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Going Beyond Sport: Recommendations and commitments from the sport industry on how to utilize its platform to achieve the SDGs, SDG Action Zone during the High-Level Week (25 September 2019)
25 Sep 2019 -  Going Beyond Sport: How the sport industry can — and should — help achieve the UNSDGs. This panel will not only explore challenges and ideas, but share commitments and actions from high level decision-makers in sport around key UNSDGs. Announcements will be made aligning to SDGs for Climate Action, Reduced Inequalities, and Health and Wellbeing – all of which will outline how they are using sport to address them. These announcements will include a $1million dollar fund going toward play equity; a partnership with stadia to go plastic free; and a new program committed to reducing childhood obesity.
Speakers:
- Kevin Martinez, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN
- Ovie Mughelli, Environmental Advocate, Ovie Mughelli Foundation
- Ana Arizabaleta, Spirit of Soccer
- Alyssa Chassman, Founder, Unite 2030
- Nick Keller, CEO and Founder, Beyond Sport
- Kwame King, Young Leader, NYCFC
- Ashleigh Huffman, Global Director of Gender Equality, Athletes for Hope

The SDG Action Zone, held during the High-level week of the UN General Assembly, is a space to break out and engage partners for transformative SDG action in new and innovative ways.