President, Eco-Logical Solutions; Chief Sustainability Officer, The Saunders Hotel Group
Tedd R. Saunders is President of EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and Chief Sustainability Officer of The Saunders Hotel Group. Mr. Saunders is often credited with pioneering luxury urban ecotourism worldwide. Since 1989, he’s been recognized for creating some of the most innovative sustainability models in travel and tourism industry.
In 1992 Mr. Saunders formed EcoLogical Solutions, which has advised The White House, HRH The Prince of Wales’ Business Leaders Forum, Harvard University, Taj Hotels of India, Choice Hotels International and properties around the globe. Under his leadership, Saunders Hotel Group has earned many prestigious awards including a Presidential Gold Medal, Energy Star Partner of The Year honors and British Airways’ Tourism For Tomorrow Prize.
Author of “The Bottom Line of Green is Black” (Harper Collins), his team’s groundbreaking work has also earned exceptional feature stories in The New York Times, CNN, Travel + Leisure, NBC News and NPR. Tedd serves on a variety of boards, including Ceres, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Harvard’s School of Public Health, The Woods Hole Research Center, and E2 (NRDC’s Environmental Entrepreneurs). Mr. Saunders speaks internationally to top business groups and meets with members of Congress on key environmental legislation.