Posted in Culture Suppliers Sustainability

Big Companies Turn To Biofuel To Help Cut Business Travel Air Emissions

It seems each new week brings another announcement about plans for sustainable aviation fuel. Several European airlines recently gave customers opportunities to get involved. Microsoft…

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Posted in Culture Sustainability

Op Ed: Paul Tilstone On Balancing Business Growth And Environmental Awareness

Festive Road’s Paul Tilstone on Friday was involved in a gathering coordinated by the Climate Action Corporate Travel Urgent Sustainability initiative. This group aims to…

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Posted in Methods Sustainability

Thousands Of Green-Minded Companies Turn To Internal Carbon Pricing; A Few Include Business Travel

An emerging sustainability practice is setting an internal price on carbon and making business units pay for their emissions. Almost 1,400 companies publicly acknowledged doing…

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Airlines Design New Ways For Corporate Clients To Mitigate Environmental Impacts

Amid policy debates over fuel taxes and dissatisfaction with carbon offsets, two Europe-based carriers this summer stepped up to provide customers a direct means to…

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IHG, Marriott Develop Account-Specific Sustainability Reports

Measuring lodging’s environmental impact is less straightforward than for air travel or car rental. All three contribute to a business trip’s carbon footprint, but hotels…

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Posted in Reporting Sustainability

Microsoft Embraces Hotel Data, Travel Personas In Sustainability Drive

About five years ago, Microsoft created an internal carbon tax of sorts. Since then, business units have been responsible for carbon emissions associated with their…

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Posted in Culture Negotiating Sustainability

GBTA Sustainability Committee Prepping Assessment Tool, Car RFP Questions

[UPDATE, October 19, 2016: GBTA Foundation’s updated car rental request for proposals template now is available. Meant to become an “industry standard,” the document includes…

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