A sustainable network makes us stronger: GMIC

The Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) has been the most effective force for change in the meetings industry movement to find and integrate more responsible practices.  A wellspring of ideas, resources and friendships for the rapidly expanding network of committed business professionals who have discovered it, the GMIC is like no other meetings industry association.  […]

CSR in business: practical guide

In starting this blog it was our hope to share practical examples of sustainability in practice in organizations, especially the meetings industry.  While other topics sometimes stir our passions, the intent is still to shine a light on ways to improve your business for triple bottom line benefit Corporate Social Responsibility is, of course, a […]

BS8901: not what you think

Unless, that is, you already knew that it’s a package of time honored, business management processes which can apply to almost any business.   There are many things the  standard is not: it’s not a checklist to create a ‘green meeting’ it’s not a stamp of approval for your event not just about environmental stewardship (‘green’) […]

Transparency – Engagement – Networks

I recently had the opportunity to meet with some of the senior staff at Saatchi and Saatchi S – their sustainability consulting organisation. Their CEO Adam Werbach has just release a great book called “Strategy for sustainability”. Here is a short interview on the Harvard Business channel that summarise his three key concepts to Sustainability […]

Sustainability trends in the meetings industry

Over the last few weeks quiet a few people have asked me what they think will be the key sustainability trends in 2010. So for a keynote presentation today at MICE Travel Fair in Amsterdam, I made my first attempt at summarising some of the key aspects of change that will progressively transform the meetings […]

Singapore, CSR is calling.. are you there?

The Singapore Compact is calling the community of regional business leaders.  As the national society with an aim to bring the CSR movement forward in Singapore The Singapore Compact for CSR is waiting for an answer.  They are calling business leaders to their most recent educational conference which will bring influential speakers and relevant content […]

Marketing sustainable destinations

In continuation to last post, in Mexico i gave a second keynote at the National Tourism Congress about Creating and marketing sustainable destinations. In the attached presentation I talk about Risk and opportunities presented to Smart destinations around the “sustainability revolutions” Provide some examples of destinations who are leading the market Provide a framework that […]

How associations can integrate sustainability to deliver enhanced member value

Business case for sustainability Through our consulting work with the UN Global Compact and with various trade associations, I have come to realize that there is a massive business opportunities for Associations. Associations can lead the charge towards a low carbon, more sustainable and responsible economy. The following presentation I gave this week at the […]

Future employees demand change.

Participating at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in conversations with the CEOs of Pepsico, Unilever, WPP, etc I was stuck by how they clearly recognised the need of having a leadership CSR strategy for their business. One of their key reasons was the need to attract, retain and manage talent.(you can watch this […]

Business leaders call for clear climate policies

I am at the World Business Summit on Climate Change and with a little help from Reuters would like to share some views from the UN secretary General Industry should play its part in the fight against climate change by persuading governments to aid carbon cuts rather than lobbying against them, the U.N. Secretary-General told […]

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