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Podcast | World Rugby’s Alan Gilpin on private equity, sustainability and responsibility

The chief executive of World Rugby joins the pod to talk about running a govering body in 2022.

15 February 2022 SportsPro
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Alan Gilpin, chief executive of World Rugby, tells Eoin Connolly about the changing responsibilities of the global governing body.

In this episode of the SportsPro Podcast they run through the latest on discussions with commercial investors and the role venture capital and private equity firms might play in the growth of the game. They also talk about vital consultations on player safety and welfare, as well as the prospects for women’s rugby ahead of this year’s World Cup.

Gilpin also lays out the far-reaching Environmental Sustainability Plan 2030, which aims to dramatically cut World Rugby’s carbon emissions and build better choices into all of its activities.

Some personal news… the SportsPro Podcast has been nominated for a Sports Podcast Award. If you like what you hear, please vote for us in the Best Sports Business Podcast category here. Please note that you will have to register first.

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