Formula E – “We’re not just a race!”
Earlier this year, Hugo Boss announced that it would be withdrawing its Formula 1 sponsorship, which started nearly 40 years ago, in favour of Formula E. The sport’s growth has gone beyond expectations, welcoming new manufacturers Nissan and BMW in 2018-19. So what’s been drawing hearts and minds to this fast growing spectator sport, which is only just in its fourth season?Read more
UEFA to host Football and Social Responsibility seminar at HQ in Switzerland
UEFA is organising a football and social responsibility seminar for practitioners within European football associations and football clubs.Read more
RESPONSIBALL Ranking 2017
The seventh annual RESPONSIBALL Ranking has been published. The Ranking presents the social responsibility scores of the first division clubs in top-level international football leagues.
I’ll tell you a story
Today, we highlight a new trend in sustainability reporting: Reporters using case studies and personal stories to bring their sustainability reports to life. For example, the multinational chemistry company Clariant has just published its 2016 sustainability report. The report presents the sustainability views of six Clariant employees from Europe by asking them the question: “What does sustainability mean for your professional life and how does it affect your daily routine?”Read more
Schwery Consulting, a social entrepreneurship based in Switzerland, is recruiting for an intern with good knowledge and understanding of social research, with a passion for sport (in particular football) and a commitment to social responsibility.
We have recently launched the annual RESPONSIBALL Ranking, and are working to improve a new beta version of the website www.RESPONSIBALL.org. As such, we require support mainly to develop and promote the RESPONSIBALL platform as well as other Schwery Consulting projects in the field of football and social responsibility.Read more
RESPONSIBALL Ranking 2016
The sixth annual RESPONSIBALL Ranking was published today. It presents the social responsibility scores of the first division clubs in several top-level football leagues.
Top three unchanged
The top three positions in the Ranking remain unchanged from last year. The clubs that were promoted to the Dutch Eredivisie league at the end of the 2014/15 season – NEC, Roda and De Graafschap – only served to solidify the Netherlands’ dominance at the top of the Ranking for the second year in a row. If the rise to first place in 2014 of the Danish Superliga clubs was a surprise to some, their “bouncebackability” has been clear to see in the consecutive two seasons: they again finish a strong second, with the English Premier League clubs close behind in third.
Sustainable Event Management Course
The University of Bern (UniBe) is offering its first course on Sustainable Event Management (3 ECTS). The study programme will be taught by Schwery Consulting and organised in cooperation with UniBe and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE).
The course will be led by Rolf Schwery, PhD, and takes place in the Spring semester of 2017. It will involve 26 hours of teaching, and aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to develop a sustainability strategy for an event. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
Stars of Sounds 2016: A complete success - and nearly no mess
Littering and waste are highly critical issues at festivals. A comprehensive waste concept, such as that implemented at the Stars of Sounds event in Murten, Switzerland earlier this summer, really pays off.
Stars of Sounds is an annual music festival, held in early June, and taking place at Murten and Aarberg, two locations in the north-west of Switzerland. With an interesting line-up Murten attracted more than 28,000 visitors alone this year.
The first event was held in 2015 to great acclaim, though organisers of the festival were determined to improve one aspect in particular: waste management.Read more
UEFA Publishes Football and Social Responsibility Report
UEFA has published its third Football and Social Responsibility (FSR) report using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework as a guide, for the first time.
The report reviews the 2014/15 season’s activities and, by doing so, illustrates the ways in which football can contribute to society. It uses GRI to report in a structured and concise manner that closely follows international sustainability reporting standards.
Midway through a five-year FSR cycle (2012-2017), the report looks back at a season during which UEFA organised the Respect Diversity conference in Rome; included Amputee, Blind and Special Olympics showcase football matches in the build-up to the Champions League final; and kicked-off its Captains of Change initiative, aimed at fostering more diversity in the management of European football.Read more
Volunteer for RESPONSIBALL
RESPONSIBALL is an online sustainability platform for football clubs. It’s motto is that ‘football clubs are more than just businesses; they are cultural institutions’, and it serves to act as a platform to encourage knowledge sharing and enhance progress of sustainability in football.
We have worked with volunteers for the five previous editions of the RESPONSIBALL Ranking – an annual sustainability ranking of top-level football leagues. They have helped us to collect data that we need to rank country leagues based on our own sustainability indicators.
We’re once again counting on volunteers to follow in their footsteps…Read more
Event Hosts on 'Sustainability'
“Change or be changed”: that was the message from International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach, during his opening address at the recent SportAccord Convention 2016 held in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne.
President Bach’s statement reflected the core message behind Olympic Agenda 2020 which has set the direction for the future of the Olympic Movement, particularly in the areas of ‘sustainability’, ‘credibility’ and ‘youth’. Not surprising, therefore, that these three themes were at the core of many of the discussions held throughout the week-long gathering of international sports leaders.
With over 40 active and engaged hosts represented at SportAccord Convention 2016, Schwery Consulting took the opportunity to speak one-on-one with multiple city and country representatives to gauge their views on sustainable event management as it relates to international sports events.
Schwery Consulting welcomes former TSE Consulting Partner Caroline Anderson
Schwery Consulting, the Swiss-based social entrepreneurship that supports organisations in the field of social responsibility and sustainability with a focus on sport and well-being, has announced today that Caroline Anderson, former Director and Partner at TSE Consulting, has joined their team.
Schwery Consulting, launched in 2007, supports organisations in developing a strategic approach to social responsibility. Working with event rights holders, facility owners, host cities and private sponsors, Schwery organises workshops and trainings on sustainability-related topics; develops customised management tools; conducts research projects; and supports organisations in reporting on impact and value creation.
Rolf Schwery, Executive Director, Schwery Consulting, said: “We are delighted to have Caroline onboard to further strengthen our team of accomplished professionals working in this growing sector. Her communication expertise and global sports network will help us in adding further value to the support we provide to our sport, public and private sector clients worldwide.”
Caroline Anderson, Communication Expert, Schwery Consulting, said: “It’s great to be joining the team at Schwery. The various products they have developed, such as the platform created for Migros, Swiss supermarket chain, to track the sustainability impact of the over 150 sports events they sponsor here in Switzerland ever year, both impressed and excited me. There is always a lot of talk about sustainability and social responsibility in the sports world. Schwery assists in turning this talk into action and I look forward to contributing to that.”
AA1000 ASSURANCE STANDARD
Schwery Consulting has signed a Licence Agreement with AccountAbility to provide Sustainability Assurance Services. Two levels of assurance engagement – high or moderate – can be offered. Assurances conducted according to the AA1000 Standard adds credibility to a sustainability report as the process is guided by clear principles.Read more
Migros Sustainable Event Forum
Migros Sponsoring-Team held its second annual forum on sustainable events for organisers of the events that it sponsors in Switzerland. In cooporation with Schwery Consulting, the forum focused this year on three main topics: reusable containers, transport, and monitoring practices.Read more
RESPONSIBALL Ranking 2015
For the fifth consecutive year, we have assessed a football club’s commitment to social responsibility, based on its communication of certain indicators across three main pillars. Last year, we were swept off our feet by Danish clubs’ overnight rise to the top of the ranking. Although Denmark has stuck around this year, proving it was no anomaly, this year’s leaders, the Dutch Eredivisie clubs, come as much less of a surprise.Read more
UEFA's Social Responsibility Report 2013/14
UEFA’s Football and Social Responsibility unit published its 2013/14 report illustrating how football can contribute to society. The report, compiled by Schwery Consulting, confirms UEFA’s commitment to further develop a reporting framework to measure the progress made by its social responsibility activities on an annual basis.Read more