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This week: thinkBeyond, Wolves, Hurricanes…

January 11 2024

Also in the news: International Judo Federation, Formula E, Australian Open, Hubba and Renewaball, and more…

This week: thinkBeyond, Wolves, Hurricanes…

The Greater London Authority has selected social impact and sustainability consultancy thinkBeyond to evaluate the impact of major sports events in London. The consultancy will measure economic impact, global reach, environmental sustainability and social integration for major events hosted between now and 2025 in the English capital. 

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Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanders and its Foundation have extended their partnership with circular economy specialist, Reconomy. The partnership will also see Reconomy sponsor the women’s side, while continuing to work with the entire club to improve sustainability on matchdays. 

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The Ekonerg, Energy Research and Environmental Protection Institute published a report on the International Judo Federation’s (IJF) greenhouse gas emissions for 2022. The report found that positive foundations had been set by the IJF, with climate impact reduction measures considered or already in place. 

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Sustainable steel product company Nucor has become a jersey patch sponsor of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Carolina Hurricanes. Nucor’s sustainable steel is used in many products across the US, including cars, appliances, bridges, skyscrapers and even sports stadiums.

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Formula E has appointed Tiziana di Gioia as its new Chief Revenue Officer, to strengthen the racing series’ business and commercial strategy. Di Gioia’s role will focus on enhancing the sport’s global revenue streams and developing strategic partnerships, with the goal of building a sustainable future for Formula E.

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The ongoing Australian Open has made further commitments to inclusivity this year by introducing numerous accessibility options for attendees. These include accessible seating, improved audio and visual guides, hearing loops, access for service animals, sensory rooms, all-gendered bathrooms, communication boards, a quiet room, a multi-faith prayer room and a dedicated inclusion team. 

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Waste management service provider Hubba has collaborated with Renewaball to deploy collection bins across tennis and padel ball clubs, schools and leisure centres in the UK. The balls from these collection bins will then be transported to Renewaball’s recycling centres, where the rubber will be separated from the felt and transformed into new balls. 

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