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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

Four in five shoppers willing to pay ‘sustainability premium’

Despite cost-of-living concerns, four-fifths of shoppers are willing to pay more for sustainably produced or sourced goods, a global survey has found.

16th May 2024

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One in five UK food businesses are not prepared for EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) coming into force in December, a new survey has uncovered.

16th May 2024

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Each person in the UK throws a shocking 35 items of unwanted clothes and textiles into general waste every year on average, according to a new report from WRAP.

2nd May 2024

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The largest-ever research initiative of its kind has been launched this week to establish a benchmark for the private sector’s contribution to the UK’s 2050 net-zero target.

2nd May 2024

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Weather-related damage to homes and businesses saw insurance claims hit a record high in the UK last year following a succession of storms.

18th April 2024

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The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has issued a statement clarifying that no changes have been made to its stance on offsetting scope 3 emissions following a backlash.

16th April 2024

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One of the world’s most influential management thinkers, Andrew Winston sees many reasons for hope as pessimism looms large in sustainability. Huw Morris reports

4th April 2024

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Vanessa Champion reveals how biophilic design can help you meet your environmental, social and governance goals

4th April 2024

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