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Design the Right CSR Project for Your Event 

Design the Right CSR Project for Your Event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Less than a decade ago, corporate social responsibility activities were unheard of during conferences and events. Today, a majority of event organizers are including them in their program. The most popular form of social responsibility for meetings is a community or legacy project. Community projects fall into the “Feel Good, Look Good” category of CSR where the projects contribute to a sustainable cause and provide promotional benefits to the sponsoring organization. In addition, they provide the personal experiences participants are now craving during conferences.

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Earth Day 2017: Tips for Designing Sustainable Events 

Earth Day 2017: Tips for Designing Sustainable Events  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Whether you’re trying to attract younger guests or simply just want to “do your part,” designing sustainable events is worthy a challenge for any organization.

As our society evolves into a more environmentally conscious mindset (including the increasing popularity of Earth Day), it only makes sense that our industry would follow suit.  If our goal is to create experiences that stick with attendees, aligning with the same philanthropic principles is a no-brainer.

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How Your Next Event Can Help Saving Mother Earth

How Your Next Event Can Help Saving Mother Earth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I’m only one person, so what difference will this make?” is, unfortunately, something we hear a lot when discussing the world’s environmental challenges. Similarly, when organising events many planners will echo similar sentiments with claims that “one event isn’t going to make a difference” or that “it’s not worth the effort”. After all, what’s one more plastic bottle or one more tree cut?

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Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless 

Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With Earth Day just around the corner, consider this: 75% of millennials are willing to pay more for eco-friendly offerings. And your event is no exception. 

Savvy organizers know that positioning an event as “eco-friendly” is not just the right thing to do. It’s a smart way to align your brand with your audience’s values and protect your bottom line.

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Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0

Announcing the New MeetGreen Calculator 2.0 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We now know the landscape of sustainable events is constantly shifting, improving, and growing. Our experience has taught us some green meeting practices are simply better at addressing negative impacts or creating benefit than others.

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Sustainability in Incentive Travel

Sustainability in Incentive Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
 Brands that organize motivational events and incentive travel and consumers who attend these events are demanding greater responsibility and
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Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Your Events

Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These 10 practical, easy-to-implement suggestions from U.K.-based not-for-profit Positive Impact  can help your organization reduce the carbon footprint of its events and inspire attendees to take the message to their organizations. Positive Impact, launched in 2005, provides sustainability education for the events industry.

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12 Days of Sustainability with MeetGreen

12 Days of Sustainability with MeetGreen | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the holiday season ends, we thought it would be fun AND helpful to do a countdown with the 12 Days of Sustainability. Starting on December 25th we posted to our Facebook and Twitter accounts a useful sustainable event tip you could use during the holidays and year round! In case you missed them, here is the full list: Give a plant as a gift that will keep on giving all throughout the year!

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Using Corporate Events to Drive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives

Using Corporate Events to Drive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
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Creating Events with Purpose

Creating Events with Purpose | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A radical shift in global consumer attitude is underway – the rise of the conscious consumer. Today’s events must evolve with them. How can you innovate your events with purpose to build brand love and loyalty for your clients?

People no longer want just products or services – they want authentic experiences with a deeper purpose. Experiences that reflect our values.

The best, most competitive brands in our world today increasingly gravitate toward greater social purpose, sustainability and a net positive impact. They want us to get outdoors instead of shop Black Friday. Or celebrate our imperfect bodies as our real beauty.

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Corporate Team Building Event Ideas to Try in 2016

Corporate Team Building Event Ideas to Try in 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This list of team-building activities will come in handy for your corporate events, including ones for remote and virtual teams.

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The Most Innovative Green Exhibit Ideas

The Most Innovative Green Exhibit Ideas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When designing an exhibit booth most of us think brand impact first. Environmental impacts are rarely top of mind.
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How to Donate Food from Your Event: 16 Resources

How to Donate Food from Your Event: 16 Resources | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

An article by Nancy Zavada about the common misconception that donating leftover event food is illegal garnered lots of comments at MeetingsNet. Many planners said they’ve gotten pushback from hotels when asking if they could donate their leftover food. A little digging into the issue reveals that, although there is a law that protects people who donate food, it’s still easier for companies to have a blanket policy against food donation rather than risk something happening to a recipienthow to donate food from your corporate or association meeting or event

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Climate change: what is the meetings industry’s role ?

Climate change: what is the meetings industry’s role ? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The U.N.’s historic climate conference (COP21), held in Paris last December, saw 195 countries adopt the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The agreement set out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change. In a recent interview with Convene magazine, Roger Simons, the Regional Sustainability Director at MCI, shared his views on the role of the meetings industry in response to climate change.
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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 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
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?
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Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A canceled event offers a real-life example of how donating food to those in need is easier than many planners and venue managers may think. 

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How To Meet Green [Case Study]

How To Meet Green [Case Study] | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This is a case study from Dawn Baldwin, Director of Sales, Halifax Convention Centre. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies.

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5 Steps to Make an Event More Environmentally Sustainable

5 Steps to Make an Event More Environmentally Sustainable | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Looking to make your event as green as possible? Here are 5 steps to make an event more environmentally sustainable.

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9 Things Students Can Teach You About CSR

9 Things Students Can Teach You About CSR | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Service projects have become a staple fixture of events. But some projects can leave you wondering how effective they are, and who really benefits. This fall students in the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Sustainable Event Management Program were challenged to create a diversity of event concepts that show-and-tell the secrets to effective event CSR. This blog post provides a snapshot of their creative ideas.

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Do’s & Dont’s of CSR for Events

Do’s & Dont’s of CSR for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

CSR events are all the rage these days, and for good reason: planners have realized that attendees often enjoy giving back to the community through events, making the events themselves more meaningful.

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Emma Dolphin's curator insight, September 11, 2015 8:08 AM

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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“It’s too late and too dark for you to be standing out here by yourself,” Kevin said.  “Let me drive you home.”  I peered back at him from the open city bus stop bench with a look of gratefulness.  I shrugged and climbed into his little Volkswagen, buckled up, and smiled at him.  Even in my angsty teen years, I knew that Kevin and the others who worked at the Boys & Girls Club really cared about us who went there.  Their care and concern for us extended beyond the hours that the club was open and transcended their job description.  This was not the first time Kevin or one of his colleagues saved me from potential risk, and it wouldn’t be the last.

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Do Companies Have a Responsibility to Their Communities?

More than ever, employees and customers want to work for and with a company with a strong social conscience. Developing a social conscience for your company not only impacts the greater good of society but it has a positive effect on employee morale and customer loyalty.

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How to get sustainable events working for your corporate event marketing group

How to get sustainable events working for your corporate event marketing group | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sustainable event efforts are nice and all, but how do you get them working for you, instead of feeling like they’re just a lot of extra work? Especially if you’re a big event marketing department with diverse activities that span different cities?

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Why The New Social Marketing Is About Generosity 

Why The New Social Marketing Is About Generosity  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Too often in marketing, we talk in terms of "getting:" getting customers to buy, getting people to click, getting people to convert, getting more followers on Twitter, getting bigger market share, etc.
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Elevate Your Event with Social Enterprise Thinking

Elevate Your Event with Social Enterprise Thinking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Social affair? Or social enterprise? Events excel at the former, but what is the latter? And what benefits might social enterprise present to your event? What is Social Enterprise? Ever sat back and wondered: how can I use my event powers for good?

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Emma Dolphin's curator insight, September 11, 2015 7:59 AM

My cup of tea- events and doing some good. useful!

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