Articles from Transform July 2015

Bonuses tied to green issues

Most of the world's 500 largest companies now link executive bonuses to environmental factors, according to Newsweek's 2015 green rankings.

Full of contradictions

Once you've hit your target, should you stop there or go further?

ETS price to rise, but not by enough

Members of the International Emissions Trading Association have forecast that the price of allowances under the EU emissions trading system will avera...

Cutting fuel and CO2

Corporate fleet managers have significant influence over carbon emissions from road transport, according to a report from analysts CE Delft for Greenp...

Energy audit support

Small businesses will be able to find help with energy management through a new service from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Utilitywise.

Top 100 sustainable solutions

A digital platform that enables buyers and suppliers to interact and exchange data to help create circular supply chains is among the top 100 sustaina...

Warning of eleventh hour chaos at UN climate talks

The draft negotiating text was cut by just five pages at the latest UN climate talks in Bonn, leading to countries authorising the two co-chairs to ta...

High-level 14001

To gauge how ready organisations are for the revised ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 9001 (quality) standards, consultancy DNV GL has sur...

Value of standards measured

A study for BSI has found that standards contributed 28.4% towards the UK's annual growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013.

UK receives renewable energy warning

The UK is at risk of missing its 2020 renewable energy target, a report from the European commission has revealed.

Financing a green transition

Quantitative easing, the mechanism used across the developed world to stimulate economies after the 2008 financial collapse, is being championed in a ...

Business plans - Carillion, BT and Marks & Spencer

A round up of environment management news from companies including Carillion, BT and Marks & Spencer

More successful IEMA members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following members on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and profe...

New perfect storm supporters

Nine months after it was launched, IEMA's campaign, Preparing for the perfect storm: skills for a sustainable economy, is still gaining support from t...

Uniting one billion voices

IEMA is backing Live Earth's campaign to generate one billion signatories to a petition to be delivered to world leaders ahead of the Paris climate su...

New online payment portal coming soon

From 3 August, IEMA members will be able to renew their membership using the institute's new online portal. Online renewal is the modern way to pay, a...

IEMA conferences go paperless

This month's Delivering sustainability: culture and capability conference - sponsored by Ricoh - will be IEMA's first paperless event, thanks to a spe...

IEMA conferences go paperless

This month's Delivering sustainability: culture and capability conference - sponsored by Ricoh - will be IEMA's first paperless event, thanks to a spe...

My career - Graham Wood

Principal auditor, DNV GL

EIA update: July 2015

A round-up of the latest key developments in EIA.

In court: July 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

Case law: Green belt development and changing boundaries

Jen Hawkins of LexisPSL considers a case between Luton Borough Council v Central Bedfordshire Council concerning building on the green belt.

Laying down the law: The polluter to pay a heavier price

The Thames Water appeal case judgment means fines for all environmental offences are likely to rise, says Simon Colvin

14001: In everyone's interests

Greg Roberts looks at how organisations will benefit from the requirement in the new 14001 standard to be more outward looking

14031: Managing by numbers

With the new 14001 standard due soon, Rick Gould says it is time to look again at the ISO guidelines on assessing performance

Building in the round

Maxine Perella finds out how the construction industry is adopting a circular approach for its materials and waste

Natural health service

Paul Suff reports on how a project in New Zealand to assess the health of ecosystems is producing benefits

Buying with confidence

Colleen Theron offers practical advice on sustainable procurement

Talking about sustainability

the environmentalist reports on a discussion to help clarify the language of sustainability

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