sustainability

ExCeL London’s #NoPlastic campaign kicks off

Earlier this year, ExCeL London launched a #NoPlastic Campaign, to outline the venue’s commitment to tackling this global issue.

IHG hotel group abandons mini toiletries for 843,000 rooms

The IHG hotel group has announced plans to replace bathroom miniature toiletries with bulk supplies across all of its 17 brands, including Holiday Inn and InterContinental.

Have your say as the events industry heads to the UN Sustainability Summit

Event industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this month – 'Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals' – ahead of the UN Sustainable Development Summit on 25-27 September in New York.

UK’s NEC Group caterer partners with Olio food sharing

The NEC Group caterer Amadeus has partnered with charitable scheme Olio, which connects volunteer ‘Food Waste Heroes’ with businesses to share un-used food with those in the community.

BestCities launches Global Recognition Award programme for associations

BestCities has launched a new Global Recognition Award programme, for associations which have helped deliver positive change.

How sustainable is IMEX?

Paul Colston stays on in Frankfurt to witness first-hand the sustained green approach by IMEX and its venue partners, in the breakdown of the Lord Mayor’s show.

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 ...