What are sustainable development principles?

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It involves managing the impacts of activities so that outcomes, on balance, are beneficial in the long term.

The organization’s governing principles of sustainable development regarding event management would include considerations for stewardship, inclusivity, integrity and transparency. The United Nations Global Compact describes 10 principles for sustainable development.


Principles of sustainable development by which an organisation is governed should be made in the form of a statement of purpose and values. This then provides a framework for setting its policies, objectives and targets as defined within the scope of its event sustainability management system.