Quote unquote - November 2018
Feedback from our members on TRANFORM's November issue.
Lots of my colleagues ask me how I became a member of IEMA and, more often, what is the level they should be initially aiming for. Well, fortunately, there is a video for that! Practitioner level is a great stepping stone and gives access to external mentors, on-line material, webinars, and a world-wide network of sustainability professionals.
Neil Goudie CEnv MIEMA
Absolutely delighted to become a Full Member of IEMA and achieve Chartered Environmentalist #charteredenvironmentalist status. It’s been a lot of work, but with the support and guidance of the Institute and some wonderful people I made it.
Jason Light MIEMA CEnv
Delighted to have had the opportunity to present our proposals for an ambitious new Environment Act to the PMs environment advisor at Downing Street this morning. Crucial that we set a positive vision for future prosperity!
Great discussions at @iemanet Sustainable Construction Conference, Birmingham: harnessing clear values out of “green noise” becoming part of the integral construction process as env professionals rather than a side conversation.
Great news! Just days ahead of Association Excellence Awards where @IEMA_Transform is up for Best Assoc. Magazine, we’ve just found out your mag is up for Best Membership at @the_cma Awards!
Brilliant news that @iemanet our magazine @IEMA_TRANSFORM is up for yet another Award. It has been shortlisted for Best Membership at the @the_cma at the International Content Management Awards in November. Well done.
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.
The UK government's investment plans for green jobs lag far behind those of most G7 countries, potentially undermining its net-zero emissions target, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned.