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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.

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A dirty business

The argument that a new coal mine is needed to support UK steel production doesn’t hold water, says Quintin Rayer

28th May 2021

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From field to fork, food is wasted on a global scale. Huw Morris looks at a landmark UNEP probe into the issue

28th May 2021

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Businesses from across the UK’s economy have come together to launch a new forum aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity throughout the private sector.

28th May 2021

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Around two-thirds of UK pension holders want their retirement savings to tackle to climate change, but a similar proportion have no idea where their money is invested, a YouGov poll has found.

13th May 2021

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The Co-op has unveiled a 10-point plan to help it become the world's first supermarket to sell fully carbon neutral own-brand food and drink by 2025.

11th May 2021

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In the second part of their report on Indian mica mines and processing units, Pranav Sinha and Nidhi Gupta explore the industry’s endemic labour rights violations.

7th May 2021

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Nearly half of workers would accept a lower salary to work for an organisation that is socially and environmentally responsible, a survey of over 14,000 consumers in nine countries has uncovered.

22nd April 2021

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