sustainability and events: how can we do more?

sustainability and events: how can we do more?

we recently attended the c&it sustainability forum, hosted at etc. venues in houndsditch. the day was full of insightful talks and 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers, which was incredibly valuable as we begin our journey towards producing more sustainable events. read about our key takeaways below:

designing out
one of the strongest messages of the forum, was to design out as much carbon as possible within the planning phase of your event. some great and easy wins include: switching to a meat free menu, asking delegates to travel to the event via public transport or selecting a venue based on their ethical policies.


the triple bottom line
this might be the first time you have heard this term, so we wanted to take this opportunity to explain it further. the triple bottom line (or 3bl) stands for social, environmental and economic, or more commonly people, planet and profit. it’s essentially a framework that measures how successful a business is when it comes to sustainability.

social deals with things like education, equality and quality of life. environmental covers areas such as natural resources, land use and energy conservation and finally, economic covers the bottom line, wealth creation and cash flow.

carbon offsetting
another key takeaway for us, was that you should only offset what cannot be avoided in the first place. there are many carbon offsetting businesses around the world, so if you choose to go down this route, ensure the company is accredited.

if you’re planning events and need guidance on how to make them more sustainable, our team is on hand to support you every step of the way. we have access to a range of tools and frameworks which will demystify the complicated world of sustainability. get in touch with the team today on +44 (0)207 659 4430 or enquire now: