Do Agree! A Collaborative Approach to Measuring Carbon: Linking
the Meetings Connection
According to ITP, "The hotel
sector has for some time been helping corporate clients comprehend the carbon
impact of time spent in hotels - particularly for meetings, events and their
associated hotel stays. During the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, when
hotels "bid" for corporate clients events or meetings, the client
often asks questions relating to potential carbon footprint for the event"
Find out more by participating in our next webinar on what the HCMI
initiative means for the events and hospitality industry as well as
how 22 hotel chains came to agreement on a key sustainability
metric in this webinar.
Moderator: Eric Ricaurte,
Greenview Serving several
leading global hospitality companies, Eric founded Greenview to advance
sustainability through measurement and reporting, bringing his 10 years of
experience in operations and consulting in diverse nature and cultural tourism
Eric began his career
managing a rainforest lodge and tour operation in Costa Rica and winning a
student research finalist award in 2001 for his paper titled "Carbon
Sequestration, Credit Trading and Offsetting, and their Relation to Travel and
Tourism.” Since then Eric has consulted globally for hotel companies, city-wide
events, tour operators, attractions, tourism boards and tourism clusters.
His notable industry
work includes authoring the Cornell studies "Developing a Sustainability
Measurement Framework for Hotels: Toward an Industry-wide Reporting Structure,”
and "Determining Materiality in Hotel Carbon Footprinting,” and serving as
technical consultant for Phase 1 of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, a
joint initiative of the International Tourism Partnership and the World Travel
& Tourism Council to standardize carbon metrics across the industry.
Speaker: Fran Hughes
International Tourism Partnership (ITP): Fran is Head of Programs at ITP which brings together the world’s leading international hotel
companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the
industry. ITP works to demonstrate in a very practical way that environmental
and social responsibility makes good business sense by highlighting best
practice, offering a range of practical products and programs and tackling
emerging sustainability issues through its collaborative working groups. Fran
has over 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry, having started her
career leading adventure tours in countries as diverse as Ethiopia and Oman,
before moving into roles in sales and marketing, tour operation, business
development and sustainable tourism. Whilst at the tour operator, Explore, she developed
the company’s responsible tourism policy, strategy and activities; leading the company
to win several national awards for responsible tourism and sustainable business
practice. She has also undertaken a variety of consultancy work, holds a
Master’s in Environmental Strategy and is an Associate of the Institute of
Environmental Management and Assessment.
Speaker: Inge Hujibrects: Rezidor Hotel Group In the beginning of 2011, Inge Huijbrechts
joined The Rezidor Hotel Group. In this role she further develops Rezidor’s
strong sustainability fundamentals for the 430 hotels the group operates and
develops in 70 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In 2012 she launched Rezidor’s ambitious
energy saving initiative Think Planet, targeting a 25% energy consumption
reduction in 5 years. The first year of Think Planet was a success with 50
hotels reaching or exceeding their targets. Think Planet is promoted to
employees by its charming mascot Lumi, the firefly.
During the last 15 years, Inge has held
senior management roles across Europe in the areas of Corporate Social
Responsibility, Sales and Business Development, working in Belgium, France,
Sweden and the Netherlands.
Her most recent position was Head of CSR at
Toyota Motor Europe where she was defining the European CSR strategy and
implementation for 30 Sales companies, 9 Factories and 3000 Retailers.