Prioritising sustainability with limited resources

Prioritising sustainability with limited resources

Episode #45 – Michal Buchel, chief executive of the International Sambo Federation, explains how his organisation is helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through perseverance and a creative mindset

Despite being one of the smallest international federations – representing a sport very much in its growth phase – the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has been a sustainability pioneer in sport since 2014.

It’s testament to the organisation’s leadership that, despite its limitated resources, social and environmental responsibility is very much a priority.

In this week’s edition of the podcast, we talk with the federation’s chief executive, Michal Buchel, who charts the combat sport’s relationship with sustainability, and explains:

– Why the FIAS started to focus on sustainability in 2014

– How it is collaborating with partners, such as oil and gas company Rosneft, to accelerate sustainable change

– What the objectives of its recently-published 10-year sustainability strategy are

Listen to the full episode here:

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  • Tero Kalsta
    November 17, 2020, 9:09 am

    Thanks, good podcast. Inspiring to hear about small organisations working with sustainability, we are trying to learn as much as we can.

  • Martin Dillon
    November 19, 2020, 1:56 pm

    I really enjoyed this Podcast and have just shared it. Keep up the great work.


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