Articles from Transform March 2019

Levelling the field

Admit it, says Paul Gosling – the environmental sector has an ethnic diversity problem

A little respect

Joanne Lockwood sets out the steps organisations can take in order to be more inclusive for LGBTQ+ employees

Energy and utility giants announce diversity pact

CEOs from 32 of the UK's leading energy and utility companies have launched a long-term 'Inclusion Commitment' to attract more diverse talent to an in...

A rising purple tide

Mike Adams OBE, CEO of Purple, talks to Chris Seekings about the vast pool of untapped talent available to businesses that actively seek to employ wor...

Nurturing passion and purpose

Rhian Sherrington describes the work of Women in Sustainability, encouraging women to follow their calling through community and collaboration

March connect

Social and community news from IEMA.

Designing for dementia

Laura Archer of IEMA Futures sets out how careful design can help people living with dementia to go about their lives – something Newcastle University...

March quote unquote

The latest tweets and quotes about IEMA and Transform.

IEMA launches inaugural Awards ceremony for 2019

We know that working in the environmental and sustainability sector doesn't always provide you with the chance to shout about your achievements and th...

Transparency in supply chains – modern slavery

In the summer of 2018, the government announced an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Environment Bill pre-legislative scrutiny

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the government's draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill is under way, with three parliamentary select committe...

Energy demand and economic growth to decouple for first time in 2035

Global energy demand will plateau after 2035 despite a strong economic and population expansion, researchers at McKinsey Energy Insights have predicte...

Delivering Paris Agreement to boost jobs and GDP

Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement would raise GDP and employment in Europe by 1.1% and 0.5% respectively in 2030, compared to a business-a...

Oil and gas giants slammed for 'endlessly chasing growth'

Most of the world's largest oil and gas companies are risking their futures by continuing to reward bosses for increasing production and growing reser...

Equal by 30 – bringing gender equality to clean energy

The C3E Initiative sets out the aims of its Equal by 30 campaign – challenging companies and governments to involve more women into the clean energy s...

Weaving a brighter future

Chris Seekings talks to Isatou Ceesay about recycling plastic in The Gambia, and her mission to protect the environment while driving female economic ...

Digging for victory

Caroline Raynor outlines how sustainability was placed front and centre during the archaeological excavation of St James's Gardens in Euston

Closing the gap

Mandatory gender pay gap reporting is an important step, says David Burrows – but plenty more can be done to make pay equal

Connecting the dots: A feminist solution

Chris Seekings talks to Mary Robinson about human rights, climate change, and the crucial role that women are playing in the struggle for a sustainabl...

Driving diversity

I am delighted to introduce this month's TRANSFORM with a quote from American women's rights activist Susan B Anthony: “We shall someday be heeded, an...

Prison sentence for dumping 100 tonnes of waste at school

Mr Francis Anthony Heaton from Manchester was jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to dumping 100 tonnes of pungent processed household waste on...

Thames Water fined over sewage

Thames Water has been handed large fines over two sewage incidents that occurred in 2013 and 2015.

Claim against Environment Agency dismissed

A challenge to the decision to grant a variation to an environmental permit has been dismissed in the case of R. (on the application of Friends of the...

March 2019: New regulations

The latest guidance and legislation.

Adidas to double production of shoes made from plastic waste

Adidas has announced plans to more than double production of shoes containing recycled plastic waste, increasing from five million last year to 11 mil...

Rabobank awarded top spot in sustainability rankings

Rabobank has topped a sustainability ranking of major banks for the way it applies Environmental Social Governance (ESG) data in its services and appr...

Ikea to trial renting furniture

Ikea is to trial a new renting scheme for office furniture such as desks and chairs in an attempt to help customers “make the circular economy a reali...

Walgreens Boots Alliance slashes emissions and waste

The Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) cut its global carbon footprint by 9.6% last year, meaning that the pharmaceutical retailer has slashed its CO2 emi...

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