Vice President Sustainability & ESG
MSC Cruises S.A.
As VP Sustainability & ESG, Linden aims to ensure that MSC Cruises grows in a sustainable way. In this role, Linden works in collaboration with numerous internal and external partners. She established the sustainability governance structure, including the Executive Chairman-led Sustainable Advisory Board, responsible for approving actions to meet the sustainability goals of the business and ensuring sustainability is embedded across the entire organisation.
She manages the publication of the annual MSC Cruises’ Sustainability Report and is involved in driving the decarbonisation strategy, as well as tracking and reporting sustainability actions and goals across the business.
Linden has a solid background in environmental protection and sustainability, with experience both as a consultant and in the corporate environment. She joined Cathay Pacific as the Manager Environmental Affairs in 2003 and in 2009 took up a position at Etihad Airways, initially as Head of Environment and then as Head of Sustainability for the Etihad Aviation Group.
Linden led several successful aviation projects including facilitating the longest flight using alternative fuels into the Middle East in 2014 and enabling a flight powered using sustainable biomass grown and refined into jet fuel in the UAE, a first for the region.