On 23 April, #CSRshareDay, a day that celebrates Corporate Social Responsibility, the event industry is being urged to seize the opportunity to share ideas.
CSR and environmental campaigner Fiona Pelham, Positive Impact CEO, says: “I regularly hear industry professionals at high levels of influence say they do not have the time or budget to think about sustainability… are too fearful of criticism to be taking bold, game changing actions and be the driving force behind the solution.”
The management team at Oregon Convention Center (OCC), a long-term supporter of #CSRshareDay, agrees. “The time to act is now,” says Ryan Harvey, Sustainability Manager at the OCC. “We see #CSRshareDay as a collaborative opportunity to share best practice across the industry, supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
On 23 April, 24 hourly conversations from professionals passionate about sustainability will use social media to host conversations and ask for immediate action by the event industry. A report will then be shared with the global Positive Impact community and beyond, including United Nations departments with whom, says Pelham, Positive Impact has Memorandums Of Understanding.
To get involved, follow @CSRshareDay or sign up here to receive the 2019 report which will include a summary of the best tweets and sustainability initiatives.