November connect: Social and community news from IEMA

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The IEMA community's news for November.

Salford to host IEMA Futures Sustainability Conference

The IEMA Futures network is set to visit the University of Salford for a series of talks and interactive workshops

With movements such as Extinction Rebellion and the school climate strikes taking place around the globe, it is clear that the future of our planet is no longer just an issue for sustainability professionals.

IEMA Futures is a network of young professionals who are passionate about inspiring the future voices of sustainability and champions of the environment. Being a part of the network brings a wealth of benefits, offering chances to network with peers and providing opportunities for learning and development.

Join us at the University of Salford where, through a series of talks from renowned professionals and interactive workshops designed to promote wider thinking, you will learn more about sustainability, what role you can play in furthering it, and how you can help to foster a sustainable future.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Pauline Giroux, senior corporate responsibility manager, Yorkshire Building Society
  • Andrew Clark, lecturer in environmental management, University of Salford
  • Andrew McMullen, environmental impact director, LEGO Group
  • Nicola Stopps, CEO, Simply Sustainable
  • Grace Corn, project manager, SOS-UK

More speakers to be announced shortly.

14 November 2019

09:30 – 16:30

Who is this event for?

Anyone who is passionate about the environment and the future of the planet. Current students, graduates and young professionals are all welcome.

To register, go to

Quote Unquote

Totally thrilled to be quoted in @IEMA_Transform in relation to @uncclearn – a shout out to @merylbatchelder @OASES_NorthEast too. We will get there!!!


Thank you to everyone who attended the event that we did with @iemanettoday and made it a success! There were lots of interesting debate and perspectives from a broad range of industry experts.#transport #sustainability #autonomousvehicles @PeterBrettLLP

Great session today with @KingstonUni students studying a BSc in #Environmental Science. As an IEMA approved university course, students are awarded IEMA membership to help and support them throughout their study and into their future careers.


Happy to get my @iemanet student membership! #UniversityofLeeds Msc. #Sustainability and Consultancy! @Camilalimberg

What a lovely surprise! I'm thrilled to be invited to become a Fellow of IEMA. My mission is to make environmental management THE business norm.Fabulous to be recognised by my peers & the committee. Thank you so much! @Eshcon

Really proud to see our IEMA members in Oman at the leading edge of making a real difference to reducing carbon emissions in the Middle East.Congratulations Dr Harshit Agrawal FIEMA CEnv on the article in this month's hashtag #IEMATRANSFORM publication.

Harry Sealy

Dates for your diary

5 November

Hull: Climate Emergency – What Does It Mean To You?

Presenting a radical call for transformative change in the way we do 'business as usual', we look at the challenges and opportunities for change towards sustainability in the political and business world, bringing together speakers with differing perspectives to inspire debate and discussion.

For more information and to book:

6 November

Birmingham: Drinks Networking Social

This is a new network group bringing together environment and sustainability professionals in the local area. We'll be hosting this event at Rudy's Pizza. Both members and non-members are welcome.

Discounted For more information and to book:

7 November

South East: Networking Social

The group acts as a focal point for environmental policy, legislation and regulation, networking opportunities and professional development for members in the region.This event also features a limited number of 1:1 CV review sessions with Sunny Pawar, steering group chair.

For more information and to book:

7 November

Bangor: Biodiversity and Business

Our first IEMA North Wales event features some great speakers, presenting on topics of biodiversity in construction and sustainable energy from tidal power. Ideal for those within environmental management, studying an environmental degree, MBA students, environmental businesses and engineers interested in sustainable energy.

For more information and to book:

IEMA members: get connected

If you would like to promote your events, please get in contact with [email protected]. We would particularly like to hear from our international members about their activities.

Awards Reaction

“We are not a massive company, so being recognised for our work is superb,“ said managing director @ErikaWilson79. “We are now celebrating our 1000th sale, it's just incredible – and obviously reducing carbon for everybody.“


We are pleased to announce that our Operations Coordinator, Laura received a highly commended award in the @iemanet Future Sustainability Leader category last week!


Coverage thanks to @NWEMlive & @newsandstar @jamescropper

On Friday last week we attended the @iemanet #IEMAawards2019. Our @ImogenClareC had been shortlisted for the #SustainabilityLeader award. It wasn't a win for us this time, but we had an amazing afternoon celebrating the great work happening to help beat #climatecrisis


“We are particularly proud to have won this award and be applauded by the experts in sustainability.“ @WHEBsustainable wins award for #sustainablefinance from @iemanet. Now safely on our mantle piece... @mattywin85 @penny_walker_sd @IEMA_Transform @WHEBsustainable

Congratulations! David Hoare, Associate Director, @wsp has demonstrated the highest level of passion or #sustainable development by way of his significant voluntary contributions through both his professional achievements and IEMA membership #IEMAwinner #IEMAawards19 @iemanet

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