Climate change has received a lot of attention, with Greta Thunberg, Youth Climate Strikes and the Global Climate Strike making headlines and causing waves around the world. But before we consider what the rest of the year will bring, we’d like to look back at the recent sustainability articles we published.
1. Influencer interview: Horst Bayer, Travel Sustainability Expert
We interviewed Horst Bayer, founder of TravelHorst, which focuses on sustainable business travel consulting. As the Chair of the Business Travel Working Group at the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and with extensive experience in managing corporate programmes for companies such as Siemens and Hitachi, we were honoured to share his insights on how organisations can shift to a greener mindset.
2. 7 eco-friendly apps that help businesses go green
Sustainability is more important than ever, particularly in the workplace. Fortunately, there are eco-friendly apps to help businesses go—and stay—green. We share 7 apps that will help to reduce your business’s carbon footprint, improve your office’s everyday environmental habits, and even plant trees, simply by being more efficient and accountable.
3. How to reduce the carbon footprint of business trips
Travel is an inevitable part of the corporate world—and it’s big business. Annual growth in business travel is expected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020, while on average, 30% of European business travellers fly once a month. But companies and individuals are becoming more and more aware of the weight of their carbon footprint. How can organisations reduce the carbon footprint of business trips?
4. 9 tips for greener business travel
Work travel can have a significant impact on the environment, and it’s becoming increasingly important for organisations to implement plans for greener business travel. All forms of overland and air travel have an impact. There are several ways to reduce a business’s carbon footprint when it comes to travel, though. These nine tips are a great place to start.
5. Influencer interview: James Dent, Corporate Sustainability Expert
We interviewed James Dent, the founder of Susterra Ltd, which is a software/consultancy firm specialising in sustainability services for corporate travel. James and the Susterra team have built a software package which provides accurate and detailed carbon emissions reporting and analytics for all aspects of business travel. We shared his insights on how organisations can use data to reduce their carbon footprint.
6. Event recap—Taking the Green Route: the Sustainable Traveller
The Uber Headquarters in Amsterdam recently hosted an exclusive business breakfast, where we invited four speakers to share insights on how to be greener in business travel. Our guests left inspired and full of actionable ideas on how to become a more sustainable traveller. In this article, we share some highlights from the event.
7. Influencer interview: Marjan Verbeek, Strategic Partnership Manager
Marjan Verbeek, Strategic Partnership Manager at Climate Neutral Group, works to help companies develop truly sustainable travel policies. After 15 years in the travel industry, she now combines entrepreneurship with a responsible future to enable the movement to net-zero emissions. In this interview, we discussed sustainability and the movement to net-zero emissions.
8. 7 ideas that will help you plan more sustainable events
Events, whether big or small, can have a big environmental impact. As businesses around the world are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, many are turning to greener partners for their event planning. Use these 7 recommendations as a guide to creating more sustainable events.
9. Influencer interview: Sacha Handgraaf, Sustainability Speaker and Trainer
Sacha Handgraaf is the founder of Sustainable Inspiration and has an MSc in Sustainable Development. Through her work speaking and training about sustainability, she has a deep knowledge of how a shift in cultural mindset is needed to create a truly sustainable society. We interviewed her to get her ideas on individuals and businesses can make more sustainable choices.
Make some time to read these sustainability articles. We hope they inspire you to make greener choices. It’s becoming more and more important for organisations to work towards a happy, successful and more sustainable future.