“It was the age of wisdom”:
IAG targets sustainability — November 2019
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. In November two of the major network carriers in Europe held investor days: one in London, one in Paris. They couldn’t have been more different. In London, IAG’s CEO Willie Walsh highlighted that their event would be entirely carbon-neutral, and put forward the group’s strategy to aim for zero net carbon emissions by 2050 — the first airline in the world to promulgate such a target.
Climate change and aviation’s impact on it has come to the fore in the past two years. We highlighted the industry’s lacklustre response to environmental activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion in the June edition of Aviation Strategy. IAG now feels it imperative to show that the group is at the forefront of the sustainability movement.……