Sustainable Event Principles

In May 2018, a group of sustainability and event professionals gathered at IMEX Frankfurt to discuss the idea of creating ‘Sustainable Event Principles’. The principles have now been completed and can be found here. You can download and copy these principles and put them within your own branding.

During the development of principles for sustainable events, positive impact undertook stakeholder engagement to ask the industry if they had any questions in relation to the principles. Stakeholder engagement is an essential step in creating positive change in the world.

The executive summary of the first meeting demonstrates the Sustainable Event Principles were drawn from expertise and existing international initiatives from ISO20121 to UN Climate Change event checklists.

In the over 10 years that Positive Impact have provided collaboration and education opportunities to create a sustainable event industry, we have constantly been inspired by ideas, insight, and input from students, sustainability professionals and global event professionals. Therefore, in line with Positive Impact’s mission to collaborate, our values of transparency and proactivity, and our understanding of best practice stakeholder engagement, we invited the global event community to share their ideas and input and we fed back to the event industry council at IMEX in October 2018 where the principles were discussed and finalised.