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Julia Massey

Vice President Global Sustainability at Kempinski Hotels S.A.

Julia Massey

Julia Massey has an experience of 14 years in consulting and management in the area of sustainability and climate change. During this time Julia consulted some of the world’s largest companies in the sector of gas supply and oil derivatives, in developing their sustainability strategies and communicating on sustainability activities. She managed sustainability initiatives, reporting and audit in the Austrian largest oil and gas company - OMV. She also managed greenhouse gas reduction projects within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol, throughout the South East Asia, financed by large European investment funds.

Julia holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University, Budapest/Vienna, and Bachelor in International Relations from the Bologna University, Italy.

Insights by Julia Massey (5)

The (Green) Recovery Imperative: Hospitality Re-Set Or Bouncing Forward?

Whether hoteliers will do what they can to use the current crisis as an opportunity to be (better) prepared and (more) resilient when the next crisis hits - and the climate emergency for many destinations will be a question of survival - probably depends on their own values and purpose of doing business.

The Future of Sustainability Certification: Micro-Certification?

Micro-certification - while certainly useful for hospitality businesses in that they could pick what they need and thus experience a lower entrance barrier to sustainability assessment - would complicate things as customers have no idea what kind of factors contribute to a specific badge or label.

Hygiene and Sustainability: How to make both work?

Whilst we are seeing an increase in some types of SUP due to COVID-19 (hopefully temporarily), we are also suggesting to accommodation providers that this is a great time to break some old habits, particularly around hotel room amenities.

COVID-19: A stress test for sustainable development in hospitality?

While people are still struggling to survive, some theorists say, they do not think of the common good. Yet what this crisis has shown (for some surprisingly for some not), is that this is not by definition true.

Sustainability Gives Hotels An Edge In The War For Talent. Or Does It?

This is a great question and one closely linked to our recent Sustainability Leaders Project panel question - whether sustainable tourism leads to more and better jobs. The panel's conclusion was that there is a notable relationship between sustainable tourism and jobs, mostly in terms of staff retention (because of more caring, fairer workplaces and a stronger sense of commitment and shared values).
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