"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people, in a way that little else does."

Nelson Mandela

No costs - no barriers

Sport has not only the power to change the world, it is also deeply rooted in our society. With its unique scope, global interdependence and special position all around the globe, the modern sports industry can be a true force in the fight against the challenges of the 21st century and should be at the forefront towards climate change.

But, many sports organisations are still not reporting on their sustainability performance and corresponding data.

GSBS encourages professional sports organisations to more transparency and sustainable behaviour. It makes them aware of their impact through their actions and helps them to use their prominent position in our society to fulfil their responsibilities as modern business organisations – at no costs for these organisations.

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Therefore, the GSBS has conceived the GSBS Reporting Framework and the corresponding GSBS Sustainability Performance Rating, as a global standard for sustainability reporting and to create a benchmark in the professional sports industry. 

Our vision

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Our vision is to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone and to protect the needs of future generations, by leveraging the power of sports.

Challenges of the 21st century

The challenges of the 21st century are equally affecting society as a whole and individual organisations. Increasing public awareness around the globe calls for action and responsible behavior of companies and governments, thus there is tremendous demand for more transparency, disclosure and accountability. We are convinced that sustainability will be the new license to operate.

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  • Climate change

  • Air, water and land pollution

  • Diversity

  • Child labour and modern slavery

  • Gender inequality

  • Water scarcity

  • Overexploitation

  • Globalisation

  • Inequality in wealth creation

  • Racism

  • Bribery and corruption

  • Natural hazards

  • Loss of biodiversity

  • Digitalisation

  • Health & safety