Net Zero

Sustainability Management Simulation

$165 / seat

Simulation Overview

Almost every company today faces some sort of question about sustainability and what to do going forward to make the world a greener place. Net Zero offers a trial run of that scenario with a 500-room, 4-star hotel as it cuts greenhouse gas emissions while trying to remain competitive and successful.

This simulation is available in English and Spanish.

Time Requirement

  • Introduction - 15 minutes
  • Game Play - 60 minutes
  • Debrief - 30 to 60 minutes

The Story

Making large cuts in greenhouse gas emissions is challenging for companies, but it is possible. Reducing corporate emissions does not need to go at the expense of business performance and can help to reduce costs and increase revenues. How do you make strides towards a greener future? How do we maintain profits? What steps must be taken to inform employees as well as customers?

The challenge for Learners in Net Zero is to play the role of 500-room, 4-star city center hotel General Manager with the goal of reaching “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and reducing emissions by 50% over a 7-year period while at the same time optimizing financial performance.

Choosing the right emission reduction strategies requires managers to think through all the consequences of their decisions and prioritize as not all initiatives that look “green” have a significant impact on emissions.

Each year, learners must prioritize and select up to 3 initiatives from a wide-ranging and evolving list including energy, purchasing, and management initiatives that impact the hotel’s emissions and business performance.

After each round of decisions players are provided feedback in terms of the hotel emissions as well as performance indicators such as energy and water consumption, waste generation, and financial performance.

Altogether, the hotel’s emissions are reduced through a combination of technical solutions and behavioral changes by staff, customers and suppliers.

Business performance is impacted through investments in initiatives, changes in operational costs, and potential improvements in revenue per available room (REVPAR).

Instructors can customize the simulation based on recent technological developments, local conditions, the efficiency of solar panels, electricity consumption, and other features.

Learning Focus

  • Sound decision making
  • Prioritization and Consequences
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • Manage business performance
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Sustainability performance measurement and analysis

Topics Covered

  • Decision Making and Prioritization
  • Societal Impact and Corporate Responsibility
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Sustainability Management

This simulation is WCAG Compliant for the participants.

Each simulation comes with a Teaching Guidebook for the facilitator along with 1:1 facilitator training and free trials.

This simulation meets WCAG 2.1 Level AA Accessibility Guidelines

This simulation is by Tim Rogmans

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