Videos – Moderator


Legrand, W. (February 18, 2022). The Global Sustainable Tourism Council: Cooperation. Action. Transparency. (https://www.hospitalitynet.org/video/69002098.html). A conversation with Randy Durban, CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Legrand, W. (November 10, 2021). Taking Stock at COP26 – Achievements and Challenges towards a Net Positive Hospitality. (https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4107459.html). A conversation with Inge Huijbrechts Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group, Patrick O”Meara, Interim CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

TEDx Talks

Legrand, W. (Jan 23, 2021) Regenerative Hospitality: Bridging Sustainability, Experiences and Well-Being. TEDxSUMAS. Access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H3igIQPJQM


Legrand, W. (Interview) (November 22, 2021). Sustainability in Hospitality with Willy Legrand | Blue Standard by Oceanic Global. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyV2k3mS3bY), Interviewed by Cassia Patel, Director, Director at Oceanic Global

Legrand, W. (Interview) (October 26, 2021). PKF hospitality group in conversation with Professor Dr Willy Legrand, IU – Sustainability and Net Zero in Hospitality. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1xjiwfY_oM), Interviewed by Nils Heckscher, Director, Head of Africa, PKF hospitality group

Legrand, W. (June 29, 2020). Coronavirus: The Insights That Matter Most to Hotels: on Sustainability in Post COVID-19, Webinar Interview by Revinate, (https://www.covid19hotel.info/videos/?wchannelid=yswww8otdz&wvideoid=78wtoby0p3), (Interviewer: Thomas Landen, Director of Global Partnerships)


Legrand, W. (November  12, 2021). Deep Dive: Is Sustainability the New Digital?. ITB Berlin Travel Hero Podcast. With Lea Jordan, Co-Founder, techtalk.travel & Willy Legrand, Professor, International University of Applied Sciences (https://www.itb.com/en/trade-show-brands/content-365/podcasts/).

Legrand, W. (February 15, 2021). Short-to-medium term practical actions to bounce forward in 2021 for sustainability in hospitality. Sustainability Stories Podcast, Available at: https://sustainabilitystoriespodcast.com/?p=288 (Interviewer: Radhika Arapally, Founder Sustainable Stories)

ITB Panel

From Carbon Neutral Destinations to Regenerative Tourism: Boundaries and Implementation

How to Walk the Talk? The Hospitality CEOs on Sustainability

It’s the Journey that Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Mobility

Opening Keynote: Holding the 1.5°C Line – Towards a Sustainable Tourism Industry


Legrand, W. (November 09, 2021). Environmental Sustainability in Hospitality: Harmonizing Enterprise Profitability and Environmental Sustainability, Global Hospitality Summit by the International Hospitality Institute (https://globalhospitalitysummit.com/); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaCAQaUTia8

Legrand, W. (Keynote) (October 19, 2021). Net Zero in Hospitality: A Question of Boundaries. Global Real Estate (GRI) Club Global Committee: Sustainable Hospitality Chapter. (https://www.griclub.org/news/real-estate/net-zero-in-hospitality-a-question-of-boundaries_1657.html). Hosted by Lissa Engle, Managing Director at Berkeley Capital Group [‘BCG’] |and Founder & CEO at WiH. https://vimeo.com/636635913/5cce96d2a1

Legrand, W. (Keynote) (September 24, 2021). Sustainable Energy Solutions To Transform Your Hotel. The Innofac Show Asia Pacific (https://theinnofacshow.com; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29SEFuMlzp4).

Legrand, W. (Moderator & Panelist) (April 08, 2021). HFTP Hangout: U.S. Tech & Sustainability. Hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) (https://www.hftp.org/prolinks/webinars/). Webinar participants: Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Partner/Founder Considerate Group; Jacqueline Corbelli, Founder, CEO, US Coalition on Sustainability; Julia Perry, SustainChain Co-Founder Fashion Sector. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTIubuaSYtY)

Legrand, W. (Moderator & Panelist) (March 03, 2021). HFTP Europe Hangout: Key Hotel Technologies Addressing Sustainability — Low Cost and Efficient. Hosted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIv9Ek12w1s). Webinar participants: Olivia Ruggles-Brise, director at Greenview; Dr. Vanessa Borkmann, professor for tourism at SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences.

Legrand, W. (December 08, 2020). Climate Action and Carbon Neutral Traveling: the case of Peru, co-panellists: Virginia Fernandez-Trapa, Programme Officer at UNWTO, Marci Regis, Green Initiative Representative Switzerland, José Koechlin von Stein, Inkaterra Founder and Chairman, Francois Morin, Project Director at Lima Tours. Moderated by Dr. Francisco Dallmeier, Director of the Center for Conservation and Sustainability of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Recording available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpVp9gyvZcw (56min onwards)

Legrand, W. & Fischer, F. (October 14, 2020). Wild World – Wild Places: Why biodiversity matters for the tourism & hospitality sectors, EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education). (https://eurochrie.org/watch/wild-world-wild-places-why-biodiversity-matters-for-tourism-hospitality-sectors/)

Legrand, W. (September 18, 2020). The Winding Road of Embedding Sustainability into Business Degrees: The case of hospitality management, (In)Corporate Sustainability Conference, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona Spain. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6RG-jC5g6s&feature=youtu.be )

Legrand, W. & Laeis, G. (September 02, 2020). The Green Recovery Imperative: Future-proofing the Hospitality Industry, EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education). (https://eurochrie.org/watch/the-green-recovery-imperative-future-proofing-the-hospitality-industry-webinar/)

Legrand, W. (July 24, 2020). Why Studying Hospitality Management Matters Now More than Ever, EuroCHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education). (https://eurochrie.org/watch/why-studying-hospitality-management-matters-now-more-than-ever-webinar/)

Press Articles

Interview (January 10, 2022). From Luxury to Necessity: Why Sustainability Strategies Are No Longer Optional in Corporate Travel. HRS. Retrieved from: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6885011058289893376/

Interview (July 30, 2021). French Cuisine Has Gone Off the Grid. Reasons to be Cheerful. Retrieved from: https://reasonstobecheerful.world/french-cuisine-has-gone-off-the-grid/ (Interviewer: Peter Yeung)

Legrand, W. (May 2021). Optimism in the face of adversity: A personal experience. Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. VI (52-54). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol._vi___optimism_may06final1?fr=sZDUwZjMwMDU3

Legrand, W. (April 21, 2021). Destination Leaders in Sustainable Tourism 2021: Expert Panel. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/destinations-leading-sustainable-tourism-2021/

Legrand, W. (April 14, 2021). Sustainable Tourism Business Champions 2021. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/sustainable-tourism-business-champions-2021/

Legrand, W. (March 24, 2021). Sustainable Tourism: Trends and Priorities in 2021. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/sustainable-tourism-priorities-2021/

Legrand, W. (February 2021). Cultivating Patience in Turbulent Times: The Seventh Generation Principle. Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. V (90-91). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol._v___patience_2302reduced?fr=sNzEwODMwMDU3

Legrand, W. (November 2020). Regenerative Hospitality: The Nexus between Sustainability and Guest Experiences. Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. IV (42-45). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol._iv___hope1_2811?fr=sMzNjZjMwMDU3

Legrand, W. (October 2020). The Kitchen is Dead – Long Live the Kitchen. Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. III (36-40). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialoguevol.iii_confideneeditionreduced?fr=sYWNlNjMwMDU3

Legrand, W. (August 2020). Post COVID-19 Hospitality: The Green Recovery Imperative. Forum of Dialogue Series, Vol. II (66-69). Retrieved from https://issuu.com/selectedhotels/docs/forumofdialogue_recilienceedition_workingcopyreduc?fr=sYTlhZDMwMDU3

Personal Interview (May 12, 2020). Addressing the Climate Crisis: Success Stories and Examples of Proactive Tourism Businesses and Destinations. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/climate-champions-tourism-businesses-destinations/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Personal Interview (May 05, 2020). Best CO2 Calculators and GHG Offsetting Options for Tourism Businesses and Destinations. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/best-co2-calculators-offsetting-for-tourism/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Personal Interview (April 30, 2020). How Tourism Businesses and Destinations Can Address the Climate Emergency. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/how-tourism-can-address-the-climate-emergency/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Personal Interview (April 23, 2020). How the Climate Crisis Affects the Sustainability of Tourism Businesses and Destinations. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/how-climate-crisis-affects-tourism-sustainability/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Legrand, W. (1, 2020). Die 2020ER – Klimaneutralität in der Hotellerie? Cima.direkt, 24-25. Retrieved from https://www.cima.de/22-0-cimadirekt.html?pubid=61

Personal Interview (January 28, 2020). Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel: Hot Topics in 2020. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/sustainable-tourism-hot-topics-2020/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Personal Interview (January 25, 2020). Gute Gäste fragen nach. Die Welt (printed edition) Also available at: https://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/reise/article205334695/Gute-Gaeste-fragen-nach.html (Journalist: Bettina Seipp)

Personal Interview (January 21, 2020). Does Sustainable Tourism Lead to More and Better Jobs?. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/sustainable-tourism-good-for-jobs/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Personal Interview (January 15, 2020). Sustainable Tourism Networking: Recommended Groups for Practitioners. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from: https://sustainability-leaders.com/sustainable-tourism-networking-recommended-groups/ (Journalist: Editorial Board Sustainability Leaders Project)

Personal Interview (January 14, 2020). Which is better for hotels: bar soap or liquid soap?. Booking.com. Retrieved from https://partner.booking.com/en-gb/click-magazine/which-better-hotels-bar-soap-or-liquid-soap (Journalist: Eric Suesz)

Personal Interview (December 19, 2019). Hotel verzichtet auf Badminiaturen – schon ist der CO2-Ausstoß von 1000 Autos eingespart. Die Welt Retrieved from https://www.welt.de/reise/staedtereisen/plus204235474/Umweltschutz-Nachhaltig-reisen-was-heisst-das-fuer-Hotels.html (Journalist: Bettina Seipp)

Personal Interview (December 7, 2019). Den ökologischen Fußabdruck verkleinern. Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ) Retrieved from https://www.ahgz.de/archiv/corporate-social-responsibility-den-oekologischen-fussabdruck-verkleinern,200012259976.html (Journalist: Karl-Heinz Goedeckemeyer)

Legrand, W. (November 27, 2019). Climate emergency & biodiversity collapse – 5 hotels lead the way with sustainable changes. TOPHOTELNEWS. Retrieved from https://tophotel.news/tophotelnews-influencer-climate-emergency-biodiversity-collapse-5-hotels-lead-the-way-with-sustainable-changes/

Legrand, W. (October 16, 2019). Climate Emergency and the Hospitality Industry. Resources for Leisure Assets Group. Retrieved from https://rlaglobal.com/en/news/climate-emergency-and-the-hospitality-industry.

Personal Interview (October 09, 2019). On Hotels, Sustainability and the Future of the Hospitality Business. Sustainability Leaders Project. Retrieved from https://sustainability-leaders.com/willy-legrand-interview.

Personal Interview (September 21, 2019). Hotels are banning tiny plastic toiletries. Environmental experts think they can do more.. Vox. Retrieved from https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/9/19/20863270/tiny-plastic-toiletries-ban (Journalist: Terry Nguyen).

Personal Interview (August 28, 2019). Hotels setzen trotz Klimadebatte auf umweltschädliche Wegwerfprodukte – mit wenigen Ausnahmen. Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved from https://www.nzz.ch/panorama/hotels-setzen-trotz-klimadebatte-auf-wegwerfprodukte-ld.1503722 (Journalist: Franziska Scheven).

Personal Interview (June 28, 2019). Wir waren in der umweltfreundlichen McDonald’s-Filiale in Berlin, um zu sehen, ob sie wirklich nachhaltig ist. Business Insider Deutschland. Retrieved from https://www.businessinsider.de/wir-waren-in-der-umweltfreundlichen-mcdonalds-filiale-in-berlin-um-zu-sehen-ob-sie-wirklich-nachhaltig-ist-2019-6?op=1 (Journalist: Matthis Kattnig).

Personal Interview (June 18, 2019). Sustainable Gastronomy Day: ‘Food is the fabric of societies’. CGTN – China Global Television Network, Retrieved from https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-06-18/Sustainable-Gastronomy-Day-Food-is-the-fabric-of-societies–HDdFQVIrXq/index.html (Journalist: Abhishek G Bhaya).

Personal Interview (June 11, 2019). 6 Tipps für das ökologische Hotel. Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ). Retrieved from https://www.ahgz.de/news/nachhaltigkeit-6-tipps-fuer-das-oekologische-hotel,200012256255.html.

Personal Interview (April 19, 2019). Sustainable Hospitality: Eco-Friendly Industry Trends and Tips for Hotels. Trivago Business Blog. Retrieved from https://businessblog.trivago.com/sustainable-hospitality-trends-eco-friendly-hotel-tips/.