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2014 MCI Sustainability Awards

2014 MCI Sustainability Awards

March 31, 2015

Annually since 2007, we run an internal Sustainability Awards program to recognises MCI’s most outstanding employee-driven initiatives and sustainable offices. Our offices are invited to submit an application and a team of judges assess their sustainability performance based on the pillars of governance, office operations, event operations, community action and sales. Offices that demonstrate outstanding […]

India’s CSR Mandate; a Big Step or False Start?

India’s CSR Mandate; a Big Step or False Start?

March 16, 2015

2015 is slated to be a big year for sustainability, with economic, social and environmental issues gaining increasing prominence on the global political stage. But what role does India – an emerging economy experiencing rapid growth as well as a vast array of social and environmental challenges – play in this development? Sustainability is under […]

To Bee, Or Not To Be

To Bee, Or Not To Be

February 12, 2015

You may not think it, but the future of the human race depends almost as much on bees for their pollination as it does on our forests for its oxygen. After all, one in every three bites of food consumed worldwide comes from plants which depend on these little pollinators for a successful harvest. To […]

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 […]

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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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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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