#CSRshareDay is a day that recognizes and celebrates Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and offers the event industry an opportunity to share ideas on how to achieve its sustainability goals. Professionals from around the world who are passionate about sustainability join together on social media for 24 hourly conversations. The annual campaign, which began in 2015, is organized by UK-based Positive Impact Events.
The Oregon Convention Center has been a long-term supporter of the #CSRshareDay campaign and will host a live discussion on Twitter this Tuesday, April 23rd at 9:00AM Pacific (17:00GMT).
“We want to invite all our sustainability partners and friends in the meetings and events industry to follow the discussion, but we also encourage them to participate," says Ryan Harvey, OCC’s Sustainability Manager. “#CSRshareDay is a great chance to share best practices and ideas, inspire each other, and to support the campaign’s urgent call for action in our communities.”
Using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a starter, Harvey and other OCC staff members are prepared to discuss a number of the Convention Center’s environmental and social responsibility initiatives, including its use of clean energy, its innovative waste diversion policy, and how critical client and local partnerships are for attaining goals and taking them further.
2019's campaign aims to reach 2,000,000 people. Following the campaign, a report will be shared with Positive Impact’s worldwide community, including the United Nations departments with which the group has Memorandums of Understanding.
To get involved, search #CSRshareDay on Twitter, follow @csrshareday, and join the OCC team @oregoncc for our hosted conversation in the morning on April 23rd.
About the Oregon Convention Center
The Oregon Convention Center is owned by Metro and managed by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission. OCC is a sustainably operated LEED® Platinum facility that hosts groups from around the world and brings millions of dollars into the Portland and Oregon economy.