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1st June 2018


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The Future of ESIA – Enabling Access to Young Professionals

How do you get experience in a field that requires a wealth of experience? This is an issue for young environmental and social consultants looking to work on environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) on a global stage.

IEMA’s Global Environmental and Social Assessment Group (GESA) established a Young Professionals Working Group to look into solutions to improve access for junior consultants to build the experience and skills necessary to deliver competent environmental and social assessments. The first event – ‘The Future Of ESIA – Enabling Access To Young Professionals’ – will be held in London on 22 September and will include insights from guest speakers on both the consultancy and lender sides of industry and an open panel discussion aimed at addressing limitations for young professionals accessing international experience and the potential options available to resolve this experience gap.

If you are in interested in attending, sign up to IEMA’s GESA Young Professionals Working Group on LinkedIn to find out more and book your place for the event.

If you’re an experienced professional and believe you can offer insight or are willing to give a presentation on international ESIAs, please contact us at [email protected]

Webinar 5 June

Beat Plastic Pollution, If You Can’t Re-use It, Refuse It

A call to action for us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. This day gives us an opportunity to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health. Join us and make your own pledge to support sustainability.

To book: bit.ly/WED5June

Webinar 21 June

SDG Success: Translating Sustainable Development Goals into Business Opportunities

How do we make sustainable development goals (SDGs) central to our business? That is the question every business should be asking. Join Louise Scott, PwC UK director in global sustainability, who will provide the business case for engaging your organisation in mapping its commitments to sustainability against the SDGs. She will offer practical examples of organisations successfully engaging with this framework, as well as the tools available.

To book: bit.ly/2rtq2Ad

Member News

BRE announces new director of BREEAM

Ethical and sustainable construction champion Dr Shamir Ghumra FIEMA CEnv is to take on a new role at the helm of BREEAM.

Formerly director of sustainable products, Ghumra has a strong background in ethical construction, leading on the development of their global Ethical Labour Standard BES 6002 as a way for organisations to evaluate and eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains.

Ghumra said: “I am very pleased to take on this role. I look forward to meeting and working with our many partners, assessors and international clients as we collectively use BREEAM to build a better world together, benefiting people, businesses and our planet.”

IEMA Fellow nominated at British Ex-Forces in Business Awards

Andrew Whitehorn FIEMA of Workplace Solutions was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement award at the high-profile British Ex-Forces in Business Awards event at the inaugural ceremony held on 17 May in London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.

The event is the largest-ever celebration of the ex-forces in business community, bringing together top business leaders, companies, military personnel, politicians, journalists and other stakeholders to raise awareness of resettlement issues, encourage the development of ex-forces employment schemes and promote the significant value that military-gained skills can provide to the UK economy if better utilised across the workforce.

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