IEMA's Head of Media, Abigail Simmons discusses the release of IEMA's 2020 Impact Report, as we look back at an unprecedented year and how IEMA and its members responded and made strides for sustainability.

We are really pleased to share with you our Impact Report for 2020, setting out for IEMA members our goals, strategies for 2021 and insights from last year into membership, our positive contribution towards a sustainable future and how we're managing our own environmental footprint. On the new, interactive webpage, you will be able to watch short video updates from the IEMA team of our achievements in 2020, as well as how we adapted to the Coronavirus pandemic.

As our CEO Sarah Mukherjee reminds us, it has been a year like no other. We are proud to represent a growing number of members from 112 countries and continue our work with our University and Corporate partners. We have been able to deliver courses and training virtually, whilst supporting our IEMA members. We are part of the Pledge to Net Zero coalition and Climate Neutral Now and you can read more detail about cutting our own carbon emissions in the report.

IEMA’s partnership team focused on organisations looking to build capability within their business, with partner feedback revealing that IEMA’s competency framework is the chosen standard for professional development.  

Since 2020, notable household names became partners including M&S, Lego, BAE Systems & Scania GB. Public sector partners grew with HMRC, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) joining IEMA. 

From influencing government on the Environment Bill to welcoming new professionals to IEMA, we hope you enjoy reading about IEMA’s achievements, our work and vision for the future.

View the IEMA 2020 Impact Report here.

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Abigail Simmons

Abi is the Head of Media for IEMA and previously spent two years with Police Now as their Communications Manager, building up positive press coverage of the detective and neighbourhood graduate programmes. Abi produced and wrote stories for BBC News across TV, radio and digital and has commissioned and written articles for membership magazines and featured on The Economist podcast.