Would a sustainable event industry create peace, justice and strong institutions in the world?

Background

Our theme of the month is "would a sustainable event industry create peace, justice and strong institutions?" At Positive Impact, we are helping the United Nations achieve Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

Interview With Olympic Gold Medalist, Etienne Stott

In our interview with Olympic Gold Medalist, Etienne Stott, he shared his thoughts on the power of sport events such as The Olympics which bring inclusion, acceptance and break down artificial barriers. 

Westergasfabriek 

In the heart of Amsterdam, an old polluted site that has been renovated into a beautiful and sustainable park stands and is known as Westergasfabriek. Westergasfabriek develops and rents out spaces for creative, cultural and innovative entrepreneurs. Liselore, the Deputy Director at Westergasfabriek, took time to write our guest blog this month. She writes about Westergasfabriek's vision of emancipation, diversity and respect for the environment. 

Check out her blog post here

How to get involved 

This year, the Positive Impact team flew to Madrid to launch our collaboration with the United Nations for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism.  By achieving our ambitious five goals in 2017, we will have helped to improve gender equality, to promote diversity and to protect the environment; all of which help create peace, justice and strong institutions. To find out how you can sponsor us and help us create change, click here

To hear what our CEO Fiona got up to in Madrid for the launch, click here

 

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