In preparation for the Sport Industry Awards 2022, a brand new award category has been added for the first time.

The Environmental Sustainability Award in association with CSM Live recognizes organizations committed to addressing global climate challenges while rethinking sustainable initiatives to provide greener and more efficient services.

This award is open to any organization with a program or campaign focused on promoting sustainable practices to deliver environmental benefits through sport.

You can view the complete list of other award categories and submit your nominations by clicking on HERE. Closing of registrations on December 17.

Sports technology, media and entertainment community Sports Loft today announced the appointment of Andy Selby as Chief Strategy Officer.

Sports Loft works with the leadership teams of the most exciting sports, media and entertainment technology companies to grow their businesses – providing in-depth support in business development, fundraising, marketing, talent, strategy and insight.

Selby will be responsible for helping to expand the Sports Loft community and grow the company’s operations. You can find out more about the appointment by clicking on HERE.

Social impact consultancy, thinkBeyond, has been appointed by The North Face to launch and support the work of the EMEA Explore Fund Council, a platform designed to help shape a more equitable outdoors for future generations.

thinkBeyond is a social impact and sustainability consultancy that helps leaders and organizations have a positive impact on the world in and through sport. Positioned at the intersection of social change and business growth, they help organizations around the world adapt to the growing responsibilities they have towards society and the environment.

The North Face Explore Fund Council is a global project with a $7 million fund to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts and expand access to outdoor exploration. thinkBeyond will also develop and oversee the process by which the Board selects nonprofits to receive funding. This funding will allow these charities to pilot initiatives that facilitate inclusive exploration within traditionally excluded Black and minority ethnic communities in the outdoors.

ukactive and Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign have joined forces to publish a practical guide full of new ideas, tips and actionable solutions to help fitness and leisure operators get more women and girls active in their facilities.

The guide, titled “How to Improve Your Services for Women and Girls: As the 51% Say,” is designed to help gyms and leisure facilities reduce the barriers faced by many women and girls who would like to be more active – with the title reflecting the fact that women make up more than half of the population.

The work is part of a shared ambition proposed by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, between ukactive, the government and its agencies, to increase the membership of these facilities by more than five million people by the end of the decade.

The Independent Fairness in Cricket Commission (ICEC) today announces that its call for evidence is open.

Set up by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in March 2021, the Commission will assess the state of fairness in cricket in the UK to examine discrimination and inequality where it exists and to identify opportunities to solve problems.

The Commission is interested in hearing about people’s lived experiences and direct evidence of discrimination or unfair treatment in professional or recreational play and in cricketing talent pathways. The evidence collected will inform a landmark, independent report that will include evidence-based recommendations to foster fair play.

ellesse has signed a multi-year partnership to become the official sports and lifestyle apparel supplier for Misfits Gaming properties in Europe and North America.

Professional players and Misfits Academy winners will all wear the ellesse “Pro-Kit” in international competitions, various social media campaigns and will be featured regularly on the Misfits YouTube channel.

This partnership marks the first official esports sportswear collaboration for ellesse and in addition to designing this limited edition and the 2022 Pro-Kit, ellesse and Misfits Gaming will design a lifestyle collection that reflects Misfits’ playful energy and honors its identity as outsider.