Showiing appreciation for the hard work of colleagues and for valuable relationships with business partners is something that good organizations do—and gifts are a great way to do it. But no organization wants the gifts they offer to clients and employees to go quickly into landfills or contribute to climate change.
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Speaker Gifts: Yes or No? If So, What to Get?
If you’re stumped as to what a climate-conscious gift might look like, Jody Brandes, HMCC, CMP, CMM, group manager, meetings & conventions, strategic event services, Genentech, has some answers. She shared the following chart at Pharma Forum, the conference for pharmaceutical and life-science meeting professionals. The chart addresses the various factors that make gifts better or worse for the climate and for the planet.