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Data Matters When Cutting Food Waste

The 2019 Food Waste Summit, hosted by ReFED, invited key stakeholders to share and discuss strategies to achieve a common goal to cut food waste in half by 2030. ReFED is a data-driven, solutions-oriented multi-stakeholder network. So, when they set out to produce a sustainable event, collecting, measuring and reporting on specific data points was [...]

By |2022-02-25T01:26:51+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog, Conference Management, Food Waste, SDGs, Sustainability|0 Comments

Leading by Example During National Fair Trade Month

In 2019, over 370 Fair Trade supporters and advocates gathered in Chicago at Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference to make new connections and take a deep dive on issues at the core of the fair trade movement. Over the course of three days, attendees heard from 70 speakers sharing their insights and expertise on [...]

Lessons in Leadership – SPLC & SDGs

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. The Annual Summit brings together over 400 purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions to share and promote sustainable purchasing [...]

This Sustainable Event is No Easy Feat for 24K Feet

IMEX America continues to raise the bar for event sustainability. Through its integrated planning model and long-term approach, IMEX America embeds green practices across all core functional areas, vendors and business partners from contracting & procurement through post-event reporting. This is no easy feat for a 12K+ attendee hosted-buyer tradeshow held annually at the Sands [...]

By |2018-05-11T17:16:31+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, Case Study, Sustainability|0 Comments

Standards, SDGs, Certifications…Oh My!

It is a scary world out there, filled with ever-moving targets to prove your organization is sustainable. It is becoming commonplace for key stakeholders such as clients, board members, vendors, investors and employees to ask about the company’s commitment to planet, people and profit—the triple bottom line. Organizations are working diligently to be perceived as [...]

By |2022-02-25T01:24:08+00:00May 9th, 2018|Blog, Sustainability|0 Comments

IMEX Sustainable Practices Contribute to a Better World

When Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Groups says, "We do our part to leave the world a better place than we found it," she is sincere. "With 3,250 exhibitors representing 139 countries, 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 countries and 12,227 attendees, we are truly the pulse of the meetings industry. We are committed not only to [...]

By |2020-08-28T23:41:27+00:00May 12th, 2017|Blog, Green Meetings, Measurement, Sustainability|0 Comments

IMEX America Rises to the Challenge

IMEX America is known for being high energy, vibrant and full of life.  It is also known for balancing those with mindfulness, wellness and healthy practices.  IMEX America is also known for sustainable practices and reducing their environmental footprint even when they are welcoming 10,732 participants using 14,310 room nights visiting 3,100 exhibitors. The first [...]

BSR’s Sustainable Event is Walking the Talk

Invite Corporate Social Responsibility professionals from Fortune 100 companies, consultants and practitioners of CSR strategy to a gathering to collaborate on building a better future and you had better walk the sustainability talk.  That is exactly what Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) accomplished in November, 2015, in San Francisco. Participants, speakers and sponsors expected a [...]

MeetGreen’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

As an ISO 20121 Certified firm and a member of the UN Global Compact, we report annually on our own company sustainability.   Our Principles of Conduct are inclusivity, integrity, stewardship and transparency.  We believe in openly sharing so we can learn, help others learn and together, strive for healthy events. Often, people think MeetGreen has [...]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!

Is your conference or event becoming more sustainable?  Have you implemented green meeting initiatives?  Are you being more environmentally responsible while in the event destination? Have you told anyone about it? Often, organizations are making positive changes and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet but are not telling participants what is happening on their [...]

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