BASIS, (The British Association for Sustainable Sport) held its third annual conference at Twickenham Stadium on Tuesday November 2013, right in amongst the Autumn International Series.

At its third annual conference BASIS continued to ensure that sustainability is recognised and brought to the forefront of British sport. The meeting brought together people from professional and community sport including governing bodies, clubs and venues along with policy makers, academics and others. The common thread was the desire to implement sustainable development principles into the way we run our organisations to reduce our environmental impacts, enhance the communities we live and work in and reduce costs of operations.

The day was packed with speakers discussing how both professional and community sport can work together towards a more sustainable future and included keynote addresses, facilitated panel discussions and breakout sessions. There were experts on everything from waste management and energy and carbon reduction to health initiatives and social programmes.