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Kimpton Hotels: Balancing Strategy and Environmental Sustainability

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Intellectual Contribution by Tom Thomas

Contribution Title

Kimpton Hotels: Balancing Strategy and Environmental Sustainability

Publication

Case Studies in Sustainability Management and Strategy: The OIKOS Collection

Co-author

Silverman, Murray

Year

2007

Description

Michael Pace faced a dilemma. He was Kimpton Hotels' West Coast Director of Operations and Environmental Programs, General Manager of its Villa Florence Hotel in San Francisco, and the main catalyst for implementing its "EarthCare" program nationally. He was determined to help the boutique hotel chain "walk the talk" regarding its commitment to environmental responsibility, but he also had agreed not to introduce any new products or processes that would be more expensive than those they replaced. Now that the first phase of the program had been implemented nationwide, he and the company's team of "eco-champions" were facing some difficult challenges with the rollout of the second, more ambitious, phase.

Complete Citation

"Kimpton Hotels: Balancing Strategy and Environmental Sustainability," in Case Studies in Sustainability Management and Strategy: The OIKOS Collection, Greenleaf Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-1-906093-01-3.

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