hosting a large conference is a challenge at the best of times. Logistics, marketing, speaker liaison – the list of tasks needed to be fulfilled for an event to run smoothly – let alone be successful – can appear to be overwhelming.
Throw a global pandemic into the mix, and the challenge becomes a mountain to climb.
That’s why the sport and sustainability movement – and sports industry in general – is lucky to have Claire Poole, who battled against the obstacles 2020 threw in her way to host a successful first edition of the Sport Positive Summit earlier this month.
The summit was created to be a convener for the signatories to the UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action Framework, and a learning platform for those sports organisations starting to dip their toes into the world of sustainability.
During the episode, Poole talks about her journey putting the summit together and explains:
- Why sport’s collective response to climate change is more important than ever.
- How the sport and sustainability movement has evolved over the past few years.
- What content and topics were explored at the first summit.