IEMA and Deloitte partnered in 2022 to deliver an important piece of work that has become the foundation of our activities on green skills. Lisa Pool reports
Blueprint for a Green Workforce Transformation, launched on 28 April 2022, provides practical steps, case studies and a toolkit for leaders, to inform their workforce transformation so they can thrive and survive in a future green economy. We look at its impact one year on.
Supporting green skills and jobs has always been a key theme within IEMA – we have provided evidence to parliamentary inquiries on this topic and our deputy CEO, Martin Baxter, was appointed onto the government’s Green Jobs Delivery Group. We also know from feedback that, as members, you often spend your time trying to influence decision-makers to act on embedding the right people and skills to do the job. This report provides a launch pad for many members and partners to begin (or reignite) these conversations, while the toolkit enables the assessment of green skills gaps with practical, actionable solutions.
Paving the way
The IEMA Corporate Partnerships Team has witnessed this report kickstarting green skills journeys in several organisations and has supported large employers with thousands of employees in the public and private sector to run green skills assessment workshops. These workshops are forming the basis of green skills transformation strategies, which are crucial to the success of the future workforce.
Following this report, another large IEMA partner saw an opportunity to develop its senior executives by running the IEMA certified course, Leading with Environmental Sustainability. The new shared understanding and enthusiasm among the leadership team has led to a 100% increase in people employed specifically in green jobs.
With over 16,000 views of the All Jobs Greener landing page and more than 600 downloads of the report, we are sure that the examples above are not isolated. All these small ripples throughout individual organisations will start to make waves across industry. We’re excited to see how this agenda develops and we would love to hear about how you have used our report – just email [email protected] to get in touch.
Lisa Pool is IEMA’s head of marketing