From CNA: SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched sustainability guidelines for the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore.
In a statement on Tuesday, STB said the guidelines are drawn from international standards and are meant to encourage local players to meet global sustainability requirements.
It said the guidelines apply across the business events ecosystem, including hotels, venues, event organisers and meeting planners, transportation, food and beverage, and audio-visual set-up.
The areas they address include waste management, efficient use of water and energy, and getting employees to develop a commitment to sustainable practices.
The statement said the first event to adopt the guidelines is the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainability Development to be held at Marina Bay Sands from November 25 to 26.
Following the successful September event focused on the Limits of Growth, the Beyond Business as Usual series will take it a step further in December to look at how firms are practically tackling the strategic issues of sustainability and then recalibrating their models.
With Gordon Falconer (Director of Urban Innovation, CISCO Systems), Iolanda Meehan (Director of Strategic Service, Haworth), and Mario Van der Meulen (LPK Design) sharing their experiences at the December 5 event, participants will gain a tangible understanding of how firms are looking across their value chains for opportunity recalibrate their processes, products, and people, reduce risk, and increase opportunity.
With our goal to move beyond inspiration to action, participants will gain insight and tools in areas of design, manufacturing, materials, and reducing waste, so that when you leave the room you will be able to apply what you have learned to take a step forward in driving sustainability forward in your organization.
Sponsored by EATON and Haworth, and in partnership with Green Drinks Singapore, we hope that you will join us in this evening of discussion and learning.
Date: December 5, 2013
Time 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Haworth Organic Work Space
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In this special mid-month session of Green Drinks, PUB’s Chief Engineer for Drainage Planning, Ridzuan Ismail shares their strategic approach in drainage design and flood management in Singapore. Following this, we have a panel discussion moderated by Grace Chua of The Straits Times, with Ridzuan, Eugene Heng from Waterways Watch Society, and Liew Yien Phin from Black & Veatch.
Date: 14 November 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Venue: Hood Bar & Cafe, #05-07 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street (opposite Bugis Junction)
Admission fee: Any one drink! Please support the venue :)
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Professor Hans Rosling (Gapminder and Karolinska Institutet)
The first public forum for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Working Group I Summary for Policymakers, Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis.