C&IT Sustainability Forum 2023 Agenda



09:00 - 09:30

Arrival and refreshments

09:30 - 09:40

Opening Remarks from C&IT and RSA's Andy Thornton

Session 1

09:40 - 10:10

Building a Sustainable Future: Embracing the Four Pillars of Holistic Sustainability

Selina Donald, founder of  The Bulb Eco, will discuss the four pillars of sustainability - economic, environmental, cultural, and social - and how to embrace them in all our events and businesses to create a sustainable future.

She will also provide simple and easy quick wins that you can implement as soon as you get home to improve your personal and professional sustainability.

10:10 - 10:25

Networking Break

10:25 - 11:45

1 to 1 sessions

Session 2

11:45 - 12:45

From A to B Corp: how to accelerate your event sustainability journey

Find out how your company can begin its journey to bonafide B Corp. This panel will explore the holy trinity of  things your company can do, things suppliers can do, and decisions you can make yourself.

During the session you will discover how your event venues can help, and learn more about isla’s Trace system, which can pinpoint exact areas of improvement to overhaul your sustainability credentials to get you on track to certification. 

12:45 - 13:45


Session 3

13:45 - 14:15

Fireside chat: Implementing both sustainability and social value for live events

During this fireside chat, moderated by Chrissie Beck from event sustainability consultancy Worlds Better, we speak with sustainability and social value experts from large scale agency Identity Faye Priestley, Kathy Gallagher and Mary Carter-Lee about how to implement sustainable practices and social value initiatives for events of all shapes and sizes. 

We’ll talk through examples of the incredible work completed in this area by Identity, such as the King's Coronation and other events, as well as quick wins and considerations when thinking about your event’s legacy.

14:15 - 15:15

1 to 1 sessions

Round Tables

15:03 - 15:35


What does the term 'Circular Event' entail, and how can it contribute to enhancing sustainability and resource efficiency?

In Zurich’s roundtable, they’ll provide the stage for an open discussion on the ways a circular event can be achieved with regards to the 5 R’s principles. Enhance your knowledge and understanding of this topic and discover measures and solutions to help your events become more sustainable.

Bella Group

How do we make sure our events leave the right footprint on the communities they involve and affect?

Join the Bella Group's round table to discover the secrets of planning events that truly benefit the communities they touch.

ACC Liverpool

How can venues help you build sustainability into your event catering?

From tackling food waste to understanding the carbon footprint of your dishes, ACC Liverpool and their in-house catering partner Sodexo Live! will explore how venues can help you ensure sustainability is at the top of everyone’s menu.

15:45 - 16:00

Networking break

16:00 - 17:00

1 to 1 sessions

Session 4

17:00 - 17:30

Driving Impact: Integrating CSR and Economic Sustainability in Events

Join our panel of sustainability professionals to explore the role that economic sustainability, CSR initiatives, and resilience plays in achieving sustainability goals.

Panellists will share their valuable insights on channelling economic sustainability into holistic sustainability strategies, plus provide you with valuable lessons and practical takeaways to elevate your own approach and impact.


17:30 - 17:40

Closing remarks

17:40 - 18:40

Drinks Reception in the RSA Vaults