American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) has recently become the only travel management company that has joined the World Economic Forum.
The World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit and independent organization that is more than committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.
Amex GBT’s initial participation will be focusing on the development of sustainable travel initiatives through the Forum’s Mobility Platform.
“Travel is a force for good. It is the engine room of the global economy, driving trade and growth. It drives social progress by bringing people together – connecting communities, helping to bring down barriers, and build respect and understanding. For the world to continue enjoying these benefits, we must address the impact of travel-related carbon emissions on the environment,” said Paul Abbott, CEO of Amex GBT.
The travel management company also announced it was working with Accenture and Shell on a blockchain-based platform for SAF purchasing, and both Accenture and Shell also are mobility platform partners.
Other areas of focus for Amex GBT include the First Movers Coalition, which is a public-private partnership that includes the U.S. State Department and several other countries and companies working to create demand for clean technologies in industries with high carbon emissions.