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Sustainability event body Isla surpasses 100 members

Event sustainability body Isla has grown to over 100 members, following the addition of Twitter, which recently joined the likes of Channel 4, Westfield London, and CNN International.

Launched with 12 founding agencies and supplier members over a year ago Isla has grown to further support venues, brands and exhibition organisers in their sustainability efforts.

Over 600 event professionals have undertaken training modules and others across the industry are implementing Proseed, Isla’s free universal event sustainability framework.

This year, Isla will launch its carbon measurement software, Trace, which captures emission and waste data from live, hybrid and digital events.

The body, which has grown to a team of eight, said it will continue to evolve its education programme to support the upskilling of event businesses.

Kat Bednarczyk, senior business marketing manager at Twitter, said: "Having access to [Isla’s] training, guidance and tools will build our teams confidence and knowledge to deliver our event programmes sustainably."

Isla co-founder Anna Abdelnoor said: “2021 was a monumental year for climate change and with the return of live events there’s been a huge shift towards sustainability for event businesses across the sector.

“Our members are actively driving effective changes in their operations and events, this is proof that the industry is committed to building a better, more resilient future for events.”