Articles from Transform March 2020

March: connect: Social and community news from IEMA

The IEMA community's news for March.

Diversity network: support for success

Charlotte Morphet talks to Laura Archer about how diversity networks can boost inclusion within the planning profession – and beyond

Awards spotlight: SITA Air Transport Community Foundation

Amber Harrison, IEMA Fellow and director of CSR and sustainability at SITA, talks about the project that won IEMA's Community or Social Value Award

Women in environmental science: Power of equality

Cecilia Medupin reports back on Women in Environmental Science's 2019 workshop, which examined the roles of women in the discipline

The carbon labelling diaries

Stroll around a supermarket and you'll see many environmental prompts. From MSC-certified fish and organic steak to Rainforest Alliance tea, local tom...

A sustainable gig?

Chris Seekings reports on corporate social responsibility in the gig economy, and whether the sector can survive amid growing pressure to boost worker...

Citizens assemble

Chris Seekings travels to the first UK citizens' assembly on climate change to hear from the people tasked with advising the government on the best pa...

COP26: The business case

What do businesses want from COP26? Catherine Early reports back from an event investigating this issue

Mary Martin: Corporations & community

Mary Martin tells Chris Seekings why a new approach to corporate social responsibility is needed to put local communities at the heart of decision-mak...

March: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Companies appeal decision on materials to landfill tax

Two waste management companies, Devon Waste Management Ltd and Biffa Waste Services Ltd, appealed against First-tier Tribunal decisions upholding HMRC...

Taskforce to tackle organised waste crime

A new unit, the Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC), will bring together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators HMRC and the National Crime ...

Woman given custodial sentence for Hernhill waste crime

A Kent woman whose family business ran an illegal waste operation has been given a 30-week custodial sentence.

IEMA responds to Scotland's circular economy strategy

Since publishing Making Things Last: A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland in 2016, Scotland has shown a commitment to a circular economy via measu...

Clarifying 'net-zero'

Following workshops and a survey in November, IEMA's Climate Change steering group has been considering the landscape around terms such as 'net-zero'.

Racial diversity: further and faster

Our profession needs to get its act together on racial diversity, says Jamie Agombar – which is why IEMA has co-published a statement of intent on how...

UN report reveals growing inequality

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will remain a pipe dream in 2030 unless the widening gap between the richest and poorest in society is r...

Rising to the netzero challenge

We are all looking for practical ways to respond to the climate emergency. IEMA is frequently asked “How do I make a start, and what tools and guidanc...

Biodiversity net gain principles to be revised

This year marks an important year for biodiversity net gain (BNG). Several projects are being developed that will help to embed BNG as a credible appr...

CEO comment: Raising our voice

Exciting times ahead for IEMA, as Sarah Mukherjee, formerly an award-winning environmental journalist for the BBC and currently chief executive of the...

Comply or close: The new reality for corporations in India

Increased regulation, more stringent enforcement, a tougher judicial stance and intensifying community pressure are forcing businesses in India to con...

Further and Faster Agreement November 2019

The climate emergency and ecological crisis require urgent action by all organisations, especially those in the sustainability sector. This agreement ...

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