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Does the organization report the impact of initiatives that have lasting social, environmental or economic impact and that lead to enduring behavior change?
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sector Supplement - Event Organizers. It covers the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-EO11 - 'Number, type and impact of sustainability initiatives designed to raise awareness, share knowledge and impact behavior change, and results achieved'.

Events are a highly effective platform to transfer knowledge to stakeholders and can be an important way for advancing sustainability, driving innovation and developing society. These factors can be used to demonstrate the legacy impact of the event. 

Events influence attendees, participants, guests, viewers and others, and can be powerful tools for raising awareness and changing behavior. Throughout the project life cycle, an event organizer can implement sustainability policies and undertake practices and initiatives that may leave a lasting impact, transfer knowledge, and influence behavior change among stakeholders. Events can also facilitate information sharing among gathered attendees and participants, who can learn not only from the event and the event’s sustainable operations and content, but also from each other. Such learning and information-sharing can be a tool for long term and lasting behavioral, social, cultural, institutional, and technological change.

Given the nature and scale of events, event organizers have both the responsibility and opportunity to communicate sustainable development principles and influence enduring behavioral change.

Legacies can be those that are known, clearly defined and measured, and evident in the project life cycle, and future legacies that are yet to be defined, including initiatives with potential for a positive legacy.


Indicate whether the organization reports the impact of initiatives that have lasting social, environmental or economic impact and that lead to enduring behavior change by choosing Yes or No.

If provided, in the comments section include the impact of initiatives that have lasting social, environmental or economic impact and that lead to enduring behavior change, post-event and within set time lines. For example: 

  • change in transportation modes; 
  • change in waste recycling rates; 
  • energy conservation behavior change; 
  • adoption of sustainable sourcing practices; 
  • adoption of sustainable operating practices; 
  • attitude and behavior change on selected social issues, (e.g., accessibility);
  • and enhancement of civic pride and cultural identity, through citizen or stakeholder surveys, media monitoring or citizen participation tracking, and the number of people impacted. 

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