GoodCorporation launches Sports Governance Framework

Sport has moved off the back page to become front-page news. With repeated allegations of wrongdoing such as doping, bribery, cheating and match fixing, it’s time for a new set of rules.

To help governing bodies maintain the integrity of their organisation on and off the field, GoodCorporation has launched its Sports Governance Framework. The framework covers the broad spectrum of governance and management structures needed to ensure that good practice is applied throughout an organisation, instilling fairness and transparency in all its dealings to prevent misconduct.

Based on the business ethics frameworks developed to assist corporations in the management of their regulatory and compliance obligations, the Sports Governance Framework will enable governing bodies to monitor how effectively their principles are being implemented and benchmark their success against other organisations.

Commenting on the new framework, Leo Martin, director of GoodCorporation said: ”Trust in sport among supporters, sponsors and participants alike, is at a low ebb. International governing bodies across multiple high profile sports are looking more closely at the way they operate and considering how best to address these challenges.

“Governing bodies need robust and transparent systems and processes in place that will enable their organisation and any affiliated body to both prevent and detect any misconduct, conflict of interest or corrupt practices.“

The framework was launched today at a GoodCorporation Business Ethics Debate entitled Governance in Sport: what does good look like? Led by Shaila-Ann Rao, former CEO of Sportfive International, the debate was attended by a number of leading sporting organisations.

Notes to editors:

  • Leo Martin, founder and director of GoodCorporation is available for interview.
  • GoodCorporation has worked with over 500 organisations in more than 60 countries to help improve their ethical conduct. We have worked in a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations including FTSE 100 companies and CAC40 organisations as well as SMEs and not-for-profit organisations.

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