As we look back on The Smart, Safe, Sustainable Summit held this September 6th at Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore, we’re delighted to reflect on the critical conversations and partnerships that emerged. The summit provided a rich platform for thought leaders, including TruTrip’s Sus Banerjee, to discuss the intersection of sustainability, technology, and corporate travel.
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Moderated by Shradha Batra Mithal from AltoVita, Sus Banerjee was joined by panellists from Stripe, Siemens, and Sodexo to discuss how global mobility and business travel managers can use technology to help meet its broader sustainability goals via smarter travel decisions.
Sus pointed out several critical issues, including:
This riveting segment of the panel discussion peeled back the layers on how technology, government policies, and regional peculiarity are shaping the future of corporate sustainability. It serves as a microcosm of the broader challenges and opportunities awaiting us in the sustainability landscape.
This discussion probes into the nuances of the corporate world’s readiness and willingness to embrace sustainable practices, drawing a vivid picture of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
When probed about the pandemic’s influence on sustainability initiatives, the consensus among panellists was unmistakable: the global health crisis acted as an unexpected pause button on sustainability projects. This pause, however, provides an unprecedented opportunity to reevaluate and redefine green strategies for the corporate world.
Sodexo has shown a keen willingness to invest in a greener future, stating they’re prepared to bear an additional 10-15% in costs for more eco-friendly accommodations. However, this illuminates a broader question that hovers like a cloud over the industry: How much are companies really willing to invest for a sustainable future?
The other panellists suggest that cost considerations are a not-so-silent partner in these critical decisions.
Looking through the lens of TruTrip, Sus revealed an ambitious yet achievable roadmap. Imagine a world where your booking tool doesn’t just get you from point A to point B but does so with the planet’s wellbeing in mind. Within the next three years, TruTrip aims to be the architect of such an experience, seamlessly integrating across platforms and marking each travel option with its CO2 impact, backed by robust, verifiable carbon offsetting solutions.
The Smart, Safe, Sustainable Summit 2023 provided invaluable insights into the role of technology in achieving sustainable corporate travel. We thank everyone who participated and contributed to making this event a success. As always, TruTrip remains committed to offering solutions that are smart, safe, and sustainable.
The challenges of achieving corporate sustainability are as complex as they are urgent. Yet, as our panel has shown, the intersection of technology, policy, and customer engagement offers a pathway to meaningful change.
Start the conversation in your company today. Survey your team, engage your vendors, and challenge your management to prioritize sustainability. Let’s rise to the sustainability data challenge together, we can help you out, book a demo or sign up for free trial today!
If you found value in this post-event recap and the discussions during the summit, please explore more corporate travel insights on our blog. We eagerly look forward to continuing these essential dialogues in future events!
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