April 06, 2021
PrimeGlobal was proudly named 2020 Sustainable Organization of the year by the International Accounting Bulletin. The association is passionate about promoting Environmental Social Responsibility (ESR) by supporting local environments, promoting diversity and assisting communities through our staff, member firms and wider stakeholders. PrimeGlobal has continued the proud tradition of creating sustainable events through the PrimeGlobal Planet initiative by reducing the carbon footprint of PrimeGlobal events. Through ESR initiatives, PrimeGlobal continues to support the environment and local communities, giving back to the cities we visit.
Our Environmental Social Responsibility strategy is linked to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and focused on two main areas:
1) Through our PrimeGlobal Planet initiative we continue to pledge organizing green events and lessening the environmental footprint during our international conferences.
2) Through our Local Community Support initiatives we help local communities by donating food to homeless shelters, building wheelchairs for wounded veterans and supporting organizations that provide professional training and job placements for youth in underserved communities and much more.
PrimeGlobal has partnered with organizations that provide care and support to local communities; from building prosthetic arms for those in need, to creating water filters to provide 1,500 people with clean water for 10 years. You can learn more about some of our Environmental Social Responsibility partners and the great work that they do by clicking on a profile below.
From carbon emissions to waste management, events have many impacts that can be significant for the environment. We recognize these impacts and are striving to create meetings that leave a positive impact in the communities where our meetings are being held. In an effort to produce meetings that are more sensitive to the environment, we introduced the PrimeGlobal Planet initiative, created to lessen the environmental footprint in the cities we visit.
Producing green events goes beyond specific actions such as recycling, serving local/organic food or reducing printing. A 100% sustainable event incorporates a balanced approach to economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress. They also require a series of specific actions in nine areas of event management: Accommodations, Audiovisual, Communications, Destination Selection, Exhibits, Food and Beverage, Meeting Venue, On-Site Office and Transportation.
Through responsible transport and accommodation we will reduce the carbon footprint of delegates and guests travelling to events. During the event our chefs will create menus utilizing seasonal products, which come from fair trade suppliers, incorporating food and beverage from other groups in-house to minimize waste. By supporting the local community and giving back to the most vulnerable people in society we hope to inspire others to give more.
Below you can access upcoming and past events which focus on Environmental Social Responsibility. You can access the full recording of the event on the event page once the event has finished. You can access similar events on the PrimeGlobal Business Opportunities Insights page HERE>
Below you can access thought leadership, PrimeGlobal news and information about Environmental Social Responsibility initiatives that are being implemented in PrimeGlobal member firms today. Click on an article below to learn more. You can access similar articles on the PrimeGlobal Business Opportunities Insights page HERE>
June 14, 2021
How Can Accountancy Firms Help Save the Planet? (IAB)
May 18, 2021
2020 Impact Report (AAFCPAs)
May 11, 2021
ESG: How The Choices We Make Today Impact the Future
May 07, 2021
Positively Impact your Company and Society (SIKICH)
April 30, 2021
PrimeGlobal Insights Podcast: ESR Panel Discussion
April 26, 2021
Unleash the Power of Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCA)
April 16, 2021
Implementing ESG (Lutz)
April 12, 2021
A New Era of Sustainable Value Creation (ThomsonReuters)
Sustainable Organization of the Year
PrimeGlobal wins multiple IAB awards
PrimeGlobal has been named both the Association of the Year and Sustainable Organization of the Year at the International Accounting Bulletin Digital Accountancy Awards.Learn More
Executive Director - Events, PrimeGlobal
Phone: +1 678 417 7730, ext. 308
Stacey leads on PrimeGlobal events strategy and execution, ensuring PrimeGlobal adopts leading practices and responds to member demand to achieve global impact. She is also in charge of global sponsorship and CSR initiatives.
For more information about PrimeGlobal's Environmental Social Responsibility activities and PrimeGlobal Planet initiative contact PrimeGlobal's Executive Director of Events, Stacey Sanchez.
If you would like to share news or thought leadership about Environmental Social Responsibility initiatives at your firm you can submit an article HERE>