Net Positive Hospitality Simulation

A learning tool for hotels to understand the connection between environmental, social and governance issues and test the outcomes of different solutions and strategic decisions.
The hospitality industry can and must accelerate the journey to Net Positive and give back more than it takes.
But what does that look like in practice?

Introducing the Net Positive Hospitality Simulation

The Net Positive Hospitality Simulation has been developed to engage and upskill hospitality leaders and students, bringing Net Positive Hospitality to life and demonstrating how you can implement the Pathway. It helps users to understand the impacts of their decisions, test sustainability actions and create a tailored sustainability action plan.

The Simulation incorporates many of today’s global challenges, including:

Labour rights


Staff engagement

Community engagement

Climate change

Water stewardship

Waste management


How it works

Comprising four areas of focus, People, Planet, Place and Prosperity (the 4Ps), learners are tasked with managing a hotel for 7 years, with an aim to progress towards Net Positive, while managing the hotel’s financial performance.

Each game year, learners select initiatives to implement from a list covering different sustainability issues and relating to technical solutions, policy changes and behaviour-based programmes.

After each year of decisions, learners receive feedback on their actions and an analysis of their performance across the 4Ps, giving them the knowledge and enthusiasm to make Net Positive Hospitality a reality.

The hotel is awarded an overall standard, Starting, Advancing, Accelerating, or Leading, in line with the four stages of the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality.

Who is the Simulation suitable for?

The simulation has been created specifically for the hospitality industry and is suitable for:
Industry professionals, including:
  • General Managers
  • Heads of Department
  • Engineering teams

The simulation enables hotels to understand the impact of their decisions and trial their approach to implementing new ESG plans, virtually. It is our aim that this translates into more robust strategies in practice.

Hospitality students

As ESG issues become more business critical, there is a need, and an appetite, for the leaders of the future to learn how to effectively plan and implement responsible business practices. This simulation provides a practical and interactive learning experience.

Get involved

We are pleased to be able to offer this training simulation at an affordable price, with discounts available for bulk license purchases.
Want to find out more? Please fill in the form below and a member of the Alliance team will be in touch to outline pricing and discuss a suitable package for your team.
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Powered by d2o PMI GoGreen

The Net Positive Hospitality Simulation is proudly sponsored by d2o PMI GoGreen.

PMI GoGreen goes beyond compliance, integrating eco-consciousness into daily operations. It enables hospitality groups to achieve their long-term environmental goals by breaking them down into monthly targets tailored to each property’s attributes and seasonal variations. Each hotel’s future targets are dynamically adjusted based on progress, ensuring the consistency of the group’s end goal.

Teams are empowered with practical advice, fostering ownership, healthy competition, and creativity to meet monthly targets. With PMI Planning, GoGreen harmonises resource management, CO2 reduction, and financial performance, simplifying the maze of choices to a straightforward, profitable journey.

Find out more about Sim Institute

Developed in collaboration with Sim Institute

The Net Positive Hospitality Simulation has been developed in collaboration with Sim Institute, experts in producing simulation games to support learning and decision-making in Sustainability, Business and Economics.

Founded by Dr. Tim Rogmans, Sim Institute simulations are used by hundreds of organisations and over 50,000 learners each year.