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Eco Link: Empowering sustainable business events

At VisitScotland Business Events, we believe in the power of sustainable practices to shape the future of more impactful events. Business events themselves can lead towards the target of Net Zero emissions by 2045.

Event organisers and stakeholders have a responsibility to integrate sustainability into their events. Our Eco Link is your guide to discovering valuable resources, insights, and inspiration on event sustainability.

Whether you are looking for innovative ideas, practical solutions, or case studies of successful sustainable events, this comprehensive guide will point you in the right direction. We have curated a collection of trusted resources, including articles, guides, tools, and organisations, all dedicated to helping you navigate the path towards more environmentally responsible and socially conscious events.

By exploring our Eco Link, you will gain access to a wealth of information on reducing carbon emissions, minimising waste, conserving resources, and promoting ethical practices. You will discover how sustainable choices can enhance the attendee experience, improve stakeholder engagement, contribute to a positive global impact, and will help you work towards Scotland's target of Net Zero emissions by 2045.

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General advice and guidance

Unlock sustainable event management with industry-leading consultancies. Discover VisitScotland's Reduce Your Climate Impact Guide, setting the standard in event sustainability. These consultancies offer tailored solutions to reduce environmental impact, optimise resources, and foster positive social change, ensuring your events align with global sustainability goals.

Waste and reusable materials (Circular Economy)

Explore practical waste and reusable resources to minimize your event's environmental impact. Discover innovative waste management strategies, such as recycling and composting, along with reusable solutions like water stations, eco-friendly utensils, and sustainable event signage.

Combining business and leisure

Discover the perfect blend of business and leisure travel in the events industry. Explore how to seamlessly integrate networking opportunities and professional development with unique experiences and relaxation, creating a balanced and rewarding event for attendees that combines work and leisure in one unforgettable package.

Destination specialists

Tap into the expertise of business event destination specialists to plan successful and impactful corporate gatherings. These resources provide comprehensive insights into ideal event destinations, local venues, accommodations, and support services, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for your attendees.

Corporate Social Responsibility and community based activities

Engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and community-based activities with these valuable resources. Discover meaningful ways to give back to the local community through volunteering, charity partnerships, and sustainable initiatives, fostering positive social impact while creating a memorable event experience.


Explore these educational events dedicated to promoting sustainable practices in the event industry. Gain insights from industry experts, learn about innovative sustainability initiatives, and discover practical strategies to create impactful and environmentally friendly events.

We invite you to share your sustainable event practices with us, and we can all learn and grow together.

Sustainable events case studies

Explore these inspiring sustainable event case studies that showcase innovative approaches to reducing environmental impact and promoting social responsibility. These real-life examples demonstrate practical strategies for creating memorable events while prioritising sustainability.

Discover how these initiatives incorporate renewable energy, waste reduction, eco-friendly transportation, and community engagement to pave the way for a greener future in the event industry.

Feel free to provide us with your sustainable event case studies, and together, we can foster mutual learning and development.

Our support

We have a specialised team dedicated to advising you on the integration of sustainability practices into your business events. Discover how business events can play a pivotal role in accomplishing the target of Net Zero emissions by 2045. Please feel free to reach out to us with any inquiries at

Kindly be aware that this page is a continual work in progress and undergoes frequent update.

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