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Isla’s growing membership proves sustainability still matters

Isla, the recently launched organisation for sustainable events, has announced the arrival of 15 new members.

On the event agency side, the latest members to join isla include 2LK, 2heads, Backlash, Bearded Kitten, Goose, Imagination, The Park, TTA and MCC GLC, while on the support services side, isla has the support of B2 events, Diagon, Graphitecture, True Staging, Vivid Design works and Xquisite Productions.

The new members join the 12 founding organisations, and each of them sharing a common commitment towards the measurement and delivery of sustainable events.

“We’re really pleased to see these early adopters get behind the mission and objectives of isla. It endorses the view that there is a real hunger out there for what we’re trying to achieve and despite the current uncertainty, companies see this as a priority for the industry recovery,” isla cofounder said Anna Abdelnoor.

“We’re particularly pleased with the appetite from our support services members, they are a crucial part of the event ecosystem and we’re thrilled to have these companies on board.”

Isla launched in September to support event companies implementing consistent standards of environmental impact, measurement and management of events, and with the core objective of ‘accelerating the event industry’s transition to a sustainable future’.

As part of their membership, isla will encourage organisations to initiate change within their businesses by facilitating knowledge sharing within the events community, provide education and training, and create robust measurement and reporting metrics.

“The training programmes we’ve created have been very well received and are a key part of our delivery commitment to our members,” isla cofounder Ben Quarrell added.

“Our courses go from Sustainability 101 upwards, and each has clear and measurable objectives and onward skills that agency staff can implement on the short, medium and long‐term projects they are working on.”

Get involved with isla here.