Join us on Earth Day, this coming Monday, April 22, as 3BL Media’s professional development series focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continues with AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. The one-hour “AEG Aligns SDG Actions with Earth Day” webcast is free to attend and is designed for corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals.
John Marler, vice president of energy and environment for AEG, will provide an update on the Los Angeles-based company’s 2020 sustainability goals, and he will also discuss the SDGs along with AEG’s 2030 agenda.
“We are committed to using the power of sports and live entertainment to advance sustainable practices and uplift the communities where AEG conducts business,” Marler said. “Widely recognized for pioneering innovative, sustainable civic redevelopment projects, AEG has transformed blighted urban sites in Los Angeles, London and Berlin into thriving pedestrian districts that reflect each city’s unique culture, create jobs, generate economic growth and improve the lives of people in the surrounding neighborhoods.”
3BL Media’s CEO, Dave Armon, will lead the discussion—the fifth in 3BL Media’s ongoing webcast series profiling how companies are tackling the SDGs. Among the topics to be discussed include:
In September 2015, the United Nations officially introduced the 17 SDGs to transform the world for the better and to “leave no one behind” by 2030. The goals were adopted by 193 nations, and the U.N. has called for broad-based support of the SDGs, including the involvement of the private sector.
And down the road, stay tuned for a special series sponsored by AEG here on TriplePundit. In the coming months, we’ll explore how the sports and entertainment sector can support the SDGs, as well as boost their overall positive impact by engaging more with the communities in which the industry operates.
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Leon Kaye has written for TriplePundit since 2010, and became its Executive Editor in 2018. He is also the Director of Social Media and Engagement for 3BL Media. His previous work can be found at The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. Kaye is based in Fresno, CA, from where he happily explores California’s stellar Central Coast and the national parks in the Sierra Nevadas. He's lived in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, and has traveled to over 70 countries. He's an alum of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Southern California.