IACC's Social Impact Initiative

IACC and our global community are collectively committed to being socially responsible and making a positive impact everywhere we meet. 

We believe it is our role to set the highest standards in the meetings industry, creating strong social impact. IACC will create opportunity and take responsibility to improve our efficiency, reputation, legacy and environmental impact through our social practices, through three main pillars of focus, People, Community and Environment.

One of our initiatives, partnering with the Events Industry Council to raise awareness and promote more socially acceptable conferences, including our own chapter conferences, by incorporating a range of actions and commitments to support the social needs of our members and their communities through education. There is tremendous opportunity and equally important responsibility as stewards of socially accountable practices. 

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IACC embraces its responsibility to people, community and to the environment. The management of the trade association will act responsibly and provide clear leadership at all times.

In order to lead by example in sustainability and environmental good practice, IACC will take a systematic approach to the environmental management of their day-to-day activities, and will encourage and support members of the trade association towards the use of sustainable materials and solutions, through its Green Star Certification. In addition many countries adopt national standards.

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IACC group challenge: TangoTab is a mobile app that donates a free meal to a person in need in your community every time you use the app when you dine out. Together, we can end hunger.

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IACC Better Tomorrow Member Pledge

Committed to making a positive impact everywhere we meet. 

Through our continued membership with IACC, our venue pledges to support and serve as an ambassador for IACC’s Better Tomorrow social impact initiative.

IACC’s significant global footprint and the nature of our core business, bringing people together, allows us an opportunity to make a positive difference every day as stewards of socially accountable practices.  We have the power to help create a better world, everywhere we meet.

As part of our pledge we undertake to actively support the core tenets of IACC’s Better Tomorrow plan.

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Resources & Information

On the IACC Blog:

Webinars On Demand: Defining Reality, Showing Up With Empathy & Heart

Follow and engage with the IACC Community on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn for the sharing of best practice through actions, within the IACC global community. 

In 2020, IACC will create a knowledge hub comprising of case studies, guides, best practices and suppliers in key aspects of looking after our People, Communities and Environment.

IACC Knowledge Hub

The IACC community feels ill-informed when considering the best ways to deliver sustainable meetings. So we're building an online Knowledge Hub to deliver information and insights on all aspects of Social Responsibility.

We're collecting great solutions and initiatives for the Knowledge Hub and want to tap into the power of the IACC community to spotlight your ideas, best practices, and solutions in all aspects of social responsibility: wellbeing, diversity, sustainability and community giving.

We have a feeling that IACC members are already doing great work in these areas and we want to share and tell your story! If you inspire just one IACC member to make a positive change, you double your impact. Take part in changing our environments for the better. Together We Are Stronger!

IACC Supports the Following Industry Organisations in the Pursuit of Social Responsibility Excellence

Tango Tab – A mobile App working to eradicate hunger. Participating restaurants donate meals to Tango every time you “check-in” to their establishments in the app. Tango then feeds people in need through the monthly meals provided from the usage of this app.

Fulfilling People Potential Through Mental Health - James Lee Associates 

What You Should Know About Corporate Social Responsibility - MPI

Positive Impact Events

Events Industry Council – Sustainable Events Standard

Events Industry Council – Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Programme

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