RESPONSIBALL indicator assessment and our new intern
We are most pleased to introduce the newest RESPONSIBALL intern, Marisa Schlenker.
Marisa will be assisting us with the RESPONSIBALL Ranking indicators while assessing the ‘club level determinants of CSR’ for her Master’s thesis. Through interviews with academic institutions, expert organizations and football’s governing bodies, Marisa aims to collect feedback to improve the indicators used in the annual RESPONSIBALL Ranking, with the objective to ensure that the updated indicators are applicable for all football clubs and relevant to making a positive and sustainable impact on communities.
The updated indicators will be used for the 2018 RESPONSIBALL Ranking, which will be published in September 2018.
As a result of the research and updated indicators, we will be establishing a new set of ‘RESPONSIBALL Certified’ indicators (using the Ranking indicators as an entry point) to conduct on-site auditing of football clubs. We will be offering auditing to football clubs, complete with a designated labeling system.
Marisa’s research will be presented at the upcoming RESPONSIBALL Forum in November 2018.
A member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s soccer team, Marisa received her undergraduate degree in political science and Spanish literature. Her passion for sport, combined with her interest in development studies, led her to the field of sport for development and subsequent involvement in various NGOs. She earned a Master’s degree in Sport for Social Coexistence and Conflict Resolution from the Universitat Oberta in Catalunya, with her thesis focus on the 2015 Women’s World Cup ‘Turf Debate’.
Since 2016, Marisa has been pursuing a Master’s in International Administration and Conflict Management jointly through Konstanz University and Zeppelin University. Since moving to Germany in 2013, she has worked at an international school in Friedrichshafen, providing support with administrative and admissions duties, as well as leading the schools’ club soccer program.
You can read Marisa’s recent article on the three things she learned from the FIFA Conference on Equality and Inclusion here.