SB'21: New Speakers. New Sessions!

Neill Duffy

CEO and founder
17 Sport

Neill Duffy is CEO and founder of 17 Sport, the world’s first sports-impact company operating at the intersection of sport, business and purpose.

Duffy was also Chief Executive at marketing firm Purpose+Sport — which aims to inspire the business of sport to do good and do well by providing strategic advisory, commercial and engagement solutions to brands, sports properties and non-profits wanting to show up more meaningfully as a way of remaining relevant in a rapidly changing world. Purpose+Sport is a strategic partner with strategic creative agency enso and is a member of the Purpose Collaborative.

Neill Duffy is tagged in 5 stories.
The Business of Sport Starts to Find Purpose
The Business of Sport Starts to Find Purpose

Organizational Change / In the aftermath of 2020, the business of sport has been awakened to the fact that in the age of social good, creating positive impact is a growing requirement for any business’s license to operate. - 9 months ago

Who Said Women’s Sport Is Boring?
Who Said Women’s Sport Is Boring?

Organizational Change / Yes, the summer of 2019 will be remembered for an awesome performance from the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But, it will also be remembered for an extraordinary demonstration of the power of women’s sport to be about much more than just sport. - 2 years ago

Pro Athletes, Coaches Team Up to Redefine Masculinity Through ‘Good Men in Sport’
Pro Athletes, Coaches Team Up to Redefine Masculinity Through ‘Good Men in Sport’

Behavior Change / The initiative unites professional and collegiate athletes to discuss and redefine the idea of what it means to be a man today and the legacies men want to leave. - 2 years ago

World Cup Sponsors Missing Out on Purpose
World Cup Sponsors Missing Out on Purpose

Walking the Talk / With the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world, a world where people increasingly expect corporations to stand for something more than just profits, it seems like an appropriate time to take a look at which World Cup sponsors are leaning into this cultural tension and activating their sponsorships in a purposeful way. - 3 years ago

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Survey: Corporations Expected to Contribute to Social, Environmental Health of Communities
Survey: Corporations Expected to Contribute to Social, Environmental Health of Communities

Walking the Talk / I recently moderated an enlightening panel discussion — between Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman, San Francisco Travel President & CEO Joe D’Alessandro, and Oakland Zoo President & CEO Dr. Joel Parrott — on why the new California Trail development, an $80 million expansion project at the Oakland Zoo, matters to the people who live, play, work and visit the Bay Area. - 3 years ago

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