IHG invests in CSR
February 22, 2010 - Dallas, TX - The MPI Foundation announces a new five-year investment from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to further the advancement of thought leadership studies, research, and the development of standards and business content in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
“The MPI Foundation is very proud of the support from IHG to drive CSR thought leadership,” said Margaret Moynihan, MPI Foundation Chairwoman, “This investment will allow industry professionals to change their old practices by providing them with the latest CSR principles demonstrating the positive difference on their businesses.”
The $500,000 investment in the MPI Foundation from IHG will allow MPI to develop a sustainable meeting and event training program and a recognized CSR meeting and event measurement platform for industry professionals everywhere. IHG’s investment will support the development of a Global Reporting Initiative and a CSR research agenda that will source and develop new sustainable techniques and educational content for meeting and event professionals.
“IHG has supported the MPI Foundation for many years and we have been impressed by the programs that they create for the meetings and events industry,” said Stephen Powell, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, IHG. “CSR is a big part of our corporate strategy and this program fits in perfectly. David Jerome, our senior vice president of corporate responsibility for IHG, and I look forward to being an active part of the MPI Foundation team to develop the meetings and events industry’s CSR platform.”
IHG has a robust corporate responsibility program within their organization of 330,000 employees worldwide that focuses on innovation in creating hotels that are more intelligent and sustainable. Through their varied efforts in advancing how hotels act, track and report their impact communities, environment and economies, IHG is a proven global leader in the area of CSR.