We aim to shift the paradigm of the event industry.

Each year, the event industry in the US brings in over 750 million fans and creates $90 billion in expenditure. It also emits over 100 billion pounds of carbon and generates over 881 million pounds of waste, around 50% of which ends up in landfills and can stay there for over a century.

Event Industry Impacts

In a given year the event industry in the United States produces:

  • 881 billion pounds of waste, around 50% of which goes to landfills.
  • 100 billion pounds of CO2e, 60-80% of which stems from audience transportation.
  • 767 million plastic bottles each year, taking over four centuries to decompose.
  • 184 million pounds of food waste, enough to feed kids under the poverty within the US for a month.
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Overall Goal

We are on a mission to reduce the waste-to-landfill and carbon footprint of the event industry by 50% within the next decade.

With capital strategically deployed to fund environmental initiatives across the top events in their respective categories, we plan to spearhead the change necessary to achieve this goal. Our eventual mission is to make events within the United States carbon-neutral and zero-waste while engaging a consumer base to do better by the planet. Our objective is to direct capital to environmental initiatives at the most prominent events, maximizing the impact on the overall industry and creating awareness with the largest audiences.

Scope Sustainability

Unify the Stakeholders

Despite their massive implications, little to no comprehensive effort has been made to address the negative impacts of live events.

Experiences, where individuals spend their disposable time and income, are one of the most effective opportunities to engage consumers. Even with their massive influence, numerous events – mainly publicly operated – face budget constraints, a limited workforce, and lack a dedicated team around sustainability to execute environmental initiatives. Corporations have large marketing budgets at live events, and the desire to be more sustainable, but many lack the knowledge, time, and insight to combine these efforts. Since the pandemic, the eco-conscious consumer has become the fastest-growing demographic and is willing to pay a premium for sustainable services and products. In fact, 63% of millennials would pay up to 10% more to support a sustainable brand.

We can spend capital more impactfully to advance sustainability programs at events through fully-funded onsite and offsite initiatives that engage a consumer base to be more eco-friendly at events and in their day to day lives.

Scope Sustainability

We put the planet first. Always.