Event Industry Sustainability Workshops

Our goal is to get businesses into action around sustainability.

There's no escaping sustainability. Customers want it, investors expect it and reporting will start being mandated for it in the near future. Taking steps now puts you ahead of the game, keeps your relevant to stakeholders and saves you money in the long-term.

Whether you have a few initiatives in place, a dedicated strategy or are unsure where to start, our workshops provide a framework to measure and reduce your emissions and set you up for longer-term positive impact. These are small group sessions designed to foster sharing and collaboration, to keep each other accountable and provide a support network to help accelerate our journeys. 

Please see below for our upcoming workshops. 

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online workshops
07 Sep 2022
  1. Event Sustainability Workshop - 07 Sep intake (CPD Accredited)
    Online Workshop

    07 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep 22

    3 part online workshop costing £395 + VAT to guide you to understand, measure and reduce event emissions and shape your sustainability strategies.
    Now fully accredited.

    Designed for Organisers, Venues and Suppliers, the workshops are held virtually in small groups of 10 - 15 people to encourage as much personalised guidance and interaction as possible. 

    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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12 Oct 2022
  1. All Industries Sustainability & Carbon Measurement - Introductory Workshop


    Introductory online workshop costing £150 + VAT to guide you to understand, measure and reduce business emissions and shape your sustainability strategies.

    Designed for anyone wanting to manage and report on the company's emissions across energy, supply chain, travel, materials, activities; your whole footprint. This introductory workshop is equivalent to our Part 1 Events course (in the workshop agenda), held virtually in small groups to encourage as much personalised guidance and interaction as possible. If you then want to dive deeper into calculations we will add a follow up session if demand is there.

    Held in conjunction with Green Circle Solutions, IEMA qualified sustainability consultants.

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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