We deliver engaging sustainability initiatives with partners that share our passion for sport, climate, and the global community. 


Why Underdogs

Stephen experiencing a smoke-free kitchen and learning how clean cookstoves have impacted a school in rural Uganda. 

Stephen experiencing a smoke-free kitchen and learning how clean cookstoves have impacted a school in rural Uganda. 

Over the past 3 years, we have worked with major sports events, teams, brands, and league executives to advance sustainability initiatives and help our partners better address their carbon footprint.

We’ve also advanced clean energy solutions and experienced the beauty of sports through a different lens. Working with social enterprises to build sustainable business systems in the developing world, we’ve witnessed first-hand the risks that billions of people face daily. Through sports, we’ve also shared special moments with these same communities.

We unite global sports communities to tackle the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues.

Eric supporting the launch of the R&A Greenlinks Initiative at the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews. 

Eric supporting the launch of the R&A Greenlinks Initiative at the 144th Open Championship at St. Andrews. 

Relying on our international experience across sports management, sustainable business, and communications, we help our clients unlock the business benefits of advancing sustainability at Home and Away.

We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you. Together we can achieve lasting and tangible impact for the environment and improve lives in the communities we serve. 

Go Underdogs!

 

 

LEADERSHIP

STEPHEN GABAUER

Masters in International Sport Management B.S. Chemical Engineering

Masters in International Sport Management

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Stephen has 5+ years of international experience working across professional sports, engineering, and sustainable forestry. As a Strategist and Project Leader for climate-conscious businesses, he has worked in the USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Scotland and Kenya. 

ERIC DUEA

MBA, Sustainable Systems PGA Golf Professional

MBA, Sustainable Systems

PGA Golf Professional

Eric has designed an international sustainability standard for golf tournaments and has worked with major championships across the European Tour and PGA Tour such as The Open Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open. 

 

UNDERDOGS UNITED TEAM

Meet the members of the Underdogs United team here. 

We are pleased to be working with 9 interns representing Pennsylvania State University this semester.  Learn more about our Internships program here.

 

Vision

Collaborating with forward-thinking brands and sponsors, as well as our project partners on the ground, Underdogs United aims to:

  • Facilitate creative cultural exchanges between sports teams and global communities
  • Positively impact lives in the developing world
  • Save trees from deforestation
  • Advance women through employment and repurpose hours spent carrying firewood
  • Reduce global carbon emissions
  • Share uplifting stories of sports all over the world

Partners