1st Edition

Sustainable Football Environmental Management in Practice

    306 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the different environmental strategies adopted in the football world to foster sustainability.

    The authors lay out useful insights, both for scholars and practitioners, to improve good governance in football organisations by empowering environmental organisational and operational actions. As well as examining practical methods of implementing green initiatives, the book discusses their added value from different perspectives including football fans, football managers and policymakers. By identifying the most important green actions for the dissemination of environmentally friendly behaviours at both individual and organisational levels, the book demonstrates how football organisations can use operational and organisational methods to develop an environmental sustainability strategy. The book contributes to developing the role of the football world by covering different facets of sustainability such as the circular economy, climate change, green marketing, fans engagement and more.

    It will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of environmental management, sustainable business and corporate social responsibility, as well as professionals working in the football industry.

    1 Perspective on environmental management in the frame of sport social responsibility; 2 Environmental sustainability in football; 3 Organisational and operational environmental management in football; 4 Environmental certifications for football organisations; 5 Life cycle assessment as a support for sustainable football; 6 Climate change and circular economy in football organisations; 7 Green marketing, environmental communication and greenwashing in football; 8 Fostering behavioural changes in football fans


    Luca Marrucci is a research fellow at the Institute of Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies where he is also part of the research group on Sport Sustainability. His research interests range from corporate environmental management, through sustainable consumption and production, to resource efficiency and circular economy. He is currently working in several European and national projects. He is also involved in teaching courses at the University of Siena and he is Adjunct Professor at the Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici of Florence.

    Tiberio Daddi is Associate Professor in Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies where he coordinates the research group on Sport Sustainability Management. His research interests range from corporate environmental management to sustainable consumption and production, from environmental footprint, performance and LCA to circular economy. He is project manager of relevant international projects funded mainly by European Commission, he has been involved as a European project evaluator, and he is a partner of Spin Off company of the SSSA. He has authored numerous scientific publications in international journals relating to the relevant research area. He teaches in the International PhD in Management, the Master's in Environmental Management and Control of the SSSA, and the Executive Master's in Circular Economy Management at the Luiss Business School of Rome.

    Fabio Iraldo currently holds academic positions as Full Professor of Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, where he co-ordinates a research group within the Institute of Management, and as Research Director at GREEN, formerly IEFE – "Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks", a research centre of Bocconi University in Milan. Fabio is the leader of the sustainability management area at the Institute of Management. He is responsible for teaching courses in Sustainability Management in several postgraduate MSCs and business schools (SDA-Bocconi, SIAF). Among his main research activities, there are pilot projects and studies carried out on behalf of national and EU institutions. He is the author of more than 100 articles, many of which were published in international scientific reviews with Impact Factor.