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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

IEMA and IFoA publish guide to climate-related financial disclosures

IEMA and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) have today published up-to-date guidance to help companies and individuals understand climate-related financial information.

22nd February 2024

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Global corporations such as Amazon and Google purchased a record 46 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind energy last year, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF).

13th February 2024

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All major housing developments in England will be required by law to deliver at least a 10% increase in biodiversity under new rules that came into force today.

12th February 2024

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The number of UK environmental charities reporting on the racial diversity of their workforce grew by more than half last year, according to figures released yesterday.

6th February 2024

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This year’s climate conference served up mention of food systems for the first time. David Burrows explores the significance of this

1st February 2024

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The crisis engulfing nature poses a massive risk to the global economy. Huw Morris reports on how the finance sector is adopting new measures for disclosing business activities and channelling investment

1st February 2024

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Fossil fuel companies may soon be forced to pay out billions for their role in the climate crisis. Trial lawyer Jeffrey B Simon tells Chris Seekings about his groundbreaking lawsuit in the US

1st February 2024

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Decarbonising the global economy will require a financing shift of historic proportions. Vivienne Russell assesses the scale of the challenge, the barriers and the opportunities

1st February 2024

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