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Sustainable meetings and CSR

Advice and resource on organising sustainable meetings.
The UNs SDGs
ICCA, MCI and Business Events Dubai designed an innovative checklist to engage attendees in 33 actions they could take to be sustainable at the 58th ICCA Congress.

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) releases their second white paper 'Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: The Road to a Circular Economy' following the success of their first white paper on benchmarking.

In response to an increasing focus on responsible and sustainable practices in the events industry, leading MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) destinations are working to make their locations more...

UN SDGs
Most of us tend to agree that sustainability is a key objective of socially responsible association management. At the same time, it can be challenging to identify concrete actions that align with the mission of the association and engage members to

Brisbane is the newest city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index, of who ICCA are a partner.
Brisbane is the newest city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index). The city is now part of a global destination sustainability movement, that seeks to engage, inspire and enable urban centres to become more regenerative plac

The creation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is arguably the most comprehensive and well-known attempt to steer the global community towards holistic resilience.
“There is no ‘Plan B’ because we do not have a ‘Planet B.’ We have to work and galvanize our action.” - UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon

Bordeaux is now part of a global destination sustainability movement, that seeks to engage, inspire and enable urban centres to become more regenerative places to visit, meet and thrive in.
Bordeaux is now part of a global destination sustainability movement, that seeks to engage, inspire and enable urban centres to become more regenerative places to visit, meet and thrive in.

The Global Destination Sustainability Index’s 2019 Whitepaper highlights trends and strategies undertaken by 47 leading cities to become regenerative hubs for economic, social and environmental development.
The Global Destination Sustainability Index’s 2019 Whitepaper highlights trends and strategies undertaken by 47 leading cities to become regenerative hubs for economic, social and environmental development.

Following on from their zero food waste initiative that began back in 2017, ICCA Sector Venues presented the results of their Too Good to Waste initiative at their mid-year meeting on Monday 20 May at IMEX Frankfurt 2019.
ICCA Sector Venue members are at the forefront of tackling this issue. Here's the story of Too Good to Waste.

When it comes to sustainability, we need less conversation and more action
'...you can’t deny that society wants greater action from governments, corporates and you to tackle climate change, pollution, plastic waste and a long etcetera of environmental and social challenges.'

In recent years global tourism has increasingly been seen as a challenge to sustainability. In the future tourism shouldn’t be a part of the problem, but on the contrary be part of the solution towards a sustainable transition.

Sustainability takes on many forms, and not all are environmental!
Sustainability takes on many forms, and not all are environmental!

The Annual EAIE Conference & Exhibition may be the largest of its kind in Europe, but that also means that it makes a huge impact on the environment.

What keeps you up at night? For professionals in the events industry, it's a question that could prompt a myriad of different responses.

This brief insights paper draws on analysis from 35 cities who participated in the 2016 GDS-Index benchmarking process.

Over the past year research has been ongoing in sustainable destination management. We are pleased to exclusively reveal 4 of the key trends to be discovered in the soon to be released whitepaper on the 2016 Global Destination Sustainability Index.

Part of Meetings Industry Advocacy should be how meetings can facilitate and advance positive societal goals such as empowerment of women and recognition of their contributions.

It is that time of year when we start dreaming of a white Christmas. Although the white stuff may be in abundance this winter, end-of-year reports on climate change indicate that the planet is heating and the polar ice caps are melting.

It was a small group at IMEX America’s Smart Monday session on better, greener, and kinder meetings and how to plan them.

Millennial delegates are twice as likely to extend their stay in a destination post-event than older age groups, according to new research.

Every year millions of people attend meetings, conferences and other events, often for multiple days, at conference venues around the world.

The Future Convention Cities Initiative—a five-year-old association of the cities of Abu Dhabi, Durban, London, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, and Toronto

It’s hard to be green when your meeting venue isn’t. That's why the recently published Second Annual Green Venue Report

Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the GCB German Convention Bureau, shares his thoughts on trends set to hit the meetings industry next year

It was a small group at IMEX America’s Smart Monday session on better, greener, and kinder meetings and how to plan them.

Behind the scenes tours are always captivating. Now the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta is offering your meeting attendees a Green Tour

Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible offers an easy-to-digest, checklist-rich approach to making your events more sustainable.

Mike Kelly is CEO of On Call International, which provides medical, security, and travel assistance to individual travelers and groups.

Positive Impact’s vision for the next five years combines elements of ISO20121 and a reporting framework rather unimaginatively titled the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organiser Sector Supplement.

Former lecturer explores what the youngest conference delegates want from the events industry.

Secondary cuts with first-rate taste: That's just one idea for reducing spending on the center of the banquet plate.

Specialist charity Re~Cycle has delivered 400 refurbished bicycles to needy people in Ghana in the past 12 months, thanks to funding from Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN).

Hotels for Hope, a hotel room brokerage services company based in Austin, Texas, this week launched a new hotel booking platform called RoomFunding

Trends report by Jack Morton Worldwide says events next year will stimulate all five senses.

Medical meetings are being disrupted more than any other sector we work with. While the profession is thriving, scientific meetings and healthcare professional conferences aren’t performing nearly as well as they did five to ten years ago.

It is not hard to see why many people consider the trend toward wellness to be long overdue.

The industry can be proud to have developed a large diversity of CSR activities for all destination segments:

It’s safe to say that human trafficking is the hot topic in the travel and tourism industry.

This question is asked during every training, conference session, and webinar I present, without fail.

The economy may be looking up these days, but most planners still are still looking for ways to save costs while actually providing a better return on their attendees’ investment in the meeting.

As PCMA’s 59th annual Convening Leaders conference kicked off in Chicago, two back-to-back sessions looked at the science of predicting the future, and at some key elements of what that future could bring.

Here are some of the top developments one AV expert has seen recently, including ideas on how meeting pros can leverage these trends to ensure that their meetings are successful.

The Obama Administration has named the Whole Earth Calculator, an app that tracks leftover food donations, among the private-sector initiatives helping its efforts to combat climate change.

The ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index, an effective tool developed by ICCA and MCI to measure and drive progress on the industry-transforming Sustainable Scandinavian Meetings Region collaboration

Everyone has heard of at least one association, whether they are related to the business events industry or not.

industry discussion forum EventHuddle has found that 95 per cent of event professionals see food waste produced by the events industry as a big issue.

It used to be that placing recycling bins at meetings and events meant an organization could check the “green” box for being environmentally conscious.

. Shrink the Cups.
Try six-ounce cups for coffee breaks—there’s nothing worse than seeing half-filled coffee cups at $90 per gallon. And pay for coffee by consumption, not per person.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2014, Jeff Chase, vice president of sustainability at Freeman, asked some of the event’s big exhibitors what would happen to their exhibits when the show closed.