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The infrastructure that underpins modern economic societal needs for water, light, food, transport, housing, energy, sewerage, flood defence etc are designed, developed, maintained and operated by a network of businesses and industries. However, the consequences of urbanisation and industrialisation have had far reaching consequences for critical earth systems and ecosystems and have resulted in a climatic and ecological crisis, along with significant social and environmental harm. Nearly all of IEMA’s activity (e.g. across environmental and social management systems, sustainable development, sustainable finance, impact assessment, climate change, biodiversity net gain, corporate social responsibility and circular economy) is pertinent to transforming businesses and industry to sustainability.

Business & Industry articles

A social conscience

With a Taskforce on Inequality and Social-related Financial Disclosures in the pipeline, Beth Knight talks to Chris Seekings about increased recognition of social sustainability

6th June 2024

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While biodiversity net gain is now making inroads, marine net gain is still in its infancy. Ed Walker explores the balance between enabling development and safeguarding our marine environment

6th June 2024

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David Symons, FIEMA, director of sustainability at WSP, and IEMA’s Lesley Wilson, tell Chris Seekings why a growing number of organisations are turning to nature-based solutions to meet their climate goals

6th June 2024

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Sarah Spencer on the clear case for stronger partnerships between farmers and renewable energy developers

6th June 2024

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Groundbreaking legislation on air and noise pollution and measures to tackle growing concerns over disposable vapes provide the focus for Neil Howe’s environmental legislation update

6th June 2024

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A system-level review is needed to deliver a large-scale programme of retrofit for existing buildings. Failure to do so will risk missing net-zero targets, argues Amanda Williams

31st May 2024

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Chris Seekings reports from a webinar helping sustainability professionals to use standards effectively

31st May 2024

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