Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of the biggest corporate buzz words of the past few years. But it’s one of those things that needs decoding to be effective. We hear about carbon footprints, LEED certification, and Energy Star standards, and while they are all important programs that keep corporations on their toes, what does […]
Every Christmas for the past 10 years, the Hyatt Regency Dallas has given the homeless a special gift: the chance to wake up somewhere safe and warm. In recent years, the hotel has partnered with SoupMobile Inc.’s founder David Timothy, aka “The SoupMan,” to provide a Christmas Eve banquet and housing for as many as 500 local homeless men and women.
Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into your meetings and events is how you move beyond greening your function and start making your program affect the sustainability of the company, the community and planet. A CSR program allows your event program, and by association your client or company, to leave a legacy in the host community. […]
More than 300 members of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners will be committing to a day of community service during their annual Spring Conference in Fort Worth this month. Meeting professionals will work in teams from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 12 to support Destined to Adorn, a resource center that […]
What are the two most important actions an organization can take to remain viable and improve trust? According to the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), they are to create innovative business models designed for sustainability, and measure and demonstrate positive social and environmental impact. From Feb. 9-11 in Denver, Colo., the GMIC’s 2010 Sustainable Meetings […]