The new toolkit makes it easier for event organisers to incorporate initiatives which leave a positive legacy in their events.
The online hub that makes up the Positive Impact Guide covers sustainable events, including Australia’s First Nations peoples in events – from acknowledgement of country to smoking ceremonies and using Indigenous suppliers – elevating access and inclusion, drawing speakers from Melbourne’s intellectual and start-up communities, making donations to charitable causes and adding experiences into an event which leave a positive legacy, such as OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause.
“This online resource is a way for us to work with customers and partners, to deliver positive environmental, social and economic outcomes through events,” said Rohan Astley, MCEC’s head of advocacy, impact and reputation.
“At MCEC, we have an ambitious five-year sustainability strategy, and a long-standing community partnership program that sees us give more than $2 million of in-kind event services to charities per year.
“However, we know many organisers share our commitment to leave positive legacies, be they big or small.
“We’re hoping this resource is just the beginning, and that in the future we can continue to offer new ways for our customers to make an impact in the community.”
The legacy guide is available on MCEC’s website.