How Events can be used to Achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and What This Means for the Global Event Industry

During the United Nations Year of Sustainable Tourism in 2017, a conversation began to tell the story of the power of events to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This white paper is an update on how this conversation has furthered in the last 12 months.

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Transforming tourism value chains for sustainable development: What the event industry can learn

On the 30th October 2018, representatives Laura Brown from Positive Impact and Heather Lishman from ABPCO, attended the “Leveraging Sustainable Procurement Practices to Transform Tourism Value Chains” workshop event in Paris, hosted by the UNEP. This report is a summary of learnings from this event in the context of what this means for the event industry.

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Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau

Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau have supported Positive Impact during our campaign to tell the story of the power of events in conjunction with the 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

It is important to tell the story of the work and innovation that is happening in Switzerland as a sustainable event destination, therefore, Positive Impact have created the follow case study showcasing the fantastic work being done by Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau. 

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How can we create a sustainable event industry through targeting food waste?

This month our focus at Positive Impact is food waste! We believe this is a really important area in terms of both climate change and sustainability. By targeting food waste and food miles you can save money, have a positive impact on the local community, and also reduce your impact on the environment. In this way the choices we make about food contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability. Also, check out our interview with Selina Juul below!

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