How World Sailing is accelerating sustainable innovation in the marine industry

How World Sailing is accelerating sustainable innovation in the marine industry

Episode #46 – Dan Reading, the federation’s head of sustainability, explains how decisions made by sports organisations can have a wider positive impact within industries

Earlier this month, World Sailing won the first sustainability award established by GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) for its comprehensive Agenda 2030 Sustainability Strategy.

In this week’s podcast, Dan Reading, World Sailing’s head of sustainability and the man behind the strategy, charts the federation’s progress and explains how the plan was developed as well as how it is being executed.

Consulting with stakeholders, setting concrete objectives, searching for innovation, and working with partners has been the story of the organisation’s success to date, according to Reading. During the episode he explains:

– How innovation related to electric support boats and alternatives to single-use plastic is accelerating sustainability within the €100bn marine industry

– Why partners, suppliers and athletes are crucial to World Sailing achieving its sustainability vision

– What sports organisations can do to make sure their operations and events are environmentally responsible

Listen to the full episode here:

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