Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Carmen Turner; Archie Kasnet , pp. 108. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Carmen Turner, Archie Kasnet,
Titel / Title: How can a destination resort development company be strategic in sustainable development?
Abstrakt Abstract:

Although sustainable development is becoming a strategic priority for some organizations, many do not apply it as a business strategy like traditional objectives. Sustainability requires a calculated and streamlined approach, specifically, a clear vision of success and a comprehensive plan to achieve success. Intrawest Corporation is currently looking at integrating sustainable development into their practices in both their real estate and resort divisions. Whistler Blackcomb, implemented several environmental and community-based initiatives but has yet to take a company-wide approach to sustainable development. In this study, Whistler Blackcomb and Intrawest’s sustainability initiatives were evaluated based on a scientific definition of sustainability. The paper explores how a resort destination company can strategically integrate sustainability into their business operations. The objective is to highlight Whistler Blackcomb and Intrawest as case studies to understand how a company can gauge their awareness, identify challenges and opportunities, and move towards being a more environmentally excellent, socially just and economically viable company.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Energy
Nyckelord / Keywords: Sustainable Development, resort destination, strategic-sustainability, employee engagement & participation, green development, best-practices

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Master programme in Mechanical Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/20/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Examinator / Examiner: Karl-Henrik Robèrt, David Waldron
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Intrawest, Whistler Blackcomb
Anmärkningar / Comments:

Carmen Turner
5429 Indian River Road
North Vancouver, BC.
V7G 2T7, Canada

Archie Kasnet
One University Ln.
Manchester, MA.

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: destinationresortthesis.pdf (1161 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)