Business & Industry
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
Most companies failing to track impact on biodiversity
Seven out of 10 companies that disclosed their environmental impact to CDP last year did not monitor their impact on biodiversity, and are unprepared for incoming regulations.
Jeremy Hunt unveiled a raft of environmental commitments during his first budget this afternoon, including huge boosts for nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
One of IEMA’s corporate partners, Qualis Flow, has been nominated for The Earthshot Prize 2023, putting it in contention for one of five £1m prizes.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must do more to tackle investment funds that have misled customers with exaggerated sustainability claims, and not punish victims, a cross-party group of MPs has said.
Most UK businesses strongly support environmental regulation, with just one-fifth believing that the current rules are excessive, a new survey has found.
A huge amount of agricultural land or renewable electricity would be required to produce the sustainable fuel needed to deliver net-zero emissions for the UK’s aviation sector.
A new framework developed by IEMA to help businesses act on biodiversity loss and contribute towards nature restoration has officially launched today.
The UK government has still not spent one-third of the funding pledged to make buildings energy efficient and decarbonise heat, new analysis has revealed.