In Conversation: Jeremy Bowen, Cirium
We have published a brand new sustainability report, which shows that:
1 – Environmental concerns among the travelling public are real and growing.
2 – However, few consumers, and that includes airline passengers, will voluntarily pay some kind of environmental surcharge (via a voluntary carbon offset scheme). The expectation is that businesses should take care of sustainability.
3 – Most importantly, airlines that push sustainability to the forefront are poised to strengthen their brand, and gain a significant competitive advantage.
This is because sustainability is more of a ‘pull’ than ‘push’ factor.
4 – A sustainability threat to airlines comes from the corporate sector. This is a trend we saw pre Covid, where environmental groups are successfully putting sustainability on the agenda at shareholder meetings.
View and download the report for free here.
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