Plans to set up new social sustainability member group

2nd April 2024


During the course of 2023, IEMA carried out an extensive survey among members to gauge views on the strategic future of the organisation and to hear how we can continue to support people at all levels of membership with their biggest professional challenges.

It came out loud and clear that members would appreciate more guidance on social sustainability. To respond to this demand, we’re in the process of setting up a dedicated member steering group that can cover topics as diverse as human rights; equality, diversity and inclusion; community impacts; employee wellbeing; and ethical practices.

An overarching theme will be the just transition. As with all the work that the policy team undertakes, we will be addressing skills shortages and looking to help close gaps in training and competencies.

The social sustainability group will be supported by a wider network of members. Once established, we will be calling on our members with an interest in the area to join the network and to support the steering group in developing a work programme.

The steering group will shoulder the core responsibility for putting together and delivering the work programme but will be looking to the wider network for suggestions and support.

Further details on joining the network will be circulated in due course, but in the interim if you have ideas or questions for this group, please drop us a line at [email protected]

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