Sustainability and Innovation SIG

The SIG Sustainability and Innovations is a platform where members can join forces to devise teaching material, create research connections and collectively brainstorm on the best methods and approaches to re-think and reinvent a hospitality industry which is kind to the environment, healthy to its workers, pleasing to its guests, active in the community, and efficient for the operators and owners.

Our aim is to ensure that sustainability is anchored in the hospitality academic conversation through enhanced cooperation.


Willy Legrand
IU International University of Applied Sciences
[email protected]


Vice Chair
Faranak Memarzadeh
San Jose State University, US
[email protected]



Sustainability and Innovation Resources

SIG Sponsored Webinar, 30 June 2022

Sustainability on the Ground: Practices, Education & Resources with Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications at RadissonAnne-Kathrin Zschiegner, Technical Assistance Advisor at The Long Run and/or Delphine Malleret King, Chief Executive Office at The Long Run 


Sustainability in Hospitality

The Best Sustainability Resources: Knowledge for Responsible Hoteliers


The Hotel Yearbook: Sustainable Hospitality 2020Available for Free Download

Social Entrepreneurship in Hospitality: Principles and Strategies for Change, 1st edition, 2020 Routledge

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations, 3rd edition, 2017 Routledge

Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations, 4th edition, 2022 Routledge


UN World Oceans Day: What are the Oceans Worth? Everything in Hospitality!


World Panel on Sustainability in Hospitality

Hotel Sustainability Basics

Circularity: The sustainable hospitality frontier?

FREE Online Sustainability Courses:

Press Release for The Long Run FREE Online Courses

The Long Run


Circle Economy Presents: The Circularity Gap Report 2021


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