Sustainability expertise for sport
Team Planet is a specialist consultancy providing sustainability expertise to organisations involved in sport. Team Planet can help your organisation to:
Understand sustainability risks & opportunities
Devise strategies & set objectives
Deliver sustainable events & operations
Create brand value
Secure funding & sponsorship
Engage audiences, clients & stakeholders
Team Planet supports sports federations, clubs, sponsors, venues, rights holders, event organisers, communications agencies, organising committees, bid & host cities, NGOs and community stakeholders.
Team Planet services include:
Risk and opportunity identification
Sustainability strategies and policies
Sustainability for bid proposals
Partnership and funding strategies
Sustainable sponsorship activation and campaigns
Brand hygiene and development
Sustainability communications and PR
Partner and funder finding
Tool and approach selection including One Planet Living, ISO & GRI
Team Planet has been supporting the Kafue River & Rowing Centre – a major project for the WWF – World Rowing Clean Water Alliance – since January 2014.
After 20 years in the sustainability sector and a 10 year focus on sport, I have seen a marked increase in sport’s engagement with sustainability in response to the expectations of stakeholders and sponsors. Team Planet helps organisations meet their sustainability requirements, particularly those working in the sports sector looking to benefit by doing sustainability well.
I have a deep knowledge of the issues and opportunities connecting sustainability and sport: from assessing and mitigating the impact of sport events to ensuring positive community, legacy and communications outcomes.
At WWF, I helped develop and implement the One Planet Olympic framework for the London 2012 Olympic Games and managed relationships with the Olympic authorities in what became the ‘greenest Games ever’. I was also an IOC Observer at the Beijing Olympics and supported work with Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and partners including Coca-Cola, HSBC, Sky, FISA World Rowing, SportAccord, UNEP, SportBusiness and several communications agencies.
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“Simon understands how to work with, protect and develop strong brands. With WWF and its corporate partners, Simon has used sustainability and sport to activate brand values and engage people with our stories.” Winnie De’Ath, Director of Brand Communications, WWF International
“I really enjoyed collaborating with Simon on London 2012: he helped create Coca-Cola’s ambitious sustainability plans for the Games, pushing us to go further and showing us how.” Katherine Symonds, Consultant, Sancroft International. Previously Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola GB London 2012 Team
“Simon is a hugely dynamic and enthusiastic person and brings a very personal commitment to his work and dedication to making things more sustainable – in our case pushing us to be as progressive as possible in delivering our sustainability goals. Simon is highly competent, straightforward, and works collaboratively in a positive and professional manner.” Phil Cumming, Group Sustainability Manager, Kingfisher PLC. Previously Corporate Sustainability Manager at London 2012.