Changing the Game: The Sports and Entertainment Sector Embraces the SDGs

Changing the Game: The Sports and Entertainment Sector Embraces the SDGs

AEG Special Series

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as an action agenda for solving some of the world’s most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges by 2030. Also known as the Global Goals, the framework explicitly calls on business to play an active role—and sports and entertainment companies bring a unique set of core competencies and decision-making power to bear. The big games, festivals and other live events they manage touch millions of people around the world. These events, and the venues they’re held in, produce environmental impact that can be mitigated in alignment with the SDGs. Even further, the potential of sports and entertainment districts to revitalize underused spaces and boost local economies opens the door for this sector to support sustainable and equitable development around the world. In this series sponsored by AEG, we’ll explore how this sector can use science-based targets to reduce negative impact in accordance with the SDGs, as well as boost positive impact by engaging with communities.

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Companies, Communities Come Together To Rethink Blighted Spaces For An Equitable Future
Vacant and underused spaces tear holes in cities around the world. In the U.S., nearly 17 percent of the land in large cities is considered vacant. The number of units that are effectively abandoned rose from 3.7 million in 2005 to 5.8 million in 2016, an increase roughly equal to five times...
Nov 28, 2019 10:45 AM ET
Now Is the Time To Address Climate Change, Says This Executive
Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 
Oct 4, 2019 9:55 AM ET
Context-Based Targets Bring a Scientific Approach to Water Management
This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. In 2015, when the United Nations issued the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it called on business, government and civil society to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all...
Sep 9, 2019 2:10 PM ET
Clean Power in Sports: What Fuels Your Game?
This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. Professional sports leagues are in the unique position of communicating with fans of all ages. That means their efforts around sustainability have the potential to reach millions of people who are passionate about their team and their sport—and leagues are increasingly using this clout with...
Jul 22, 2019 10:10 AM ET
SDGs in Action: Companies Step Up to Minimize Single-Use Plastic
This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. If you follow the sustainability media, you’ve likely heard a lot more about plastic straws over the past two years. In response to a wave of consumer pressure, a sizable list of companies—...
Jun 24, 2019 1:45 PM ET

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