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Sustainability in Hospitality

The Sustainability in Hospitality Panel is about exploring ideas, solutions and strategies required by the industry facing increased environmental and societal challenges. Since sustainability cover a wide-range of topics, the panel is supported by experts across many fields – food, energy, water, waste, facilities, communication, social, strategy. The goal is to have sustainability anchored more than ever into the hospitality conversation and decision-making.

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Willy Legrand

Professor of Hospitality Management at the IUBH International University

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Invited Experts
Richard  DicksonAurora   Dawn BentonNicolas    DubrocardGabriel C. M.  LaeisKathy  McGuire Patricio   Gonzalez MorelSuzann  HeinemannJonathon  DayMichaela  ReittererHenri  RoelingsJoanne   HendrickxArjan  van RheedeVanessa  Borkmann Alexandra   HergetBenjamin   LephilibertFrauke   FischerEric  RicaurteAfton   HalloranSarah    FarrellElena   CavagnaroClaudia  G. van´t HullenaarJeanne  VarneyMadhu   RajeshHervé  HoudréRandy   DurbandHenri   KuokkanenNancy  ScanlonInge  HuijbrechtsIoannis S.  PantelidisArnfinn  OinesTheo  van de LaarFriederike  VinzenzLyle   WorthingtonFederico  AsaroJeffery  SmithMaria  LeiferAdela  BalderasJudy  ModViktoria  SchünemannChristopher  WarrenXenia  zu HohenloheJulia  MasseyTrevor  GirardRoger A.  AllenMarvin  BakerCaroline  MeledoLena  BjurnerKatarina   Tesarova Ricardo  MoreiraAndreas  KochJosé   Koechlin von SteinDiane  EstnerFlorian  KaeferCatherine  DoltonJean  LupinacciMaribel  Esparcia PérezLaura   ZizkaPeter  VargaInge  van WeertSam  LaakkonenNadia  IbrahimJan Hein  SimonsXavier  FontAlexandre   TsukSimon  Martin
Recent Viewpoints (6)

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

"Covid-19 is climate change on warp speed" (Wagner, Mar.10, 2020). The current pandemic has catastrophic consequences on the hospitality sector. The ways the industry currently deals with the crisis (for example, see: COVID-19 - Survival Guide for the Hospitality Industry) offers a glimpse into the crisis management endeavors in building a business case for disaster and climate resiliency.

How can sustainability be communicated beyond clichés and greenwashing?

Both clichés and greenwashing are amongst the biggest traps to fall into when communicating sustainability. A "let's save the world" claim and tacky towel policy stickers are superficial and unappealing and could be a turn-off to the small group of environmentally and socially-conscious consumers.

Hotel Sustainability: Top 3 Technologies to Implement in 2020

There seem to be two schools of thought in regards to achieving greater sustainability. One is based on a behavioural change to tackle societal and environmental challenges. More precisely in managing resources with moderation, restraint, and constraint (e.