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Sustainable destinations; Qualities of a leader

Sustainable destinations; Qualities of a leader

January 22, 2015

By 2050 70% of the world`s population of almost 10 billion people will live in cities. The vast majority of events are organized in cities, so what can the meeting industry do to make our event destinations more healthy, successful and ultimately sustainable. And how do we scale and speed up the implementation of sustainability […]

#CSRshareDay; Tweet up on Sustainable Destinations

#CSRshareDay; Tweet up on Sustainable Destinations

January 21, 2015

Calling all event sustainability champions, novices and gurus.. We  would like to invite you to share your wisdom, ideas, challenges, best practices, case studies, questions, answers and more this Thursday 22nd live on Twitter at#CSRshareDay. Kicking off in New Zealand and finishing in California – a global day of sustainable event discussion will be moderated […]

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

January 14, 2015

It’s the start of the year, and as seems to be in fashion, it’s time for us to share some thoughts about what’s coming up in the sustainable events world in the next few years. As such the following ten key sustainability trends are what we are predicting to happen in the event industry by 2020. […]

Engineers Australia Convention 2014 a Huge Success!

Engineers Australia Convention 2014 a Huge Success!

December 30, 2014

“Engineering is a man’s field” Well, not anymore! The common “nerd” stereotype that has been on-going since the dawn of time will soon face its annihilation all thanks to Engineers Australia Convention 2014. Now, comes the new age and evolution of the engineering industry filled with potential treasure-trove of minds from diverse range of genders, […]

Stand together against corruption

Stand together against corruption

December 9, 2014

Today is International Anti-Corruption day. Corruption is a global phenomenon that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds. From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow. Corruption is one of the most serious challenges of our time. Nearly all of us are victims […]

Don’t be bananas – cut the waste

Don’t be bananas – cut the waste

October 16, 2014

It is world food day and so I decided to make a little post about something that I really love and something I really hate. I love food and hate waste. Approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. In the events industry we have calculated that over 50% is […]

Is Ebola your biggest Sustainability Risk?

Is Ebola your biggest Sustainability Risk?

October 14, 2014

Having immediately stepped off a plane this morning into a new screening system in Singapore I can confirm that the Ebola panic is well underway. As of the 14th October the virus has so far killed over 4,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Read the latest from the World Health Organisation here. The […]

Trends in Events Sustainability Reporting

Trends in Events Sustainability Reporting

October 9, 2014

Recently, I was interviewed by TTG Asia Magazine to provide them insights pertaining to MCI’s sustainability and reports. Some topics discussed include the commencement and efficacy of the impact reports, the sustainability level of our events, and the reason behind congregating despite waste generation. The following is the detailed interview with the TTG Asia Magazine: […]

Where the future begins: understanding and accountability

Where the future begins: understanding and accountability

July 9, 2014

Last week we had the pleasure to launch our 2013 Sustainability report ‘Where the Future Begins.’  The process to develop a sustainability report is invaluable, very insightful and significantly improves strategy and engagement. I would like to share some of my conclusions from this latest experience: Using a framework To structure our sustainability report and […]

About the blog

This blog is written by Roger Simons and Guy Bigwood, with help from a few invited guests. The blog was created to share experiences, opinions, best practices and mistakes from the front line of sustainability and the meetings industry.

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Roger Simons

Roger is Group Sustainability Manager of MCI.  He is President Elect of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) with over 10 years’ experience in designing and delivering winning sustainability strategies and organising sustainable events, Roger is recognised internationally as a thought leader on sustainability issues. Roger is responsible for MCI’s own ambitious sustainability programme in Asia-Pacific region.

Roger Simons
Guy Bigwood

Guy Bigwood is Group Sustainability Director of MCI. Today, Guy leads MCI Sustainability Services, a global consulting practice focused on helping organisations to visualise, plan and implement sustainable operations, events and destinations that create value for their customers, employees and the communities in which they serve. He advises the UN, associations, businesses and governments worldwide, and loves working with brands to help them realise the power of events to bring to life their sustainability commitments.

Guy Bigwood
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