Singapore, a Leading Sustainable Destination

Singapore, a Leading Sustainable Destination

Every business in the 21st century needs to demonstrate what good they’re doing for the world, according to Roger Simons, Regional Sustainability Director for the Asia Pacific Region at the MCI Group, previously Group Sustainability Manager. He explains why sustainability in events is important for planners, buyers and organisations that are looking for smart, future […]

How can Associations Work Better with Destinations to Drive Sustainability

How can Associations Work Better with Destinations to Drive Sustainability

By 2050, 70% of the world`s population of almost 10 billion people will live in cities. It is becoming increasingly critical for association executives to broaden their agendas to include strategies to help their organisation and its members become part of the ecosystem focused on creating more sustainable, healthy and prosperous cities. Destinations Management Organisations […]

How to build your sustainable brand story: When people come together, magic happens

How to build your sustainable brand story: When people come together, magic happens

Great achievements are rarely the result of a single action of an individual, but rather the outcome of communities coming together to debate, discuss and grow. However, does living in a digital age mean face-to-face meetings are a thing of the past – an inefficient way of bringing people together? Well, the short answer is […]

2016- The end for CSR as we know it?

2016- The end for CSR as we know it?

The traditional model of CSR activities for corporations at events has been transforming over the years. Gone are the days when it was good enough for businesses to send their teams out planting trees or doing a one-off activity like painting an orphanage. Today’s participant has likely been there, done that and has a more […]

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 […]

A Beginners Guide to Sustainable Events

A Beginners Guide to Sustainable Events

Earlier this week MCI’s very own experts on sustainable events, Guy Bigwood and Roger Simons, were invited to speak about Sustainability and it’s role as a driver of innovation in the events world during the Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) 2015 – an annual gathering of Malaysia’s business events industry and its stakeholders to learn, debate, explore business opportunities,  and innovate. My own opinion (though slightly […]

Events as a bridge to better brands- The Evidence

Events as a bridge to better brands- The Evidence

We have been asked on more than one occasion (can you imagine!), does running a sustainable event have any real benefits? Well to put it bluntly, yes. Not only can incorporating sustainability into an event’s operation and planning promote environmental innovation and social benefits (by providing jobs, creating better working conditions and promoting creative solutions […]

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

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

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

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 […]

#CSRshareDay; Tweet up on Sustainable Destinations

#CSRshareDay; Tweet up on Sustainable Destinations

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 […]

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