Social sustainability

Social sustainability is an increasingly important element of corporate reporting, as reports begin to move away from a focus on carbon emissions and towards a more holistic view of material impacts from and to the environment from an organisation’s operations. As organisations seek to measure and demonstrate their commitment to better ways of doing business, IEMA’s dedicated networks help members to improve on their professional knowledge and deliver more for their clients and employers.

The Social Sustainability Network at IEMA is led by a member Steering Group which draws together professionals across diverse sectors. The Steering Group’s role is to plan and oversee the work programme which addresses and shares the latest thinking on Social Sustainability through a variety of formats including webinars, workshops, reports and guidance papers.

Circular economy


The membership of the steering group is as follows.

Sarah Nurton

Social impact manager, Wienerberger

Sally Taylor

Sustainable procurement specialist, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Richard Lupo

Managing Director, SHIFT Environment

Chris Illman

Head of responsible business, Beazley

Alexander Sykes

Global responsible sourcing lead, Diageo

Prince Gokah Delali

Environmental Compliance Officer, Blue Skies

Cath Howard

Environmental sustainability manager, Balfour Beatty

Elizabth Chawner

Sustainability advisor, Siemens Mobility

Elena Gonzalez

Sustainability strategy manager social value, Network Rail

Anna Farquharson

Head of social value, ISS UK & Ireland

Amy Healey

Senior social sustainability advisor, HM Revenue and Customs

Jo Murphy

Sustainable business manager, Environment Agency

Work programme currently in development

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about the work of our policy and practice team, please get in touch!

Contact us

Woman standing with hands on hips, positively beaming