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Introducing Game On – Sport for Social Impact
Meaningful Business and thinkBeyond are excited to present ‘Game On’ - a content stream exploring the intersection of sport, business and social impact. In this launch article, Nick Keller, Founder and President of thinkBeyond, shares the multiple benefits of sport as a pathway for positive change, and its role in helping communities recover from the pandemic.
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Podcast: How the International Committee of the Red Cross is using sport to change attitudes towards disability in conflict zones
Continuing our look at disability and employment, Suzy Christopher, Co-Founder, Untapped - our Knowledge Partner for Accelerate - spoke to Jess Markt & Pat Glennon, from the International Committee of the Red Cross, who are delivering their physical rehabilitation and workforce inclusion programme using sport to change attitudes towards disabled people in conflict and war zones.
How Sport-for-Development Organisations can Build Bridges Between Businesses and Refugee Communities
Mary Connor is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Without Borders, a global non-profit that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of underserved youth. Here, she discusses how its direct-service programmes support refugee and asylum-seeking youth in their journey to create a new home, and the ways in which brands can contribute to the growing issue of displaced people around the world. This article forms part of a series looking at how sport can support refugee communities, run in partnership with Goal Click and thinkBeyond.
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Breaking down systemic racism through sport
As part of Game On - Sport for Social Impact, run in partnership with thinkBeyond, we are exploring how sport can be used as a tool to tackle racism and social injustice. We spoke to Stefanny Alecon, Executive Director at Youth Run NOLA, who shares the organisation's mission to eliminate barriers, and create a safe and inclusive space for BIPOC youth in New Orleans.
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The next big goal for sport? Environmental sustainability.
Tackling ESG in sports isn’t just the right thing to do. It can also create a competitive advantage. Hannah Mansour, Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Re_Set, makes the business case for prioritising environmental sustainability in the sports sector. This article is part of our Game On - Sport for Social Impact series.
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Anne-Cécile Turner

Anne-Cécile is an experienced practitioner with managerial, professional and academic qualifications. Trained with the best sustainability education programmes (Harvard Executive…

Fiona Morgan
Fiona Morgan

Fiona has over 15 years’ experience in leading global campaigns. Starting her career at IMG in Florida working for tennis…