Join us this coming Earth Day, Monday, April 22, as 3BL Media’s professional development series focused on the SDGs continues with AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company.
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:
- Approaches companies like AEG can take to boost the triple bottom line
- How AEG plans to meet its existing 2020 Environmental Goals for GHG emissions reductions, waste diversion and water conservation
- What AEG envisions for 2030 and beyond
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 3p since 2010 and become executive editor in 2018. His previous work includes writing for the Guardian as well as other online and print publications. In addition, he's worked in sales executive roles within technology and financial research companies, as well as for a public relations firm, for which he consulted with one of the globe’s leading sustainability initiatives. Currently living in Central California, he’s traveled to 70-plus countries and has lived and worked in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay.
Leon’s an alum of Fresno State, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Southern California's Marshall Business School. He enjoys traveling abroad as well as exploring California’s Central Coast and the Sierra Nevadas.