Governments and corporations promote airports as a sign of progress and with promises of ‘development’. In reality, the construction of airports and associated infrastructure drives people off their land, destroys livelihoods, plunders water and fertile soil and...
- Oct 12 2021
- 9:00 am - 10:15 am
WEBINAR – Business Travel Reimagined
Business travel by air nearly skidded to a standstill when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, with many US-based companies slashing their travel budgets in 2020 by 90 percent or more. The slow resumption of some business travel since has led some industry analysts to speculate that business travel will never rebound to pre-pandemic levels. Such a shift would advance efforts to address the climate crisis, given emissions from business travelers amount to the equivalent of burning nearly 10 billion gallons of gasoline each year. New research from WRI indicates that reduced business travel would offer a range of benefits for the climate, organizational budgets and employees’ well-being.
How are public and private organizations reimaging their business travel policies to meet their goals and achieve their sustainability objectives? What should businesses keep in mind when reevaluating their travel policies? And how can we ensure new policies benefit equity and inclusion efforts?
Mindy Hernandez, Lead Behavioral Science Advisor, WRI (paper co-author)
Magdalena Heuwieser, Co-founder of Stay Grounded
Dan Salzer, Director of Sustainability, The Nature Conservancy
Kathy Alsegaf, Global Internal Sustainability Leader, Deloitte
Moderated by: Brooke Sutherland, Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion