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Buyers, Intermediaries To ‘Hold Hotels Accountable’ For Environmental Protection

Air travel gets a lot of attention, but lodging also generates greenhouse gas emissions. Given the number of hotel options in a given market, there may be more that companies can do about it. To overcome inconsistent reporting and disparate methodologies across the industry, some corporate buyers are developing their own hotel assessment tools. A…

Corporate Collaboration On Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accelerates

Proponents of sustainable aviation fuels hope that momentum from corporates and governments on climate change action translates to big investments in cleaner flying. A raft of recent airline announcements points to growing attention in this area. A corporate group buying initiative launched on Tuesday. The Rocky Mountain Institute and Environmental Defense Fund created the Sustainable…

Companies Move To Science-Based Targets For Mitigating Corporate Travel’s Environmental Impact

Companies everywhere sound serious when they say they intend to make operations more sustainable. A surge in those publicizing targets and signing climate protection commitments includes several big names that assigned “science-based” goals to business travel emissions reductions.  EY, one of the world’s largest business travel spenders, aims to be carbon negative this year by…

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Amex GBT Sets Up Discounted Carbon Offsets, A ‘Short-Term’ Approach As Industry Works To Mitigate Business Travel’s Environmental Impact

American Express Global Business Travel on Monday said it enabled customers to buy carbon offsets on “preferred terms” from two nonprofits, Carbonfund.org Foundation and Carbon Footprint. The program offers a variety of “verified and validated” offset activities customers can choose to support. “Clients will receive a donation e-receipt for their payment amounts, as well as…

Corporates Care About Managing Environmental Impact And There’s No Time Like The Present

Three in four European corporate travel decision makers polled early this year agreed that changes were needed to address sustainability in business travel, but only 17 percent were confident in pulling that off. “The apparent disconnect really tells quite a simple story,” according to Jim McClelland, a sustainability expert and author at publisher Raconteur, which…