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#CSRshareday campaign drives events industry towards a sustainable future

Tuesday 23 April is #CSRshareday, an initiative designed to get companies talking about how they promote corporate social responsibility in their business.

The initiative is set up by Positive Impact Events, a global not-for-profit which exists to provide education and collaboration towards a sustainable event industry.

24-hourly conversations from professionals passionate about sustainability will be spread over social media. Throughout the campaign there will be opportunities for everyone to take immediate action, including:

- Joining Positive Impact’s ambassador community and regularly receiving materials to speak up on a sustainable event industry
-Signing a commitment to take immediate action to address the Paris Climate Agreement
-Accessing free to use resources and opportunities for collaboration to address specific challenges including plastic, human rights, carbon emissions and food waste

Following the campaign, a report will be shared with the global Positive Impact community and beyond, including United Nations departments.

Fiona Pelham, Positive Impact CEO commented: “This is a wake-up call for the event industry. I regularly hear industry professionals at high levels of influence say they do not have the time or budget to think about sustainability

“Many that are in action are too fearful of criticism to be taking bold, game-changing actions and be the driving force behind the solution.”

Ryan Harvey, Sustainability Manager at the Oregon Convention Center, added: “The time to act is now. We see #CSRshareDay as a collaborative opportunity to share best practice across the industry, supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

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