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  • Why nature conservation is important for tourism

    July 27, 2021

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    Sujaan Punja

      “Cherish the natural world, because you’re a part of it and you depend on it.” — Sir David Attenborough Sir David Attenborough’s words ring true not only for us as individuals but also for all of us in the hospitality and tourism sector. For many travel and tourism destinations, the natural world is what […]

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  • The Butterfly Effect: Monitoring and protecting local butterflies and moths

    July 15, 2021

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    Nick Walsh

    “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” wondered weatherman Ed Lorenz in 1972. Whilst we might have differing opinions on whether a destructive meteorological phenomenon can in fact be caused by the flap of a South American Lepidopteran, I do believe that small actions can cause a chain reaction. We are seeing this in sustainability – as more companies choose to operate in a planet-friendly manner, they are dragging […]

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  • Spicing up smart meters with fluttr

    June 30, 2021

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    Martha Brown

      For years we have heard the government talk about smart meters. But what are they, and why are they useful to your business?   Here we shed some light on what getting a smart meter could do for your business, and how creating a unified energy network will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and edge us closer to reaching the UKs Net Zero […]

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  • We are recruiting! Senior Sustainability Manager position available

    June 18, 2021

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    Kate Orszulik

    Job title: Senior Sustainability Manager Company: Considerate Group (Considerate Hoteliers Ltd) Duration: Permanent Hours: Full time Location: London or Munich Experience: minimum 7 years professional experience Salary: from £38k+ dependent on experience and capability Other benefits: Annual bonus + pension + flexibility to work from home 2 days per week. Overnight stays in client hotels possible. Deadline for applications: […]

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  • How can hospitality businesses get involved with awareness days?

    June 16, 2021

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    Kate Orszulik

      The calendar year has become very busy with environment-related awareness days lately, it can be hard to keep up. There are several very well publicized days – such as Earth Day – which most of us are familiar with. But there are others which are well worth looking at too – these nationally or […]

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  • Why we need Ocean Climate Action

    June 8, 2021

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    Sana Rajkovic

      The oceans generate most of the oxygen we breathe, feed us and regulate our climate. The value of oceans can hardly be overestimated, and certainly are one of the biggest assets to the tourism industry. Preserving something that is literally twice the size of the earth’s landmass and so crucial to our way of […]

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  • Biodiversity, its loss, and how we in the hospitality industry can protect it

    May 26, 2021

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    Xenia zu Hohenlohe

    “Nature is the backbone of human well-being and the foundation for all economic activity” * *Science Based Targets Network, 2020, p.2 We are currently estimated to be losing around 150 species a day according to a ‘Special report on global warming’ released by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which personally I find frightening. Natural […]

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  • How can being vegetarian help the planet?

    May 12, 2021

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    Isaac Pelham-Chipper

      This Monday (10th May) marked the start of National Vegetarian Week, the somewhat lesser-known sibling to the now ubiquitous Veganuary. With news, social media, and television frequently discussing climate change and veganism, while fast food restaurants plaster adverts for new vegan burgers across bus stops up and down the UK, it’s easy to forget […]

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  • Earth Day 2021 – time to be bold!

    April 21, 2021

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    Kate Orszulik

      On 22 April we celebrate Earth Day. Beginning as an activist event amongst US students in 1970, it is now widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, with more than a billion people marking the event. Last year Earth Day celebrated its 50th birthday, which, in light of the first global […]

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  • The challenges and opportunities in adapting an ESG Strategy for Hotel Funds

    April 20, 2021

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    Xenia zu Hohenlohe

    It would be difficult to have missed the buzz around ESG strategies which has been heating up the financial markets worldwide.  No company that answers to shareholders is able to escape this aspect of business management and reporting any longer – but it is also important to recognise that there is no quick fix to […]

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  • Introducing fluttr, the energy management app for hospitality businesses.

    April 14, 2021

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    Isaac Pelham-Chipper

    Free six-month pilot testing begins now! Calling all hospitality businesses As a busy hospitality business, energy consumption may not be top of your priority list. But what if we told you that across the UK, hospitality businesses have the potential to save over £435 million by being more energy efficient. Sound more interesting? The sector […]

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  • Case study: ESG framework for an international hotels fund

    April 12, 2021

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    Suzannah Newham

      Background: As a global investment manager, Asset Fund recognises they have an important part to play in shaping the future and have had sustainability credentials since the 1990’s. A focus on doing the right thing (for their clients, their people, and wider society) lies at the centre of Asset Fund’s culture.  They are committed […]

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