Don’t Underestimate the Ripple Effect of Your Actions

Don’t Underestimate the Ripple Effect of Your Actions

“I’m only one person, so what difference will this make?” is something I hear a lot in the sustainability sphere. After all, what’s one more plastic bottle considering the ocean of bottles already floating around out there? The notion that we are only a small speck in the great mechanism of humanity can be discouraging […]

5 Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Sustainable Events

5 Mistakes Planners Make when Creating Sustainable Events

For Earth Day and for #csrshareday I wanted to share the 5 frequent mistakes planners make when creating sustainable events. Sustainability is unidimensional It isn’t only about protecting the environment, saving resources or about having a CSR project during your event. Winning sustainability is about creating an integrate strategy for all the economic, environmental and social issues, […]

From 0 to 100: Its time to Re-Energize

From 0 to 100: Its time to Re-Energize

Across the globe — in regions, cities, communities, businesses, and individual lives — people are proving that 100% renewable energy is not a fantasy, but a reality today. But what about the meetings and events industry? And what about convention, congress and exhibition centers? Its time that us “clients” started requesting. lobbying and selecting venues […]

Re-building dreams in Nepal

Re-building dreams in Nepal

Namaste A team of seven MCI Dreambuilders from our offices in Singapore, Dublin, Melbourne, Amsterdam and HQ were in Nepal this month as part of our long term efforts to improve education within struggling communities. Thanks to the generous donations of the clients, friends and family of MCI, we have currently raised over €13,000. The […]

How to (Effectively) Implement Employee-Driven Sustainability Programmes

How to (Effectively) Implement Employee-Driven Sustainability Programmes

Successfully implementing employee-driven sustainability programmes is a challenging endeavour, especially for a global organisation with a geographically dispersed talent pool.  However, it is also one of the most effective means of inciting behavioural change and increasing productivity within an organisation and its operating communities. After all, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, employee […]

2014 MCI Sustainability Awards

2014 MCI Sustainability Awards

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 […]

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

Top 10 Sustainable Event Trends for 2020

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. […]

Stand together against corruption

Stand together against corruption

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 […]

Where the future begins: understanding and accountability

Where the future begins: understanding and accountability

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 […]

IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 2014

IMEX-GMIC Green Meeting Award 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 […]