The Sustainability Leaders Project (SLP) celebrates world’s sustainable tourism champions and changemakers. It offers a collection of interviews with world’s leading tourism and sustainability professionals who share their stories, insights and learnings.

SLP was founded in 2014 by Florian Kaefer to encourage tourism professionals to embrace sustainability and to recognize its potential for making tourism more resilient and better for communities and the natural environment. An independent initiative run by a small team of mindful, passionate travellers.


Picture of Shannon Stowell of ATTA“I’m honoured to be included in this hall of amazing people and hope that together we can make real differences in our own circles. It’s a real encouragement to see so many people sacrificing to make the world better.”

Shannon Stowell, Adventure Travel Trade Association, USA


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How we select our interviews

We usually select interviews and stories based on peer nominations. This means that we give preference to individuals who have been recommended by previous interviewees.

Interviewees pay a small administration fee, which helps us to ensure the financial sustainability of the project. We waive the fee for those with three or more independent peer nominations.


Join us, support our work

The Sustainability Leaders Project is transforming businesses and communities by inspiring professionals through stories and examples, and by transferring knowledge and ideas across borders and disciplinary boundaries.

We are keen to work with like-minded individuals, brands and institutions that are committed to ensuring the livability and sustainability of our planet – tourism and beyond. Please email Florian for details on partnership and sponsorship opportunities.


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