Air New Zealand has appointed British ecological economist Professor Tim Jackson and leading carbon emissions policy specialist Dr Suzi Kerr to its Sustainability Advisory Panel.
Commenting on the appointment Air New Zealand chief executive officer Christopher Luxon says the panel provides guidance and critique as the airline works to embed sustainable growth, with the new panellists bringing further expertise in social, economic and environmental issues.
“As leaders in their fields, our new appointments offer a global perspective to support our Board and Executive as we challenge ourselves to drive our sustainability agenda forward.
“Professor Jackson is at the forefront of research into sustainable economies, providing policy advice to numerous Governments on prosperity and growth – as well as stimulating public engagement on sustainability issues as a media commentator and playwright.
“Carbon management is a significant challenge for the aviation industry so we are pleased World Bank advisor and international emissions expert Dr Suzi Kerr will share her expertise as we work toward our industry target of carbon neutral growth from 2020,” says Mr Luxon.
Professor Jackson says he is delighted to join Air New Zealand’s Sustainability Panel, particularly as the airline works to strengthen its social impact programmes.
“Prosperity consists in our ability to flourish within the limits defined by a finite planet, and I look forward to working with Air New Zealand as it explores this fundamental challenge.”