The Economist Sustainability Week – a few key highlights

Attending The Economist in-person this October after the initial March ‘22 event we attended was interesting and productive. FGA were part of the first speed networking session for 5 chosen startups which was being trialled, many joined in. As well as this we heard from many CEOs and Sustainability Directors across the 3 day event. A …

How far will governments at the ICAO Assembly back net-zero aspirations?

Progress is being made – but not enough, argues Sarah Wilkin, founder and chief executive of the Fly Green Alliance. “We need to accelerate the work to reach 2050 targets. And it’s not just aviation,” she says. “We also need to embrace more cross-sectoral stakeholders such as finance, corporate travel and sports. There’s a greater …

FGA discussing transition finance, SAF and the role of the lessors

Air Finance Journal, 29th September 2022 With limited options to significantly reduce emissions in the short-term, the aviation industry is pinning many of its hopes of reaching net zero by 2050 on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). “It’s going to have to be SAF,” Todd Wolynski, partner at law firm White & Case, tells delegates at …

easyJet stops carbon offset use

Why does this make sense for easyJet? * Science Based Targets (SBTi) do not accept offsets as a carbon reduction *However, sustainable aviation fuel is accepted as a reduction in aviation by SBTi so it is possible to use a SAF unit or credit instead, some view it is a different kind of offset or …

Independent consultants vs big firms

We’ve chosen to keep FGA independent, agnostic and flexible. Why? We can give advice which is truly sustainable and without an agenda We make ethical decisions on who we work with and make sure we don’t cut those out that supported in the name of competition Avoids ‘collaboration-washing’ – with conflicts of interest at play …

Sustainable Aviation Futures Congress – Amsterdam

We are very happy to have moderated 2 panels with some excellent panellists and topics at the SAF Congress hosted in Amsterdam this June over 2 days. 20th Jun Panel 1: *Offtaker and corporate perspectives: Adapting aviation to reduce carbon emissions and make business mobility more sustainable Nicole Sautter (American Express Global Business Travel) Mariela McIlwraith, Wineke Haagsma (PwC …

FGA at The Economist – Sustainability Week

At the East London location of the Barbican, on Tuesday 22nd March, was the in-person day of the 7th Annual Sustainability Week of The Economist, focusing on green investment and scaling technology for the energy transition, moving away from fossils fuels. The panels of the day consisting of assets managers, carbon reporting companies, economists, academics, …

Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation

Yesterday we attended an event by Avi – ALL – Aviation for All on the topic of D&I. As an industry that has around 20% of women there is still a way to go on balance and diversity. It was an interesting event which discussed culture, mentoring, biases, language used, education of younger people, #girlsinSTEM and …