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Sustainable Best Practice For Events (PG)

This subject is available under ICMS postgraduate degrees, please click the button below to find a postgraduate course for you.

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Subject Aim:

The benefits of incorporating sustainability considerations into event planning and management can be numerous. Sustainability considerations lead to environmental improvements, financial advantages, creating a positive image, advancing a positive reputation and affording social benefits for the local community. They can also give rise to secondary positive effects such as innovation and differentiation in the marketplace; raising awareness and inspiring change that can create long-term benefits for the broader community and influencing decision makers. The introduction in 2012 of an International Standard for an Event Sustainability Management System – ISO 20121, has provided a guide to support event managers to minimise their environmental impact. This subject will use the standard as a framework for students to understand, plan, execute and evaluate sustainable best practice for events.

Learning Outcomes:

a) Appraise the core elements of a sustainable management system for events.
b) Create policies and procedures for incorporating sustainable best practice for an event.
c) Identify and evaluate issues, impacts, risks and opportunities of implementing sustainable best practices for events.
d) Create a solid business case for stakeholders to ‘buy in’ to investing and supporting sustainable best practice.
e) Apply the principles of ISO 20121 to an event.

Assessment Information:

Learning outcomes for this subject are assessed using a range of assessment tasks as described in the table below.