sustainability

Messukeskus Helsinki pledges to be 110% carbon neutral by 2029

Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre has pledged that it will be 110% carbon neutral by the year 2029.

How Positive Impact is lobbying for a sustainable events industry

Positive Impact, an organisation aiming to promote sustainable practices across the events industry, was present at IMEX Frankfurt to discuss its current work and upcoming plans. Fiona Pelham, Positive Impact CEO and former MPI President, began by highlighting the critical importance of acting now to combat climate change. A report by the International Panel on Climate Change said in October that ...

Food waste: event’s invisible problem?

Day one of IMEX Frankfurt began with a talk on the topic of food waste, from Laura Berment of Too Good To Go (pictured left) and Majbritt Sandberg (pictured right) of Red Lab Experience. Too Good To Go is an app tackling the issue of food waste, by connecting restaurants, shops, cafes and event venues which have surplus food, with customers willing to buy it at a reduced price in order to prevent ...

Positive Impact’s #CSRshareday campaign reached 4,834,871 impressions

Positive Impact today released the results of 2019 #CSRshareday, in a summary report. Positive Impact says the campaign achieved 4,834,871 timeline deliveries, building on last year’s reach of 2 million. #CSRshareday is an annual social media campaign set up to help spread knowledge and awareness of environmental and social issues the industry is facing. This year’s theme was ‘measurement’, asking...

#CSRshareday campaign drives events industry towards a sustainable future

Tuesday 23 April is #CSRshareday, an initiative designed to get companies talking about how they promote corporate social responsibility in their business. The initiative is set up by Positive Impact Events, a global not-for-profit which exists to provide education and collaboration towards a sustainable event industry. 24-hourly conversations from professionals passionate about sustainability wil...

Marriot & Ritz Macau go dark for worldwide ‘Earth Hour’ movement

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will go dark for one hour on 30 March to shine a light on climate action, in support of Earth Hour 2019. Both hotels will join millions around the world in turning off their lights at 8:30pm local time, to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental ...

IEG harnesses Ecomondo’s green knowhow for Chengdu expo

The international green economy business comes to Chengdu, China, for the 15th edition of the Chengdu Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE) 21-23 March. The event, the largest environmental protection expo in Western China, is organised by Europe China Environmental Exhibitions (ECEE), a company founded by organiser Xin Zhong Lian Exhibitions and EAGLE – Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions, ...

GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability,...

AIME trains new vision on sustainability with new partnerships for 2019 event

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced partnerships with companies set to champion sustainability at the 2019 event in Melbourne, 18-20 February. The partnerships will see green initiatives showcased by host venue Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), while stand designers Decorative Events & Exhibitions (DE&E) will produce new innovative exhibitor s...

Event Horizon: Sustainability is not a fad

“A region in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer.” Event Horizon is a column by CMW’s Stuart Wood, taking a look at the events industry from a newcomer’s perspective. In this third instalment, he locks horns with Veganuary, and wonders if sustainability is getting trend-ified.   2019 has arrived, and with the advent of the new year comes the time for many of ...

Sense and sustainability in Copenhagen

Simon George heads to Copenhagen, and finds that the city’s new Tourism for Good strategy is a winning one.   Sustainability is a balancing act – we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the future, as the United Nations opined in the World Commission’s Report on Environment and Development back in 1987. Fast forward 30 years and the aspiration is even more pertinent g...

Adelaide in international orbit

As part of CMW‘s exploration of meetings Down Under in our latest magazine, we take a look at recent innovations in Adelaide, where big plains are being laid for 2019.   Adelaide CVB has an expanded convention centre, 6,000 hotel rooms and a growing portfolio of major conferences that the bureau predicts will rocket the South Australian capital into the global big time for events, with ...