Event sustainability as a value creator

Sustainability | Event Management, Logistics, Reporting


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.

Challenge & Solution

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.


  • 16031_verzameling pictogrammen_annual report deel 2 98% of disposable service were eliminated
  • 16031_verzameling pictogrammen_annual report $ 11,700 savings from sustainability actions
  • 500attendees 1480 delegates from 71 countries
  • 16031_verzameling pictogrammen_annual report deel 2 53 % of food sourced locally
  • 16031_verzameling pictogrammen_annual report deel 2 100% offsetting of carbon emissions