We exist to create a sustainable event industry

How we’re making a difference

Fiona Pelham, CEO of Positive Impact Events, explains in this brief video the “Acceleration Action” that has been submitted to the UN SDG Summit, and what you can do to help create a sustainable event industry.


Contribute to the creation of a sustainable event industry

Have your say - Positive Impact Events, the UN and partners want to hear from you.


Positive Impact Events is a not for profit creating a sustainable event industry since 2004.

For us, sustainability means positive economic, environmental and social impacts in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a sustainable event industry is one where every time an event happens, we see one or more of these impacts.

We work with the whole event industry, including everyone within the supply chain (such as destinations, venues, event agencies and hotels) who make it possible for two or more people to connect with a shared purpose at an event.

We’re creating a sustainable event industry by sharing best practice, faciliating conversations to develop industry-changing reports, as well as creating content, tools and campaigns to tell the story of the power of events.

I work for a company who understands why this is important


The business case for a sustainable event industry

To understand why sustainability is essential for the future of the event industry, listen to a webinar from future event attendees or read the 2018 IPCC report, which recommends using more technology rather than travelling to meetings.

There is also a huge opportunity for the event industry to be part of a global conversation with governments and businesses at the United Nations SDG Summit in September 2019.

We have the chance to share ideas and targets that could help to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, but we need your input to make this happen.


Need more information?

Visit our resources page to learn more and get support to help you share this survey.

Watch the interview with EventIcons below to hear Fiona Pelham (CEO of Positive Impact Events) explain more about the clear opportunity and the business case for sharing ideas with the United Nations by contributing an “Acceleration Action” or “Acceleration Commitment”.



We’ve put together some short videos to help you engage the global event Industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is the survey?


What is an Acceleration Commitment or Acceleration Action?


Why are Positive Impact Events doing this?


Why get involved?


How can you get involved?


Who has funded this?


Why the Positive Impact Events team are excited


The importance of Positive Impact Events Ambassadors


What should you know if you're thinking of sponsoring any Positive Impact Events campaign?