Leagues – What We Do
“When people ask me to give examples of Premier League football clubs doing great work in sustainability, I keep coming back to the same examples” our founder Claire Poole thought to herself in early 2019. That thought kickstarted a project to research and map out the exhaustive efforts of all clubs into a league table matrix, brought together from researching all information that was available in the public domain, and then verifying that with the clubs.
It was meant to be a tool for us here at Sport Positive to use, and to share with the industry to benchmark and increase ambition. However the BBC heard about what we were doing through mutual colleagues and got in touch to say that it sounded just like something they would like to communicate – so they published the first edition in November 2019. The feedback was overwhelming, from clubs, stakeholders and (the dream!) FANS.
Big plans were formed to expand our efforts in 2020 off the back of this successful launch, but COVID19 had other ideas. In spite of a tough year, we managed to get out a 2020 update to Premier League sustainability table, and now we’re back on track with our plans in 2021 to continue to launch more football leagues and leagues across other sports this year and beyond.
The leagues we have launched or are working on include: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Champions League. We have plans across all top flight football in Europe, and are working with partners on other leagues globally, with more planned launches in 2021 and beyond.
If you want to keep updated on what is coming up next, or want to work with us on creating a league within your sport, please do get in touch by completing the Keep Updated form at the bottom of the page, or by emailing [email protected]
Our mission is to increase ambition on climate action through the sports we love, and we work extensively with sporting organisations to do just that. We hope you find these leagues valuable, and we look forward to bringing you more.