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28th August 2020

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Joseph Attwood

The IEMA community's news for September.

The reading room

What books have informed your thinking, broadened your horizon, and influenced your actions?

In our first reading room offering, we asked business author and entrepreneur John Elkington which three books he believes every sustainability professional should read

Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change

Ronald Mourad Cohen

Throughout the world, capitalism and democracy are being challenged with great force.

The world must change, but not by throwing money at old ideas that no longer work.

We need a new path to a new world where inequality is shrinking, where natural resources are regenerated, and people can benefit from shared prosperity.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Rebecca Henderson

Or how business can save the world. Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of prosperitythe world has ever seen. However, this success has been costly. Capitalism is on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilising society as wealth rushes to the top. The time for action is running short.

The Value of Everything

Mariana Mazzucato

In modern capitalism, value extraction is rewarded more highly than value creation: the productive process that drives a healthy economy and society. If we are to reform capitalism – transform an increasingly sick system rather than continue feeding it – we must rethink where wealth comes from. Which activities create it, which extract it, which destroy it?

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Congratulations to all shortlisted for the #memcom20 #Membership Event of the Year (400+ attendees) @ALARMrisk @rcgp @iemanet @RCPLondon @rcpsych & Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners - winners announced 17 Sep.


Really good to see so many people joining the @SocEnv_HQ and @iemanet #iamCEnv campaign. Proud to have been in the first cohort to be registered back in 2004......Registrant No. 2!! @mbaxteriema

Thank you @volansjohn for sharing your #GreenSwans insights from responsibility to resilience to regeneration and how we must #buildbackexponentiallybetter post-COVID @iemanet


Thrilled to work with actuaries from @actuarynews and sustainability professionals from @iemanet on this guide. Many thanks to all of them


We have partnered with @iemanet on a new guide around requirements from the task force on #climate related financial disclosures (#TCFD) to help professionals embed #sustainability at the core of the #economic system to #BuildBackBetter.


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