Social Impact of Business Events: #MEET4IMPACT Launches 3 Research Projects
#MEET4IMPACT is launching three research projects on the social impact ofbusiness events and their contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
(Montreal, 26 September) - Set to start this fall and spread over 2020, these research projects aim to build some collective knowledge about the positive impact of business events and the best strategies to increase them. Social impact requires event organizers to hold a conscious initial intention of social change and a reliable structure for measuring its results.
The first project draws on the results of the previous research by JMIC and the University of Sydney (UTS) and will focus on best practices and success factors in the social impact of business events.
The second project will examine existing social impact indicator systems and their compatibility with the event sector.
The third one will address the contribution of business events to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the effective way to place accountability at the heart of business events.
Partnering for research
True to its unifying philosophy, #MEET4IMPACT is currently looking for funding partners within the business event industry. Partners who have already formalized their participation in the projects include founding partners Boardroom magazine, thereference point for the world ofassociations, GDS-Index, a global movement with a mission to engage, inspire and enable destinations to become more sustainable places, and Showcare Event Solutions, a Canadian company offering web solutions to event organizers.
Research partners include Mitacs, a national, non-profit organization that has been designing and implementing research and training programs in Canada for the past 20 years, and UQAM (School of Management Sciences ESG-UQAM), the Montreal-based French-language public university with an international reach.
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