IEMA Skills Conference 2015
Delivering Sustainability - Culture and Capability
To realise the opportunities of the transition to a sustainable economy, all organisations will need to bridge the sustainability skills gap. This conference will demonstrate the latest in practical approaches to up-skilling individuals, organisations and value-chains to meet the sustainability challenge.
The conference is all about what can be achieved in delivering transformational sustainability performance through capable people and the right culture. Delivering a sustainable business is a journey that involves people within, and beyond, the organisation; by sharing the experiences of leaders in the field we aim to inspire others and manifest real change across the economy.
- Culture – Embedding a transformational vision across business systems and practices to drive your journey to sustainability
- Capability – Equipping your organisation with the skills to succeed in a sustainable economy.
Delivering Sustainability Conference: 5 excellent reasons to attend
1. Leading-edge speakers, including Mike Barry leader of Marks & Spencer’s ‘Plan A’
2. Game-changing organisational strategy for the sustainable business: practical approaches to up-skilling your workforce
3. Networking & collaboration: invaluable opportunities to share knowledge and refine strategy
4. Network Rail to PwC: workshop and plenary programme led by the industry’s best
5. Capable people and the right culture: embedding a shift in your organisation’s thinking
The conference will provide the next major activity in our Skills for a Sustainable Economy campaign. The campaign’s aim is to highlight the critical need for environment & sustainability skills in businesses worldwide and catalyse action to address this skills deficit. The aim of the conference is to take the next step in our skills campaign - demonstrating:
· How organisations are taking action to upskill their business and value-chains to meet the sustainability challenge; and
· Why addressing the sustainability skills gap is a multi-profession, cross-sector agenda, with IEMA sitting at the centre of a growing base of activity.
Keynotes: Delivering Sustainability
- Mike Barry: Director of Sustainable Business Marks and Spencer, Leader of the Plan A journey and Guardian Sustainable Business Innovator of the Year 2011
- Jane Davidson: Director of award-winning sustainability institute #INSPIRE in University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
- Tony Juniper: Campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor, environmentalist, former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, England, Wales and Northern Ireland and current President of the Society for the Environment.
Carbon Offsetting Pledge
IEMA is proud to take part in Carbon Footprint’s UK Tree Planting programme, where trees are planted in schools around the country in an initiative aimed at CO2 offsetting. IEMA has joined the scheme and pledged to plant a tree, for every ten delegates that attend this conference, that not only helps to offset carbon emissions, but is also helping to provide wildlife habitat for many hundreds of years to come.
In addition, for every tree that is pledged, a tonne of carbon will also be saved in the Brazilian Amazon via the organisation’s VCS avoided deforestation programme. In this way, we are helping to offset carbon and to plant and protect forests and biodiversity in 2 continents.
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London, 11 Cavendish Square,
Date & Time
14th July; 09:15-17:00