Today the Green Sports Alliance (Alliance) launched “Playing for the Next Generation”, part of a campaign designed to encourage its members and partners to commit to the United Nation’s (UN) Sports for Climate Action Framework.
Kunal Merchant occupies a fascinating perch in the Green-Sports world. A member of the Green Sports Alliance board, the Bay Area-based Merchant has a background in business, politics, and social enterprise. And as co-founder of Lotus Advisory with his sister Monisha, Merchant has guided the sustainability efforts on state-of-the-art green stadium and arena projects, from Sacramento’s Golden1 Center — the first LEED Platinum indoor arena in the world — to the nascent Oakland A’s ballpark project.
Kunal Merchant joins the Sustainable Nation podcast to discuss his work with the Green Sports Alliance, sharing his ideas on engaging fans in sustainability through sports, communicating the business value of sustainability. and broader recommendations for sustainability leaders.