For Beyond Sport the path to systemic change is clear:
Increased partnerships and collaboration > Greater Collective Impact > Increasing Sport's Role in Social Change Globally
We believe that when used with intention, sport provides innovative and effective solutions to the most complex issues of our time. It is a powerful and unique tool that can bridge divides and foster a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous society.
With a local approach and a global perspective, Beyond Sport provides opportunities for learning and new ways of thinking to stimulate action in the areas of critical importance for humanity – connecting expert, on the ground sport for development organizations and progressive brands.
For more than a decade, we’ve successfully engaged professional sport – teams and leagues typically seen as competitors – along with corporate brand leaders, international policy makers, influential funders, NGO innovators and governing bodies to join forces for greater social impact. Beyond Sport's work is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs (also known as the Global Goals), a 15-year roadmap adopted by world leaders in 2015 to stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity.
As an international foundation, we support initiatives, generate ideas and build partnerships that purposefully use sport and physical activity to do something greater. We have been supporting impactful projects, building platforms for change and amplifying sport with intention around the world for more than a decade – all grounded in partnership and collaboration.
Beyond Sport is a UK registered charity and a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are also part of Benchmark which creates and invests in purpose-driven business.
BEYOND SPORT TEAM
Karen Asare - Director of Content Communications
Radha Balani - Director of Design & Facilitation
Georgie Ffennell - Senior Program Operations & Events Manager
Ben Freedman - Development Manager
Peter Hughes - Programs & Network Manager
Nick Keller - Founder & President
Ushma Makwana - Content Coordinator
Marc Obrart - Finance Director
Hayley Rose - HR Manager
Sam Shave - Head of Business Development
Karen Smith - Finance Manager
Fred Turner - Executive Director
Holly Warman - Management Accountant
Abigail West - Programmes & Network Coordinator