IEMA Connect 2023

Environment & Sustainability Professionals' Conference

Wednesday 20th September - 
Thursday 21st September 2023

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Agenda for Environment & Sustainability Professionals' Conference

Keynote

9:00 - 9:45

From talk to action: empowering sustainability in a changing world

Dr. Rosa Vásquez Espinoza is a chemical biologist, conservationist, National Geographic Explorer, and award-winning artist. Of Peruvian-Andean and Amazonian descent, Rosa grew up learning about traditional medicine from her grandmother in their backyard’s "natural pharmacy". Inspired to dive deeper, she went onto discovering new antibiotics and green chemistry tools during her PhD. Today, Rosa travels to the most extreme environments in the planet from the Amazon Rainforest to Yellowstone’s acidic, boiling waters searching for the tiniest creatures, from microbes to stingless bees, to create big changes in the world.In our opening keynote session, Rosa will talk about her experiences and how we empower sustainability across all communities in a changing world.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Innovation and inspiration

Portrait photograph of Sarah Mukherjee MBE
Sarah Mukherjee MBE

CEO of IEMA

Portrait photograph of Dr. Rosa Vásquez Espinoza
Dr. Rosa Vásquez Espinoza

National Geographic Explorer, Founder and Executive Director of Amazon Research Int


Workshop

10:00 - 10:45

Sustainable finance – policy and practice summary and look ahead to 2024

Join this session to learn about the work of IEMA’s Sustainable Finance Network and key sustainable finance policy and practice priorities for 2024. Recommended for members working in sustainable finance.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Regulation and legislation

Portrait photograph of Rufus Howard
Rufus Howard

Policy and Engagement Lead at IEMA

Portrait photograph of David Luck
David Luck

Investment Banker with a specialism in sustainability


Workshop

10:00 - 10:45

An introduction to Nature Markets

Nature Markets is all about getting finance into nature conservation, restoration, and gain. In this webinar we’ll be taking an overview of nature markets – what are they, how they work, what are the opportunities and the surrounding UK policy and legislation.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Professor David Hill CBE
Professor David Hill CBE

Owner and Founder, The Environment Bank

Portrait photograph of Dr Samuel Sinclair
Dr Samuel Sinclair

Director, Biodiversify


Workshop

10:00 - 10:45

From strategy to delivery - building the capability to embed sustainability

Transforming your workforce to have the capability, capacity and knowledge to support your Environmental, Sustainability and ESG strategies.

Audience

Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Green skills and workforce development

Portrait photograph of David W. Smith
David W. Smith

Environmental Specialist, Sellafield Ltd

Portrait photograph of David Dowson
David Dowson

Environmental Consulting Lead, Mitie Plan Zero

Portrait photograph of Mattie Yeta
Mattie Yeta

Chief Sustainability Officer, CGI IT UK Ltd


Workshop

10:00 - 10:45

Upgrade to become a Full member

This very popular session is invaluable for anyone thinking of upgrading to our Full member level. We will look at the defining characteristics of a Full member, your concerns about evidencing some of the Full member competencies, and any questions you may have about the application process, particularly the written paper and interview.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

IEMA membership

Portrait photograph of Carol Brass
Carol Brass

Full Member Assessor at IEMA


Workshop

11:00 - 11:45

From mindset to impact: harnessing organisational culture for ESG change

A discussion on strategies to drive sustainable change by leveraging the power of organizational culture. Gain insights on ESG initiatives and learn how to cultivate a mindset that creates a positive impact.

Audience

Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Governance, leadership and organisational culture

Portrait photograph of Simon Kelly
Simon Kelly

Co-founder, Stickerbook

Portrait photograph of Chris Esbester
Chris Esbester

Head of Environmental Sustainability, BAE Systems

Portrait photograph of Leigh Broadhurst
Leigh Broadhurst

Environment and Sustainable Development Lead, SUEZ

Portrait photograph of Georgie B Paling
Georgie B Paling

ESG Portfolio Strategist, CBRE


Workshop

11:00 - 11:45

Developing your skills across all walks of life

This session looks at skills that you learn outside of your regular workplace, such as through extra-curricular activities, part-time jobs, volunteering, sports clubs etc., and how these can support your job search or application. Examples of such skills include communication with customers, dealing with money, organising a football team. The session will look at real-life examples and hear about how the skills were transferred to the workplace.

Audience

Associate and practitioner members
Early-mid career/career changers

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

Transferable skills and training

Portrait photograph of Josh Huggins
Josh Huggins

Founder, GS2

Portrait photograph of Pranjal Mathur
Pranjal Mathur

Climate risk & ESG analyst, KPMG UK


Workshop

11:00 - 11:45

Implementing circular economy within asset management

Ian Tarplee & Carl Waring will provide a brief introduction to circular economic systems thinking. They will then build on this to illustrate the rapid evolution of circular economic thinking towards a future competitive horizon based upon regenerative products, where “value” is measured on societal, environmental and economic outcomes. They will illustrate how asset management can enable a circular economy and provide an overview of how this can be applied to support circularity across an industrial cluster.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Ian Tarplee
Ian Tarplee

Group Leader - Environment, Sustainability, Climate Advisory, Frazer-Nash

Portrait photograph of Carl Waring
Carl Waring

Principal Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consulting


Networking

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch networking

Your chance to network online with peers and enthusiasts from around the work. Grab your lunch or a coffee, depending on where in the world you are, and join this session. You will have an opportunity to join different breakout rooms to meet with different networks or discuss different topics.


Keynote

13:00 - 14:00

From incentives to action: how do we enable the entire workforce to make sustainable decisions?

Everyone in the workforce will need to take small actions if we are to transform industry. Organisations set up various sustainability challenges or schemes with varying success. To change hearts and minds, and ensure sustainable decisions become habit, incentives and communication will need to be creative, engaging and in line with our values.

In this session we will explore:

  1. The key people-related drivers that enable a workforce to make sustainable decisions
  2. How these drivers can be changed or improved to encourage participation in sustainability initiatives. Taking us from an incentives-based organisation (do this action and we’ll give you X) to an organisation where people want to act because they are empowered, educated and enabled.
  3. The role sustainability professionals can play in supporting this organisational development

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Portrait photograph of Sarah Mukherjee MBE
Sarah Mukherjee MBE

CEO of IEMA

Portrait photograph of Enrique Lindeberg
Enrique Lindeberg

Organization Strategy & Sustainability, Senior Consultant, Korn Ferry

Portrait photograph of Sukhbir Sandhu
Sukhbir Sandhu

Director, Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia

Portrait photograph of Laila Takeh
Laila Takeh

Sustainability & Climate Director, Deloitte


Networking

14:00 - 14:45

Womens empowerment workshop

IEMA's 2022 State of the profession survey evidenced that 40% of women reported a lack of self-confidence as a barrier, compared to 19% of men − this was true even accounting for age. We therefore want to run a womens empowerment workshop to suppport our female IEMA members.

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Portrait photograph of Traci Lewis
Traci Lewis

Green Career Coach & Consultant, Catalyse Change CIC

Portrait photograph of Leanne Linacre
Leanne Linacre

Co-founder and CEO, Lead5050


Workshop

14:00 - 14:45

Sustainable urban planning and transportation solutions

This case study will explore sustainable urban planning and transportation solutions.

Throughout this session we will:

Find out about some of the urban design solutions Gillespies has implemented to support sustainable communities and appropriate transport solutions, tailored for different localities.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Innovation and inspiration

Portrait photograph of Sheena Bell
Sheena Bell

Associate Partner, Gillespies


Workshop

14:00 - 14:45

Carbon accounting: updates and insights

Hear from IEMA’s experts in carbon accounting on the growing importance of carbon accounting, including changes to the guidance and use of frameworks.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Regulation and legislation

Portrait photograph of Richard Lupo
Richard Lupo

Managing Director, SHIFT Environment


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

Transforming governance for sustainable supply chains

This case study will explore the impact of governance on sustainable supply chains.

During this session we will:

  1. Discuss the necessary green skills and capabilities required to support sustainable supply chains. Explore the training and development programs that have been implemented to build these skills, including capacity-building initiatives for suppliers and employees.
  2. Examine the role of governance, leadership, and organisational culture in driving sustainability within supply chains. Present a case study of a company or industry sector that has implemented transformative governance practices, such as supplier codes of conduct, responsible sourcing policies, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  3. Highlight the sustainable business models that have emerged as a result of the transformed governance practices, such as circular supply chains, fair trade initiatives, and ethical sourcing models. Discuss the benefits and challenges associated with these models and their potential for scalability and replication.

Audience

Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Governance, leadership and organisational culture

Portrait photograph of Heidi Barnard
Heidi Barnard

Head of Sustainability, NHS Supply Chain


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

Impact assessment – policy and practice summary and look ahead to 2024

Join this session to learn about the work of IEMA’s Impact Assessment Network and key impact assessment policy and practice priorities for 2024. Recommend for members working in environmental assessment, planning and infrastructure.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Rufus Howard
Rufus Howard

Policy and Engagement Lead at IEMA

Portrait photograph of Juliette Callaghan
Juliette Callaghan

Partner, Trium Environmental Consulting LLP


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

Upgrade to become a Practitioner member

This session will be hugely valuable for anyone thinking of upgrading to our Practitioner membership. Using practical examples and case studies where possible, we will work through the criteria and experiences that we are looking for in our Practitioner members. We will review the IEMA competency framework and how our Practitioner members can demonstrate their skill in all 13 key competencies. Additionally, we will take you through the upgrade journey so you will know what to expect as your application progresses, how the assessment process works and what support is available to you.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

IEMA membership

Portrait photograph of Helen Woolston
Helen Woolston

Sustainability Assessor and Trainer, IEMA


Workshop

15:00 - 15:30

IEMA’s Green Careers Hub: learnings & next steps

The second phase of IEMA’s Green Careers Hub launched on 15th June. This session will talk about what's currently on the site, and where we want to go next. It’s an opportunity to find out more about the Hub and ask any questions or provide any feedback you might have about the site.

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

Innovation and inspiration

Portrait photograph of Rebecca Turner
Rebecca Turner

Careers Pathway Manager, IEMA


Workshop

16:00 - 16:45

Making the case for a sustainable business model

We know sustainable business models are 'the right thing to do' but how do we convince others to turn talk and willing into strategic action? This session will look at how to influence decision-makers to adopt sustainable business models.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Sustainable business models

Portrait photograph of Dr Shirley Gallagher, FIEMA
Dr Shirley Gallagher, FIEMA

Managing Director, SysPro: Systems for Progress Limited


Workshop

16:00 - 16:45

IEMA futures - career focus

This session will focus on career paths within the profession. You will hear from one more experienced speaker and one graduate/early-career member to give you an idea of career progression and how roles can develop from the entry level routes to management or beyond. Join this session to learn more about careers, ask questions, and network.

Audience

Associate and practitioner members
Early-mid career/career changers

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

Careers

Portrait photograph of Mark Hebblethwaite
Mark Hebblethwaite

Senior Acoustics and Vibration Consultant, Bureau Veritas

Portrait photograph of William Soper
William Soper

Senior Sustainability Consultant at CGI and Sustainability TAG Member at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Portrait photograph of Simone Codrington
Simone Codrington

Sustainability Manager, Willmott Dixon


Networking

18:00 - 20:00

In-person and online regional networking

Join us in-person at various locations, including London, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff, and join us online for networking in India, Central Europe and more. Register for your session in the attendee hub.

Panel Discussion

8:00 - 9:00

What should international action on green skills look like?

In the build-up to COP28, which this year takes place in the United Arab Emirates, IEMA is campaigning for greater recognition of the role of skills in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process.

This panel session will explore the importance of enhanced skills provision for delivering the agreements reached at COP28 and subsequent negotiations, including the panellist’s thoughts on the practical steps that should be taken to increase the availability of green skills both in the UK and internationally.


Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Green skills and workforce development

Portrait photograph of Ben Goodwin
Ben Goodwin

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, IEMA

Portrait photograph of Thomas Kankam Adjei
Thomas Kankam Adjei

National Project Coordinator, UNEP NDC Action project

Portrait photograph of Signe Norberg
Signe Norberg

Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Aldersgate Group

Portrait photograph of Ewurasi Nnadozie
Ewurasi Nnadozie

Head of International, Climate Education and Green Skills, Department for Education

Portrait photograph of Phil Cumming
Phil Cumming

Head of Product Sustainability, The Warehouse Group

Portrait photograph of Hae Kyeung Chun
Hae Kyeung Chun

Technical Officer, Skills and Employability Branch, Employment Policy Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO)


Keynote

9:00 - 9:45

The language of sustainability reporting: what is it and how can we use it to empower others?

In this session we would like to explore:

  1. The language of reporting – explaining acronyms and meanings
  2. How you can communicate this language to non-sustainability professionals
  3. How you can engage others in sustainability reporting

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Sandra Schoonhoven
Sandra Schoonhoven

CoE Lead ESG Standardization & Integration, ING


Workshop

10:00 - 10:45

A new member benefit: using navigate-environment, by Croner-i, to be confident with your compliance

Explore the benefits available to IEMA members from IEMA's partnership with Croner-i.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Regulation and legislation

Portrait photograph of Zoe Barett
Zoe Barett

Senior Product Specialist, Croner-i


Workshop

10:00 - 11:00

Transform: From eco-anxiety to eco-action

Join our session where we explore what eco-anxiety looks like and how you can support people in your organisation to change eco-anxiety into eco-action.

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Caroline Hickman
Caroline Hickman

Psychotherapist and lecturer at the University of Bath

Portrait photograph of Claire Osborne
Claire Osborne

Sustainability Career Coach

Portrait photograph of Kat Hamilton
Kat Hamilton

Director of Partnerships & Programmes at Force of Nature


Workshop

10:00 - 10:45

Upgrade to become a Practitioner member

This session will be hugely valuable for anyone thinking of upgrading to our Practitioner level. Using practical examples and case studies where possible, we will work through the criteria and experiences that we are looking for in our Practitioner members. We will review the IEMA competency framework and how our Practitioner members can demonstrate their skill in all 13 key competencies. Additionally, we will take you through the upgrade journey so you will know what to expect as your application progresses, how the assessment process works and what support is available to you.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery
Associate and practitioner members
Early-mid career/career changers

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

IEMA membership

Portrait photograph of Helen Woolston
Helen Woolston

Sustainability Assessor and Trainer, IEMA


Workshop

11:00 - 11:45

Carbon accounting: practical case studies

Experts in carbon accounting provide insight into their case studies and how they’re using the greenhouse gas protocol standards to track and reduce emissions.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Sara Halliday
Sara Halliday

Sustainability and ESG Manager, Kloeckner Metals UK

Portrait photograph of Dr Mairi Dorward
Dr Mairi Dorward

Environmental Specialist at Xodus

Portrait photograph of Natalie Bird
Natalie Bird

Principal Asset Sustainability Advisor, National Highways


Workshop

11:00 - 11:45

Embedding sustainability in organisational culture and leadership

In this session we will:

  1. Highlight the role of green skills and workforce development in fostering a sustainability-oriented culture. Showcase the training programs, mentorship initiatives, and knowledge-sharing platforms that have been implemented to develop and retain sustainability-focused talent.
  2. Present a case study of a company that has successfully embedded sustainability within its organizational culture and leadership practices. Discuss the governance mechanisms, leadership strategies, and communication channels used to drive sustainability at all levels of the organization.
  3. Explore the sustainable business models that have been developed as a result of the embedded sustainability culture, such as shared value approaches, stakeholder engagement models, and impact-driven strategies. Discuss the positive outcomes achieved and the lessons learned from the case study.

Audience

Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Governance, leadership and organisational culture

Portrait photograph of Alison Butler
Alison Butler

Sustainability Manager, BBC


Workshop

11:00 - 11:45

Driving transformation: how sustainability professionals can embed green skills in industries

It's been widely highlighted that a green workforce transformation needs to take place to achieve targets for a sustainable work. In this session we will look at how sustainability professionals can use their skills and expertise to embed green skills in their organisation and across industries.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Green skills and workforce development

Portrait photograph of Martin Baxter
Martin Baxter

Deputy CEO, IEMA


Networking

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch networking

Your chance to network online with peers and enthusiasts from around the work. Grab your lunch or a coffee, depending on where in the world you are, and join this session. You will have an opportunity to join different breakout rooms to meet with different networks or discuss different topics.


Workshop

13:00 - 13:45

From theory to action: making sustainability a reality in healthcare

Discover practical strategies and innovative solutions to implement sustainability practices in healthcare settings. Learn from experts as they share the steps they are taking towards a greener and healthier future.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Practical implementation

Portrait photograph of Colin Waller
Colin Waller

Deputy Environmental Manager, NHS Blood and Transplant

Portrait photograph of Warren Percival
Warren Percival

Director, RSK Group

Portrait photograph of Melanie Rowland
Melanie Rowland

Deputy Associate Director for Allied Health Professions, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation

Portrait photograph of Lynn Walker MIEMA, CEnv
Lynn Walker MIEMA, CEnv

Head of Sustainability, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Portrait photograph of Addie MacGregor
Addie MacGregor

Sustainability Executive, ABHI


Workshop

13:00 - 13:45

Exploring the economic benefits of a circular economy

Hear from the latest research and developments into circular renewable technology and infrastructure.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery
Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Sustainable business models

Portrait photograph of Tom Andrews
Tom Andrews

Technology Project Lead, NCC

Portrait photograph of James Barry
James Barry

Chief Executive, Renewable Parts

Portrait photograph of Nicki Small
Nicki Small

Head of Onshore Environment, SSE

Portrait photograph of Paul Cantwell
Paul Cantwell

Head of Net Zero Programs, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)


Workshop

13:00 - 13:45

Navigating a successful sustainability or green career path

In this session we will:

  1. Explore the role of IEMA membership or other relevant professional sustainability organizations in supporting the individual's career progression. Discuss the resources, certifications, and networking opportunities provided by these memberships and how they have contributed to the individual's career advancement.
  2. Showcase the key transferable skills and training programs that the individual has acquired along their career journey, emphasizing how these skills have been applied and valued in different sustainability roles and contexts.
  3. Present a case study of an individual who has built a successful sustainability or green career. Discuss the specific career path taken, highlighting the roles and responsibilities held within different organisations or sectors.

Audience

Associate and practitioner members
Early-mid career/career changers

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

Innovation and inspiration

Portrait photograph of Richard Carter
Richard Carter

Chair


Roundtable

14:00 - 14:45

IEMA policy asks

As we approach party conference season, IEMA is putting together a core set of 'policy asks' for UK government and opposition politicians. Join this session to learn more and share your perspective.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery
Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Turning policy into action

Theme Topics

Regulation and legislation

Portrait photograph of Ben Goodwin
Ben Goodwin

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, IEMA


Workshop

14:00 - 14:45

Carbon accounting IEMA training taster session

Gain leading insights into IEMA’s Carbon accounting course, delivered by an IEMA approved tutor, you’ll be able to gauge if this is the right course for you or your colleagues whilst gaining some value snippets of info in this field.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Green skills and workforce development

Portrait photograph of Nigel Leehane
Nigel Leehane

Director, Leehane Environmental Consulting


Workshop

14:00 - 14:45

IEMAs Diverse Sustainability Initiative (DSI) Introduction & how you can get involved

An introduction into the DSI, the work we are doing to diversify the profession and how you can get involved as an individual or organisation.

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Governance, leadership and organisational culture

Portrait photograph of Caris Graham
Caris Graham

Diverse Sustainability Initiative Officer


Workshop

14:00 - 14:45

Gaining transferable skills and training for sustainable career development

In this session we will:

  1. Discuss the role of IEMA membership or other professional sustainability organisations in supporting the individual's career development. Showcase how the individual has utilised these memberships to access training programs, network with industry professionals, and stay up-to-date with the latest sustainability trends and practices.
  2. Present a case study of an individual who has developed and leveraged transferable skills and training to advance their career in sustainability. Discuss the specific skills acquired, such as project management, data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and communication, and how they have been applied in different sustainability roles and contexts.
  3. Explore the diverse range of sustainability or green careers that the individual has pursued, highlighting the skills and training that were instrumental in securing these roles. Discuss the sectors or industries in which the individual has made an impact, such as renewable energy, sustainable supply chain management, or climate change adaptation.

Audience

Associate and practitioner members
Early-mid career/career changers

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

Transferable skills and training

Portrait photograph of Amelia Woodley
Amelia Woodley

ESG Director, Speedy Services


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

The tools transforming business and supporting the delivery of the global biodiversity framework

In May, we saw the launch of the Science Based Targets for Nature, the Task Force on Nature Related Financial Disclosure launches in September, and the World Council for Business Development are releasing sector-based roadmaps for nature positive. These and other frameworks provide essential tools to support the journey of businesses to understand their biodiversity and nature impacts and dependencies. In this webinar we will take a high level look at the tools available to professionals responsible for environment and sustainability within their organisation – what they are, what they do, and how they might help. Speakers will be practicing professionals who will share their knowledge.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery
Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Innovation and inspiration

Portrait photograph of Ryan Twyford
Ryan Twyford

Consultant at Little Blue Research

Portrait photograph of Faye Durkin
Faye Durkin

Head of Ecology and Natural Capital (North) at Greengage

Portrait photograph of Chris Moss
Chris Moss

Senior Green Infrastructure Consultant, Greengage


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

From local heroes to global impact: SMEs' role in driving sustainable supply chains

We will explore how small and medium enterprises can create a positive global impact. Discover key strategies and success stories.

Audience

Affiliate, full and fellow members
Experts/decision makers/business leaders

Key Themes

Transforming industry

Theme Topics

Sustainable business models

Portrait photograph of Martin Baxter
Martin Baxter

Deputy CEO, IEMA

Portrait photograph of Paul Banton
Paul Banton

Managing Director, Ruddocks

Portrait photograph of Astrid Wynne
Astrid Wynne

Head of Sustainability, Techbuyer

Portrait photograph of Fiona Henderson
Fiona Henderson

Managing Director, Affric


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

Upgrade to become a Full member

This very popular session is invaluable for anyone thinking of upgrading to our Full member level. We will look at the defining characteristics of a Full member, your concerns about evidencing some of the Full member competencies, and any questions you may have about the application process, particularly the written paper and interview.

Audience

Practitioner members
Doers/delivery

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

IEMA membership

Portrait photograph of Carol Brass
Carol Brass

Full Member Assessor at IEMA


Workshop

15:00 - 15:45

Leveraging IEMA membership for career growth in sustainability

We will showcase the various career pathways available within the sustainability or green sector that IEMA members have pursued or transitioned into, such as sustainability consultancy, corporate sustainability management, or environmental policy. We will hear the key steps taken, lessons learned, and how IEMA membership has supported them throughout their career journey.

Audience

Associate and practitioner members
Early-mid career/career changers

Key Themes

Advancing your career

Theme Topics

IEMA membership

Portrait photograph of William Richardson
William Richardson

CEO and Founder, Green Element Group

Portrait photograph of Poppy Cunningham
Poppy Cunningham

Sustainability Advisor, ISG


Panel Discussion

16:00 - 17:00

What does the future look like at IEMA?

In this closing panel we will discuss key findings from IEMA Connect 2023, and what's on the horizon for IEMA and the organisation's future purpose.

IEMA member will also get a chance to ask questions to IEMA's senior leadership team.

Portrait photograph of Sarah Mukherjee MBE
Sarah Mukherjee MBE

CEO of IEMA

Portrait photograph of Louise Nicholls
Louise Nicholls

Non-Executive Director

Portrait photograph of Sue Buxey
Sue Buxey

Director of Operations and Professional Standards, IEMA

Portrait photograph of Toby Shaw
Toby Shaw

Director of Marketing and Strategy, IEMA

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Ben Goodwin

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, IEMA

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