We're isla.

We’re here to accelerate the event industry transition to a sustainable future.

We work with agencies and brands, organisers and suppliers providing practical guidance and support on environmental issues. We draw on expertise from across the sector to create a powerful network with the knowledge and confidence to facilitate change. Our memberships

As a movement for the industry by the industry, we exist to...

Standardise method and measurement.

From measurement to methodology, if we work to the same parameters we can progress faster.

Accelerate the pace of change.

The TV, film, and festival sectors have all made significant advances and we can learn from their journey.

Meet new demands from clients and consumers.

Events teams are under pressure to be sustainable and we have the tools to help.

Bring the industry together to effect change.

No individual can solve the challenge of sustainable events – together, we have the power to make a difference.

Provide action-oriented solutions.

We have the support and guidance you require to make long term, positive changes.

Do the right thing.

Adapting our industry to become more sustainable just makes sense!

Our approach

As an independent body founded by events professionals and industry leaders, isla is an action-driven network. We bring together expertise from across the entire events sector and empower our teams with the confidence, knowledge, and resources needed to confidently and consistently deliver sustainable events.


Our focus is in three core areas: zero waste, 100% renewable, and carbon emission reductions. Our goal is to set short and long term targets in these areas and then track measure, and report to drive constant improvement. 


Through facilitation, education and reporting we will share knowledge, up-skill the industry and track our progress in order to rapidly and measurably affect change across our industry.


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Who we help

Exhibition Organisers
In-House Teams

What we do...


Peer to peer knowledge sharing, provide guidance and signposting, and manage industry-wide best practice guidelines.


Events teams with training, workshops, and resource sharing, to equip sectors and people with the skills necessary to translate intentions into actions.


Independently on industry-wide activity, taking responsibility to set targets and provide support to each sector to work towards meeting these.

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