Event Industry Sustainability Workshops

Learn to calculate your business footprint and understand how to reduce emissions

These short courses get event profs up to speed on sustainability. Customers want it, investors expect it and reporting will be compulsory in the near future. Taking steps now puts you ahead of the game, keeps you relevant to stakeholders and saves you money in the long-term.

Wherever you are on the journey, our workshops provide a framework to measure and reduce your emissions now and set you up for longer-term positive impact. They foster sharing and collaboration and leave you with the tools to report on your ongoing emissions against the UK standard GHG Protocol.

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online workshops
31 Jan 2023
  1. Event Sustainability Workshop - 31 Jan 2023 intake (CPD Accredited)
    Online Workshop

    31 Jan & 07 Feb 2023

    Based on your feedback we have moved these into 2 slightly longer online sessions over lunch. These hands on sessions guide you to understand, measure and reduce event emissions and shape your sustainability strategies.
    Now fully CPD accredited.

    Designed for all Event Profs, the workshops are held virtually in small groups to encourage as much personalised guidance and interaction as possible. Based on UK GHG Protocol Conversion Factors. 

    Held in conjunction with Green Circle Solutions, IEMA qualified sustainability consultants specialised in the complexities and pressures of the events industry.

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The workshop is designed to:

  • Provide a starting framework to approach your sustainability strategy and reduction measures

  • Assess where you are now to prioritise impact areas to focus on

  • Leave you with the tools to continue implementing reduction strategies

The sessions are interactive so you get the most from it and each other. You will have your workshop network to continue progress with after completion.

Part 1

  • Background on sustainability theory, Sustainable Development Goals, climate change

  • Understanding our impact as an industry, business and individual

  • Identifying footprint impact streams and how to measure your own impact

  • Gathering meaningful data

Part 2

  • Carbon footprint measurement in more detail

  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, Green House Gas Protocol and Carbon Scopes 1, 2 and 3

  • Worked examples and calculations

  • Understanding results for internal and external communication

Part 3

  • Using results to develop short, medium and long term strategies for carbon reductions

  • Setting goals and objectives for business impact reduction

  • Communication strategies internally, externally and up and down the supply chain

  • Carbon offsetting

  • Climate change resilience

  • Circular business thinking

“The workshop series has already given me great insight into how emissions are calculated. Understanding how the venue’s impact ties in with organisers’ and suppliers’ emissions has been extremely valuable. I’m looking forward to learning more in the final session, in preparation for the work we will be undertaking to fulfil Olympia London’s net zero pledge.”
Siân Richards
Head of Sustainability,  Olympia London 



"Thank you so much for the workshop. I have learnt how sustainability reports can be transformed into actions for cleaner events and potentially zero carbon events; the importance of measuring carbon impact from events to compare with next year’s to improve and that communication is key."
Scherazade Garcia Laso 
Conference & Logistics, CloserStill Media