About SABA

The Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA) is accelerating the path to net-zero aviation by driving investment in, and adoption of, high-integrity sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and supporting companies, airlines and freight customers in achieving their climate goals.

 

Our Mission:

SABA’s mission is to accelerate the path to net-zero aviation by driving investment in high-integrity sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), catalyzing new SAF production, technological innovation, and supporting member engagement in policy-making efforts.

Key aspects of SABA’s work:

  • Investment Opportunity: SABA will establish a rigorous, transparent SAF certificate system enabling air transport customers – not only aircraft operators – to invest in high quality SAF to meet their ambitious climate goals.
  • Education and Policy Support: SABA helps members navigate the technical aspects of SAF and the SAF market, aviation emissions accounting, and the SAF regulatory and SAF policy-making landscape.
  • Technology Innovation: SABA assesses emerging SAF technologies and works with like-minded organizations to help address barriers to scale and cost reduction.

Who is SABA?

Founding Companies

SABA’s founding companies include Bank of America, Boeing, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey & Company, Meta, Microsoft, Netflix and Salesforce. Founding companies work in collaboration with EDF and RMI to develop a rigorous, transparent system that expands opportunities to invest in high-integrity SAF to all businesses and organizations interested in reducing the climate impacts of flying.

Founding Airlines

SABA’s Founding Aviators group includes Alaska Airlines, Amazon Air, JetBlue and United Airlines. SABA Aviators work with SABA to send a strong market signal in support of SAF.

Founding Partners

With expert support from

SABA is managed by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and RMI, with expert support from ENGIE Impact.

SABA Leadership:

Kelley Kizzier

Vice President,
Global Climate
Environmental Defense Fund



Kelley Kizzier is Vice President for Global Climate at Environmental Defense Fund, where she leads EDF’s work to promote ambitious and effective global climate action in multilateral forums including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the International Maritime Organization.

Bryan Fisher

Managing Director,
Climate-Aligned Industries
RMI

Bryan Fisher leads RMI’s efforts
to decarbonize the industrial
sectors, which collectively
represent 30 percent of global
greenhouse gas emissions. Key
focus industries include, but are
not limited to: steel, aluminum,
cement, chemicals, shipping,
trucking, and aviation. In this
role Bryan also directs RMIs
collaboration as part of the
Mission Possible Partnership.

Kim Carnahan

Senior Director,
Net Zero Fuels
ENGIE Impact
(SABA Secretariat)

Kim Carnahan leads the firm’s advisory work on alternative fuels, including green hydrogen and alternative aviation and maritime fuels. Previously serving over a decade at the State Department, she managed the teams that negotiated the Paris Agreement and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Agreement for International Aviation (CORSIA).