IEMA members link in to current debates
IEMA's group on the LinkedIn networking site now has more than 4,000 members.
Many members use the site to ask and answer questions that help them in their day-to-day jobs, while some discuss policy and professional issues. Others simply monitor the discussions to keep up to date on current issues of interest.
The number of members and discussions grows almost daily and there are currently several interesting and dynamic topics being debated. These include:
- I am looking for some help and some inspiration. I need examples of names people have used for “office champions”.
- Are we good physicians of our environment? What are your thoughts?
- New method to determine the carbon footprint of products, processes or services based on life-cycle analysis.
- I have finally submitted my application for MIEMA. Does anyone now have any tips for the interview?
- Using a cloud-based approach for implementing an effective environmental management system.
There are also discussions on policy issues. Some members ask more than they answer and vice versa, but a common theme of the group is the sharing of knowledge.
Employment opportunities are also regularly posted by group members.
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