11 Jul '11, 7pm

Hyatt

Hyatt has launched a global CSR platform to pull together the company's sustainability initiatives , green teams, and employee volunteer and outreach programs so that the efforts benefit not only the hotels, but also the communities surrounding them. The premise for Hyatt Thrive is the idea that helping communities thrive is not just good for business -- it's essential for business sustainability. Brigitta Witt, Hyatt vice president for corporate social responsibility, talks to GreenBiz.com about the Thrive platform , which launched last month and encompasses the brand's more than 450 properties and 80,000 employees. Leslie Guevarra: What prompted the development of Thrive, and why now? Brigitta Witt: You know, I think Hyatt has always been invested in improving the communities in which we operate. It's something that we know is absolutely crucial to sustaining our busines...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/07/11/hyatts-lifts-curt...

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