Connect: Social and community news from IEMA (Sept)
Social and community news from IEMA.
Take a walk on the Rewilding side!
18 September 2018
Businesses in the North East will welcome leading naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham to the ‘Rewilding the Future’ conference, which is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Gateshead this month. Delegates will hear about the latest thinking in rewilding and nature conservation, the principle of reinstating natural processes and missing species, and ways businesses can support this important work while identifying opportunities.
Around 100 representatives from the business world are expected to attend, and the event is sponsored by Resilient Business Systems, with support from local and national organisations – including WWT Washington, IEMA, Stephenson Mohl and JDM Earth, with more to be confirmed.
For further details and to register go to: bit.ly/2O4I8ld
RWM Exhibition returns to Birmingham’s NEC
12-13 September 2018
The Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition is making an exciting comeback to Birmingham’s NEC for its biggest show to date, co-located with four other industry leading events: Future Resource Expo, Contamination Expo, Flood Expo and M&CCE Expo.
During two action-packed days, the NEC will play host to more than 350 inspiring seminars from industry leaders, 500 innovative products and suppliers that are currently revolutionising recycling and waste management and 20,000 environmental professionals from across the globe.
For further details and to register go to: www.rwmexhibition.com
New IEMA Sustainability in Practice Guide
27 September 2018
IEMA’s latest Sustainability in Practice Guide is on ‘Managing compliance with environmental and human rights law in organisations’.
Laws and regulations provide a cornerstone for protecting the environment and society from harm. Organisations have a legal and moral duty to comply with these laws and regulations, but given the complexity of legal requirements regarding environmental and human rights protection, this is a significant challenge for them.
To rise to this challenge, IEMA will officially launch the second edition of its practitioner guide on Managing Compliance with Environmental & Human Rights Laws in Organisations in collaboration with Colleen Theron, Fellow Member of IEMA.
For further details and to register go to: bit.ly/2nkWL8A
What Does Professional Ethics Mean in Sustainability?
Sep 27, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
In a world where breaches of professional ethics keep hitting the headlines, we’re asking has this changed what people expect of professionals? IEMA’s month of focus on professional conduct and ethics at work continues in this webinar, so join us for an expert look at the issue. We’ll examine why ethical business practices are so important, particularly for environment and sustainability professionals, and how the practices and codes that underpin the concept can be a real enabler on the journey to sustainability.
Environmental Innovation Event
IEMA Wales, as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation, held a highly engaging and punchy event based on novel environmental solutions that have been developed or delivered in Wales. The event included six presentations, delivered in a PechaKuha format (20 pictures x 20 seconds), on a variety of topics, including alternative fuels, geotechnical solutions, Wales’ first plastic-free shop, treating mine water, biomethanation and the visual impact of electricity infrastructure. Delegates reported it was an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas. One attendee called it a “great event with excellent presenters, talking about a wider range of innovative projects“.
The Wales region wants to run another event before the end of the year, so if you have an interesting product or service, please make contact.
Save the Date: The Future of ESIA – Enabling Access to Young Professionals
This event will include sessions lead by guest speakers from both the consultancy and lender sides of the industry. It will provide a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge.
If you’re an experienced professional and believe you can offer insight or are willing to give a presentation on international ESIAs, please contact GESAYoungProfessionals@gmail.com
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A group of 12 leading investment consultancy firms, which advise organisations managing around $10trn (£7.3trn) in assets, have launched a new initiative to help deliver net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
The UK government has been “too city-focused” in its climate action and must provide more funding and support to reduce emissions in rural areas, the County Councils Network (CCN) has said.
In 2020, amid the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw numerous cross-sector collaborations involving tech companies, aiming to create smart solutions that would amplify positive environmental and social impacts across sectors and organisations – for example in online healthcare or mRNA vaccine platform technology. This led the public health crisis to be referred to as “the digital accelerant of the decade” by US cloud communications platform Twilio.
The UK's largest defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have received a letter from the Make My Money Matter campaign urging them to set net-zero emission targets ahead of the COP26 climate summit later this year.
New jobs that help drive the UK towards net-zero emissions are set to offer salaries that are almost one-third higher than those in carbon-intensive industries, research suggests.