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How to set targets and measure success in creating a more sustainable travel program

Hosted live: Tuesday 8 June, 2021 | 10.00am CDT Chicago | 4.00pm BST London

Duration: 45 minutes

As the pandemic brought most business travel to a standstill, it prompted companies to take a closer look at the environmental impact of having their employees jet-setting around the globe. Now, as travel gradually begins to restart, we can expect sustainability to remain a key priority for many organizations.

In this webinar, a panel of experts representing different viewpoints—including airlines, environmental non-profits, TMCs, and travel buyers— discussed a major point of contention in making corporate travel programs greener: how companies should set targets and measure success.

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  • Meaningful, actionable ideas on how to measure success of carbon reduction initiatives from travel
  • Best practice examples from customer and suppliers on delivering successful change
  • How to balance creating more sustainable programs with the financial implications of doing so
  • The transformation in vendor selection criteria


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Host and Moderator:

Richard Johnson - Senior Director, CWT Solutions Group

Richard leads the CWT Solutions Group - CWT's consulting division - globally. He oversees a team of consultants who help companies build more responsible travel programs that strike the right balance between employee wellbeing, environmental impact, and compliance and cost management.

Currently based in London, Rich has been with CWT since 2017, and he has more than 17 years' experience in travel consulting, corporate payments and procurement across Europe and Asia Pacific.  



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Meet the speakers

Nashir (Nash) Hirjee - Director, Global Corporate Accounts, United Airlines

Nashir (Nash) Hirjee has been with United Airlines since 2019, and has over 22 years’ experience in the airline industry. Based in California, Nash manages a team of sales professionals who partner with some of United’s largest corporate customers on the West Coast and Asia. In addition, Nash leads United Sales’ sustainability efforts, partnering with our sustainability team and corporate customers towards a more sustainable aviation future.

Connect with Nashir: LinkedIn

Edwin Zijderveld - Business Development & CO2 Reporting, atmosfair

Edwin is part of the Business Development team at atmosfair. As a geographer, he has always had a great interest in both traveling and sustainability, looking for ways to explore the world with a minimal carbon footprint. During his career of over 20 years, he has held Marketing positions at various companies, and has advocated for the role of CSR in organizations. At atmosfair, Edwin actively guides stakeholders across the business travel industry on how to make their operations more sustainable.

Connect with Edwin: LinkedIn | Facebook


Eric Rhode - Sr Manager, Travel & TEC Reporting, Facebook

Eric has been at Facebook for 7 years, building processes and programs across the Travel, Expense, Corporate Card space. Currently responsible for global travel & reporting for TEC.