In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals it aimed to accomplish by the year 2030. They are ambitious -- "no poverty" and "zero hunger" are just the first two -- and rely on a massive, collaborative effort by all the UN's member nations representing millions of citizens. Meeting planners are well positioned to enact change in a number of critically important ways, according to Fiona Pelham, CEO of Positive Impact Events, a nonprofit centered on making the meetings industry more environmentally friendly.
In this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, we speak with Pelham about how business events can play a role in every one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how climate change must be central to meeting and event planning strategy, and how we, as an industry, can adopt more sustainable behaviors in our professional and personal lives.
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