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by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 01, 2012

 A new corporate social responsibility study commissioned by Meeting Professionals International shows a significant gulf between the expectations of attendees and the actual practices of host organizations. Attendees have high expectations in terms of visible practices at meetings as well as a desire for host organizations to have formal CSR policies and more, but the organizations holding those events have not met those expectations. About 1,100 meeting professionals and 1,100 participants were surveyed for the project, which will be released in full this fall. Preliminary results of the research were presented in a session held at MPI's World Education Congress, which ended Tuesday in St. Louis and was attended by about 2,200 industry professionals. A final breakdown of the attendance will be available in about two weeks.