Trustworthy or Misleading Communication of Voluntary Carbon Offsets in the Aviation Industry
Mireia Guix, Claudia Olle and Xavier Font e assess the communications of 37 airlines on their own websites regarding voluntary carbon offsets (VCO) to determine the extent to which they are either trustworthy or misleading.
September 13th 2021 Mireia Guix, Claudia Olle and Xavier Font
We assess the communications of 37 airlines on their own websites regarding voluntary carbon offsets (VCO) to determine the extent to which they are either trustworthy or misleading. We propose an innovative coding framework that captures the trustworthy or misleading attributes of the messages as they are applied to: i) the type of claim (product, process, fact or image), and ii) the nature of the claim (fibbing, hidden trade-off, no proof, vagueness, irrelevance, lesser of two evils or worshiping false labels). We deploy a quantitative, multi-method approach that combines content analysis and discrete choice modelling, and we corroborate the taxonomy developed with lexical analysis. We identify the various factors that affect the pattern of 56% of claims being trustworthy and 44% being misleading. We demonstrate how a combined study of the trustworthy or misleading characteristics of communications provides more learning opportunities than studying either individually.
Delaying COP26 – Too Risky?
May 5th 2021 Jono Vernon-Powell, ACT Chair and Nomadic Thoughts
The COP26 Glasgow Conference, critical for accelerating action on climate change outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement, may be postponed.
Beyond Ethics: The Transformational Power Of Overlapping Motivations in Implementing Strategic Sustainability Actions
September 21st 2021 Maria Jesus Bonilla-Priego, Juan-José Nájera-Sánchez and Xavier Font
Maria Jesus Bonilla-Priego, Juan-José Nájera-Sánchez and Xavier Font develop a methodology to identify patterns between sustainability motivations, actions and engagement.