sustainability advice for sport

Team Planet provides sustainability expertise to organisations working in sport

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For sports organisations and events tackling their environmental impact....and mission-led organisations driving sustainability and purpose in the sport sector.... from climate to biodiversity, from UN SDGs to Sports for Climate Action....
Team Planet will:


  • help you address sustainability issues affecting sport

  • assess related risks & opportunities

  • devise strategies & set objectives

  • plan sustainable events & operations

  • add value to your brand

  • secure funding & sponsorship

  • engage audiences, clients & stakeholders


  • Materiality assessment of risk & opportunity 

  • Strategy & policy development

  • Sustainability for bid proposals

  • Partnership & funding strategies


  • Sustainable sponsorship activation 

  • Purpose-led campaigning

  • Brand development

  • Sustainability communications


  • Partner & funder recruitment

  • Project management

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Reporting & certifying support 

Projects & clients

Team Planet supports sports organisations from international federations and organising committees to clubs and sponsors. Team Planet has particular expertise in working with campaigning organisations, NGOs and not-for-profits in purpose-led sport initiatives. Below are some examples:

WWF International Sports Advisor
WWF International Sports Advisor

Support to WWF's sport initiatives and partnerships from January 2014 to present. Includes work with Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020, Lausanne 2020, Paris 2024 and International Olympic Committee liaison; World Rowing Alliance for Clean Water, Volvo Ocean Race, Garmin Sharp pro cycling team and more....

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Sustainability in Sport
Sustainability in Sport

Strategic review for the Sustainability in Sport foundation with founders Gary Neville and Ecotricity's Dale Vince. Production of vision, business plan, communications plan and budget.

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UN Climate Change secretariat
UN Climate Change secretariat

Development of new Climate Action for Sport programme including mapping international climate activities in sport and planning a forthcoming UNFCCC intervention with the sector.

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BT 100% Sport
BT 100% Sport

Chairing of BT stakeholder event for football clubs engaged with the 100% Sport renewable energy for sport campaign.

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Qatar 2022 World Cup
Qatar 2022 World Cup

Development and delivery of a sustainability training programme for Qatar 2022 staff and MENA sports officials at The Josoor Institute, Qatar.

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World Rowing & WWF Alliance
World Rowing & WWF Alliance

Project management of the World Rowing - WWF Clean Water Alliance including the development of the Kafue River and Rowing Centre project in Zambia

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Team Planet is owned and run by Simon Lewis.

With 25 years' sustainability experience and a 15-year focus on the sport sector, I have a deep knowledge of the connections between environmental sustainability and sport: from mitigating the impact of sport events to ensuring positive legacy and communications outcomes.

At WWF (World Wildlife Fund), I helped devise and implement the One Planet Olympic framework for the London 2012 Games in what still stands as the blueprint for sustainable sport. Starting Team Planet in January 2014, I have worked with sports, from football to rowing, as well as sponsors, federations, organising committees, clubs, NGOs, communications agencies and international organisations.

Leading sports and the Olympic movement are rushing to engage with sustainability and issues including climate change, water resources and biodiversity, through initiatives such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Sports for Climate Action. Please get in touch to discuss how Team Planet can support your organisation, your project and your sport.




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