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GOAL (Green Operations & Advanced Leadership), is a sustainability movement for the sports and live entertainment industry, launched by Oak View Group – developers and owners of Climate Pledge Arena – in partnership with Fenway Sports Group, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, and green building trailblazer, Jason F. McLennan. Members of GOAL, including arenas, stadiums, convention centers, venues of public assembly, and adjacent organizations, will have access to a digital portal that defines a broad set of sustainability standards specifically designed for venues, a customized tactical roadmap and materiality assessment for achieving those standards, and a tracking tool that focuses on industry-specific data insights. The data insights will provide Members with the industry’s first cohesive benchmarks for their specific organizational type/geography/age/type of live event, which will help to validate leadership and identify opportunities for improvement. The insights will also focus on industry-specific baselines for use intensity per event, per visitor, and other unique metrics that are critical to measuring impact. The online GOAL platform also includes a library of resources and provides online and offline forums to collaborate with like-minded operators, solution providers, and individuals who are committed to their continuous sustainability journey.Learn More
RSK is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Our family of over 200 environmental, engineering, and technical services businesses, work together to provide practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced.
These challenges, and responses to them are perhaps best captured by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” We must achieve a truly sustainable future, and to get there, all nations, businesses, organisations, and individuals must play a role. RSK is enabling clients around the world to do their bit. We operate in most sectors of the economy including many of those most critical to future global sustainability such as water, energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining, and waste. With our integrated offering across research and development, consultancy, and on-the-ground application we can deliver a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market.
BSI is a world-leading national standards body. For more than 120 years we’ve helped our clients operate in a way that is safer, more secure and more sustainable. Incorporated by Royal Charter, we’re truly impartial, and home to the ultimate mark of trust, the Kitemark.
BSI provide a wide range of standards, certification, and training solutions to support clients in achieving their sustainability goals, including ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management.
Our unique combination of consulting, knowledge, assurance and regulatory services makes organizations more resilient, and in turn inspires trust in their products, systems, services, and the world we live in.Learn More
As the UK’s largest full-service firm, Irwin Mitchell is perfectly positioned to assist you. We take time to understand what’s important to you or your organisation.
We can help with issues ranging from governance, corporate, employment, commercial contracts and tax, through to family law, immigration and sports injury and rehabilitation. We ultimately support you to achieve your ambitions. And if your matter is overseas, we’ve got a network of high-quality and trusted law firms to hand.
Purpose Driven Bluewater – good for you and good for the planet
At Bluewater, we care about what goes into the planet’s landfills, oceans, rivers and lakes because we care about what goes into our bodies when drinking or cooking and washing with water. Founded in 2013 by Swedish environmental entrepreneur Bengt Rittri, we’ve put banishing single-use plastics at the heart of Bluewater’s business vision with ingenious planet-friendly water purification, dispensing, and bottle solutions to generate and serve pure water and other beverages at home, work, and when on the go at busy events, venues, and public locations.
Bluewater water purifiers remove over 99% of all known contaminants from lead to gender-bending chemicals such as PFAS as well as microplastics and are available in all major markets globally. In early 2022, Bluewater merged with US water company FloWater, which shares Bluewater’s purpose-driven mission to eliminate the need for single-use plastic water bottles and their polluting transportation. Both Bluewater and FloWater have been honored with Fast Company “World Changing Ideas” awards, and been featured by numerous leading media, including CNN, Forbes, Inc., The Hollywood Reporter, The Financial Times, and The Daily Telegraph.Learn More
A leader in environmental solutions, Veolia is aiming to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. As the UK leader in resource management, we provide a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular economy and protect the environment.Learn More
WM is focused on reinventing what’s possible for communities, companies, and society to be more sustainable – where materials are repurposed, energy is renewable and communities are thriving. With unique industry expertise and experience in event management, WM Advisory Services designs value-driven sustainability solutions to help leagues, venues, teams, and large-scale events, including holistic sustainability plans and effective implementation strategies. The team provides hands-on support with sustainability strategy development, comprehensive impact benchmarking, sponsorship program design, emissions reduction tactics, and more.Learn More
Networking Drinks Partner
The Kia Oval
Surrey County Cricket Club was formed in 1845 and is one of the most historic sports clubs in the United Kingdom, with one of the most iconic international venues as its home; The Kia Oval.
The Kia Oval has hosted some of sports most legendary moments, including being the site of an England defeat against Australia that would trigger the birth of the The Ashes, the biggest series in international cricket.
As well as seeing many Surrey successes in cricket over its 177-year history, The Kia Oval hosted the first international football match and the first FA Cup Final, cementing its place in sporting history.
Off the pitch, The Kia Oval is one of the best conference venues in London, hosting over 2000 events each year.Learn More
Sports Industry Partners
World Athletics is the international governing body for track & field and distance running. Our vision is to use the power and accessibility of athletics and our athletes to create a healthier and fitter world. We work closely with national federations and local organising committees to develop the sport and stage competitions around the globe to excite and engage fans of all ages.Learn More