Exclusive Collection launches initiative for B Corp Month
Exclusive Collection, the UK’s first B Corp certified hotel brand, is celebrating two years as part of the B Corp movement with a new initiative for corporate and agency planners.
For meeting and events that take place at one of the collection’s hotels in March 2024, Exclusive Collection, through its partnership with event:decision, will sponsor formalised reporting and impacts of confirmed client events.
The MICE focussed drive coincides with March being B Corp Month, a month where B Corps across the globe showcase how and why they are impacting, transforming and using business as a force for good.
Exclusive Collection’s event sponsorship programme recognises corporate demand for venues and travel partners who consider a wider ESG framework and want to reflect their organisation’s impacts on society, as well as the environment.
Exclusive Collection partnered with event:decision in 2022 to heighten sustainable processes, metrics, and best practices for events hosted at its hotels. The partnership also reinforces Exclusive’s B Corp certification which already looks at measurement and improvement around the organisation’s outlook towards the planet, its people, and its purpose.
In its Meet the Innovators insight paper Exclusive Collection and event:decision consider the difference between CSR and ESG and its growing prevalence as a criterion of choice amongst corporates and agents.
Stephanie Hall, group sales and marketing director for Exclusive Collection, comments: “We’re very proud to be part of the B Corp movement. It’s a certification that’s so important as event organisers look for venues that go beyond CSR. And with March being B Corp month it’s a pertinent time for us to encourage planners to look at their impact and for us to potentially educate new organisers and our colleagues if and where we can.”
Matt Grey from event:decision, adds: “Exclusive Collection is at the fore of ESG. It’s no mean feat being a B Corp in one venue let alone several! We hope to see new faces taking up their MICE B Corp Month offer and to showing the far-reaching implications and impacts of being a B Corp host.”
To qualify for Exclusive Collection X event:decision’s March programme:
- Events must be for 35+ delegates at an Exclusive Collection hotel.
- Events must take place during 01-31 March 2024, B Corp month.
- The initiative is valid on new enquiries and all bookings must be confirmed by 31 December 2023 to be part of the B Corp Month initiative.
- No cash alternative.
Exclusive Collection will also be exhibiting at Confex in 2024, spearheading the show’s first ESG dedicated pavilion, as well as speaking at IBTM in November.