Budgeting for Sustainability in 2023

Sustainabil,ity finance and budgeting for sport in ireland in 2023

It’s been impossible to miss the climate crisis’s growing impacts during the past fortnight. With extreme temperatures hitting Europe, major sporting events were affected in ways we highlighted in a piece last week. The Irish government is locked in negotiations about emissions targets for the agri-industry and even the two hopefuls in the Conservative Party […]

Extreme Heat: A warning to sport

Extreme heat and the impacts on sport - why sustainability is important for sport

What’s happening? This week’s European heatwave is a compelling reminder of the increasingly prevalent risks and impacts to sport. With extreme temperatures and weather warnings across the continent, sport has been forced to respond. How has sport been affected? A variety of sports has been affected – many visibly and in ways previously unseen. Five […]

Birmingham 2022 – Supply Chain Sustainability

Sustainability Agency Ireland comment on Birmingham Games 2022

Who’s doing it? In just under two weeks’ time’ (28 July), the Commonwealth Games will commence in Birmingham.   ‘Birmingham 2022’ is delivering to its aim of creating the most sustainable Games yet. What are they doing? The Games have been designed to support long-term social, economic and environmental development. Not only is the event pursing […]

The Irish Open: Sustainability on the Horizon

Who did it? Golf’s DP World Tour showcased two key environmental and social sustainability initiatives at last week’s Irish Open.  What did they do? As part of its response to the climate crisis, the tour’s ‘GreenDrive’ campaign visited Ireland for the first time. This was accompanied by the G4D Tour‘s Irish Open, where Europe’s best […]

England Golf – The Sustainability Drive

England Golf Sustainability Agency Impact 3 Zero

Who’s doing it? Earlier this month, England Golf published its new sustainability plan. As custodian for England’s 1,800 clubs and amateur game, the national governing body is now leading on environmental and social sustainability. Golfers, clubs, counties and stakeholders will be engaged and educated on the benefits of purposeful action. What are they doing? The […]

Irish sport’s dirty word

This article was published in the June 16th edition of ‘The Pitch’ by Ian Mallon in the Irish Examiner. Read the full article here. BY 2030 ‘Sustainability’ will be the most important non-sporting commercial activation across all Irish sports bodies. But for now it’s sport’s dirty word, with very little action and very few strategies […]

One Game – 911 tonnes of Co2


Who’s doing it? Real Betis, an early adopter of ambitious sustainability strategy, asked their fans to make better, more sustainable transport decisions for a recent match. This delivered some amazing results. What are they doing? For Real Betis’ ‘Match for Sustainability’, the club asked their fans to ditch their cars and instead travel to the […]

In Partnership – VLY and Impact 3 Zero

Volleyball ireland Impact 3 Zero Sustainability and Sport Agency

Volleyball Ireland has announced a new collaboration with Impact 3 Zero, a dedicated sports and sustainability ‘impact agency’. This is aimed at helping Volleyball Ireland build a comprehensive sustainability strategy and shape the healthiest future for itself, community and environment. “Makes complete sense” “Our new engagement with Impact 3 Zero makes complete sense,” says Gary […]

FAI & SSE: A Greener shade of football

Who’s doing it? The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and sponsor SSE Airtricity (SSE) have announced an unprecedented initiative, aimed at improving the environmental footprint of Irish football. As part, sustainability accreditation experts GreenCode will audit all League of Ireland Premier Division and First Division, and Women’s National League clubs. What are they doing? Greencode […]

Wolves fans demand action – Football for Future

Wolves Sustainability Climate Action Impact 3 Zero

Who’s doing it? Wolverhampton Wanderers FC is the latest Premier League club to take the lead around environmental sustainability. But what’s really interesting is that Wolves’ fans have demanded that the club take this course of action. Why & what are they doing? Wolves’s new partnership with environmental non-profit, Football For Future (FFF) is aimed […]