GSS Education

Core Modules

Discover the Core Modules of Our Sustainability in Sport Online Course


We’ve designed five essential Core Modules to provide you with a robust foundation and practical approach to sustainability in sports.


Join us to learn how you and your organisation can ensure a positive impact through your day-to-day work.

Module 1: An Introduction to Sustainability in Sport



  • Understanding Sustainability: Definitions, history, and fundamental concepts
  • The Importance for Sports Organisations: Social and environmental responsibilities at macro, meso, and micro levels.
  • Relevant Standards and Frameworks: Including SDGs, ISO, GRI, and the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.
  • The 7 Sustainable Pillars of Sport: Co-created by industry experts, offering a comprehensive tour of sustainability and its connection to sports.

Module 2: Developing a Sustainability Strategy



  • Five Core Principles: Reflecting the values of typical sports organisations.
  • Exploring a Pathway to Strategy Development:
  • Screening: Assessing the current situation and defining your starting point.
  • Impact Identification: Establishing a working group and identifying impacts.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Consulting key stakeholders with real-life examples.
  • Materiality: Assessing economic, environmental, and social impacts.

Module 3: Impact Measurement and Sustainability Reporting


Understanding Impact: What, why, and how of impact measurement.

Blueprint for Sustainability:

  • Objectives: Defining the impact you want to achieve.
  • Activities: How to achieve it.
  • Metrics: Measuring success.
  • Targets: Setting achievable goals.

Sustainability Reporting in Sport: Reporting on the impact we are measuring, looking at the current practice and possible trends.

Module 4: Organising Sustainable Sport Events



  • Recognising Sustainability Impacts: Understanding common sustainability impacts associated with sporting events.
  • An Introduction to Sustainable Event Organisation: Focusing on key principles and essential considerations.
  • Understanding Legacy in Sports: Exploring practical applications within sport organisations.
  • Tools for Sustainable Event Management: Valuable tools for managing events sustainably.

Module 5: Case Studies in Sport and Sustainability.



  • Analysing Case Studies: Using established case studies to identify key success factors and assess their various impacts.
  • Applying GSS Sustainable Pillars: Relating each of the seven GSS Sustainable Pillars of Sport to real-life examples.
  • Understanding Global Approaches to Sustainability: Diverse approaches to sustainability employed by sport organisations across different countries and disciplines.

Enrol Now and Start Your Sustainability Journey


Take advantage of our special offer and be among the first 30 people to register in July and enjoy a 30% discount on our courses! This offer is linked to the global initiative to designate 30% of Earth’s land & ocean as protected by 2030.

Register today for the special GSS Education 30% Discount Offer

Register today for the GSS Educational Programme and take advantage of our special offer and enjoy a 30% discount on our courses for the first 30 people to register in July!

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Our courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make a meaningful impact in the sports industry.


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    Please select the educational module you are interested in registering for and take advantage of a 30% discount for our first 30 registrations in July:

    • Module 1 - €175 (30% discount)

    • Module 2 - €175 (30% discount)

    • Module 3 - €175 (30% discount)

    • Module 4 - €175 (30% discount)

    • Module 5 - €125 (30% discount)

    • All 5 Core Modules - €665 (30% discount)

    A representative from GSS will be in contact with you shortly to discuss the various membership options.

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