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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 […]

The current status of Green Meetings

July 2, 2014

Recently, MCI got awarded the prestigious IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014. This awards is another recognition of the fact that MCI is pushing the bar in sustainability in the MICE Industry. It was particularly special to receive the award for the Responsible Business Forum, organised in Singapore, as sustainable events are still quite a challenge to organise. […]

IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014

May 29, 2014

During the IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, we were really proud to have received the prestigious IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014 for our work with Global Initiatives on the 2013 Responsible Business Forum. Held in Singapore at leading sustainable event venue Marina Bay Sands, the Responsible Business Forum brought together over 430 industry leaders, NGOs […]

Dialogue on Sustainability Study 2014

April 30, 2014

Conference organisers, event suppliers, journalists, meeting delegates, governments… There are many stakeholders responsible for sustainability but the most important participant in the dialogue is still you, the individual. Your input is what sets and ignites the sustainability agenda. Via our 2014 study, MCI is dedicated to driving dialogue which shapes the future of our industry. Can you […]

Responsible Business in Action

April 5, 2014

We’ve just wrapped up the reporting for the game changing Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development organised at the end of last year with Global Initiatives here in Singapore. This unique event was designed to address the 21st century’s defining challenge- By 2050, the global population will hit 9 billion people and the increased demand for water, food and […]

Top Sustainability Reports of 2013

February 19, 2014

Sustainability Reporting in the events industry is gradually picking up and there are starting to be some great reports. As we start to write MCIs 2013 annual sustainability report I reviewed some of my favourite reports. Excuse my bias for including some of our own: MCI Produced Reports MCI Sustainability Report: Online, interactive, innovative and […]

The Authors

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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