GBTA HAS EMBARKED ON A SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY to demonstrate the significant contribution that our business travel sector can make on climate action and corporate responsibility. 

Under this program, the association — working in collaboration with the industry — is developing the framework for establishing sustainability as a key pillar going forward along with new impactful initiatives. Areas of focus will include policy and advocacy, measures and tracking, C-level engagement and public affairs, recognition and education.

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Sustainability Leadership Council Members

Council members bring deep sustainability experience and/or expertise, and are nominated by their Partner company to serve a one-year calendar term. They help guide GBTA’s efforts, define priority areas for collaborative and global action, and help raise the bar for the business travel industry overall and the significant contribution the sector can make on climate action and corporate responsibility.

brune poirson
Brune Poirson
Chief Sustainability Officer
diana birket
Diana Birkett Rakow
SVP Public Affairs & Sustainability
Alaska Airlines
jill blickstein
Jill Blickstein
Managing Director and Global Head of ESG
American Airlines
nora lovell
Nora Lovell Marchant
Vice President, Global Sustainability
American Express
Global Business Travel
adolfo kurczyn
Adolfo Kurczyn
Global ESG Director
Avis Budget Group
diana birket
April Bridgeman
Senior Vice President
BCD Travel
jill blickstein
Sara Digiesi
Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer, Italy
BWH Hotel Group Italia
nora lovell
Françoise Grumberg
Vice President, Global Responsible Business and Diversity & Inclusion
amelia deluca
Amelia DeLuca
Vice President, Sustainability
Delta Air Lines
adolfo kurczyn
Claire Carstensen
Global Sustainability Manager
Enterprise Holdings
diana birket
Katie Leone
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
jill blickstein
Jean Garris Hand
Vice President, Global ESG
nora lovell
Martin Biermann
Chief Product Officer
adolfo kurczyn
Townsend Bailey
Head of Corporate Responsibility, Americas
IHG Hotels & Resorts
diana birket
Denise Naguib
Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, Global Operations
Marriott International
jill blickstein
Hendrik Vordenbaeumen
Vice President, Product Strategy and Global Head of Sustainability
SAP Concur
Helen Giles
Director Environmental Sustainability
Southwest Airlines
chris truss
Chris Truss
Sustainability Director at Reed & Mackay – a TripActions Company
Trip Actions
adolfo kurczyn
Lauren Riley
Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs
United Airlines

GBTA Sustainability Leadership

adolfo kurczyn
Mark Cuschieri
Council Chair, and Vice President, GBTA Board of Directors and Executive Director, Global Head of Travel, UBS
diana birket
Jenny Sabineu
Council Vice Chair, Chair of GBTA Sustainability Committee and Manager, Travel Services, Salesforce
jill blickstein
Delphine Millot
Senior Vice President, Sustainability,