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Federal Government / FIBA Women's World Cup 2022

Building off the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Sustainability Strategy and Implementation Plan, MIGP developed a universal resource to raise awareness and guide decision making throughout the event lifecycle. Developed to support sport events of all sizes and in all stages of delivery, MI Global Partners developed the blueprint collaboratively with the LOC and the events' Sustainable Advisory Panel and includes case studies from the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and other International best practice examples.


Designed to assist Australian event organisers understand their environmental impacts, it outlines a series of steps that can be adapted to fit the size, scale and needs of each specific event.

Click here to download the Sustainable Event Blueprint


Sustainability Strategy & Implementation Plan

MIGP developed a right sized strategy and implementation plan in collaboration with the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee, hosted in Sydney. The solution involved stakeholder consultation to address priorities and establish the vision and goals for the strategy across environmental stewardship, social impact and economic development. In collaboration with Pangolin Associates, a strategy was developed for the event across greenhouse gas emission reductions and offsetting. Delivery partners contributed to wins across energy use, waste reduction, transport and circular sourcing. The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 was heralded as the most successful and sustainable women’s basketball event to date. Key achievements included sustainable sourcing and packaging through the event hub, electric vehicles as part of the official fleet, renewable energy sourced for the venues, and sustainability messaging throughout the tournament to raise awareness and guide behaviour.



Sustainable Event Proof of Concept

As part of its bid, Rugby Australia commissioned MIGP to develop a concept for delivering a sustainable Rugby World Cup 2027 to ISO 2012:1 standards. Though stakeholder consultation and a benchmarking exercise on sustainable event delivery, an integrated framework was developed to identify place-based sustainability and legacy opportunities. MIGP developed a Proof of Concept to deliver a step change in sustainable event planning in Australia and toward the carbon positive goals of the Queensland 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The concept vision defined the high level environmental, social, governance and legacy programmes, practices and policies for an inspirational Australian Rugby World Cup 2027 that celebrates better practices.


Sustainability and Legacy Plan

MIGP brought together an international team of event planning experts to develop the proof of concept for a future Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Qatar. It included comprehensive chapters on Sustainability & Legacy and a strategic framework addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the "New Norm" set out by the IOC, and the UN Sport for Climate Action Framework. Through extensive stakeholder engagement delivered entirely virtually across global time zones (due to the pandemic), the proof of concept defined high level environmental, social, governance and legacy programmes, practices and policies. MIGP was able to leverage Qatar’s visionary planning and extensive investment in world leading technology and innovation in education, renewable energy, building design, liveability and accessibility in ways that would also support a sustainable Olympic Games hosted in the Middle East.



Sustainable Event Operations and ISO20121 Auditing

The 2023 SailGP Season 3 in Sydney required an on the ground sustainability expert to provide advice to the local organising committee (LOC) and their key stakeholders ensuring the successful delivery of ISO 20121 certification requirements. The project involved regular meetings with key stakeholders such as the LOC, waste contractors, local government agencies, procurement teams, catering and hospitality contractors and athletes, along with the event management staff to ensure the key event sustainability obligations and targets for Sydney were met. MIGP also measured and monitored the carbon footprint for the event to be 3rd party verified by One Carbon World and delivered a suite of recommendations for improvements for Season 4 and beyond.

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