Green Globe CEO honored with prestigious executive award


LOS ANGELES, California – Acquisition International (AI) presents its CEO of the Year awards to leading business people in their respective fields, highlighting individuals who have displayed innovation, achieved continued growth of their enterprise and raised the bar for performance in their industry.

This prestigious business magazine has announced Green Globe’s Guido Bauer as CEO of the Year – California.

Guido Bauer has been Green Globe’s CEO for eight years, growing the original Green Globe brand through an international membership program that now operates across more than 80 countries worldwide.

Upon receiving this award, Mr. Bauer said, “From the outset I personally believed in the power of sustainability to bring change for the better. I directly invested in this belief and Green Globe is a now a privately owned company that provides all its services on a professional basis to tourism businesses from small eco-resorts, through to international chains including Club Med, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, the Jumeirah Group and InterContinental Hotel Group, as well as many others.”

For 20 years Green Globe has been the leader in sustainability certification for the travel and tourism industry. Originally developed by the World Travel and Tourism Council, Green Globe has grown to become a successful for-profit company based in Los Angeles, California. To purposely align itself with the commercial realities of working in the travel and tourism industry, Green Globe seeks neither government assistance nor NGO funding. Today Green Globe enjoys annual double-digit growth in membership and has built profitable partnerships across the world.

“Our success has been to maintain the core promise of Green Globe, which is to do good by assisting businesses with continuous improvement,” added Mr. Bauer.

Acquisition International, published by AI Global Media, seeks to inform, entertain, influence, and shape the global corporate conversation. With over 108,000 subscribers in over 170 countries, AI regularly attracts editorial submissions from some of the biggest players on the global corporate landscape, including KPMG, EY, PwC and Deloitte. Acquisition International’s annual awards are based on a rigorous and tightly monitored nomination, judging and selection processes. Award nominees are subjected to a lengthy and in-depth review process, designed to separate the truly remarkable from their peers. Voting is conducted via AI’s worldwide network of partners and industry. Each award is given solely on merit and based on business success and achievements.

Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Green Globe is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .