Incisive Media and the Women in Insurance Awards are committed to the journey in becoming more sustainable. By using the guidelines set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance, we aim to meet the International Standard ISO 20121. The goal is to reduce paper consumption across events and improve recycling rates, curb food waste and alter menus with an aim to include locally sourced, organic produce. We have also committed to deliver carbon offsetting at events wherever possible and provide delegates with accessible venues.
We will be closely evaluating each event and considering how we can improve in the following areas; energy, transport, water usage, recycling, economic and local environment/community.

Carbon Offsetting
Incisive Media have partnered with Ecosphere+ to ensure all our remaining greenhouse gas emissions are offset. Working with Ecosphere+, we calculate the emissions from all our events, including those from event operations, venues and delegates. We then purchase the equivalent number of carbon offset credits to counter-act our activities. These credits are supporting the protection of vital rainforest in Peru, by funding conservation work and creating sustainable sources of income for locals to minimise incentives for deforestation.
For further information about the project please visit

Royal Lancaster London

- The hotel has a Business School Lausanne Sustainability Innovation Award
- To help improve environmental impacts the hotel has an employee led committee to reduce plastic wastage, water and power usage
- Any food waste is bagged in special marked bags which is then composted by the waste contractor
- At events jugs of tap water is provided instead of bottled water
- Where possible the hotel uses energy efficient lighting
- There is a bike rack in the hotels car park for guests that wish to cycle to and from the hotel
- There are walking maps are available at the Concierge Desk to encourage exploration by foot
- As the hotels policy, they do not provide any single use plastics for an event.  However, there are occasions when this is unavoidable; for example, ordering in kosher meals that may be on plastics or include plastics
- All paper, cardboard, glass and plastics are separated for recycling
- Westminster Council have a policy to burn non-recyclable waste instead of sending it to landfill
- To reduce the use of chemicals the hotels policy is to refill bottles from a large container instead of single use bottles