The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) is a global forum for addressing conservation challenges and for presenting new research in conservation science and practice.
Organised by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), ICCB is the major networking event for conservation scientists, attracting 1480 professionals and students from 71 countries.
For their 19th Congress, SCB wanted to ‘walk the line’ of its mission to advance the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity, not only through the event’s program but also through its’ logistical organisation.
The solution weaved on-the-ground engagement and post-event reporting to showcase the importance of sustainability as a value creator. MCI’s sustainability experts developed a sustainable events policy, engaged stakeholders, trained staff and suppliers, improved operational processes, sourced offsetting projects, measured impacts and produced a report on performance.
- 98% of disposable service were eliminated
- $ 11,700 savings from sustainability actions
- 1480 delegates from 71 countries
- 53 % of food sourced locally
- 100% offsetting of carbon emissions