Articles from Transform May 2015

More backing for campaign to boost sustainability skills

IEMA's skills for a sustainable economy campaign continues to gather momentum, with VolkerWessels UK becoming the 40th supporter.

More successful IEMA members

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

When words do not wash

In her second article on corporate transparency, Jiggy Lloyd looks at the dangers of greenwash

My career: Olivia Preston

Environment risk manager, BBC Workplace

The young pretenders

Trevor Clawson reports on some of the UK-backed businesses on a mission to help clean up the world

Healthy savings

Paul Suff on how an NHS trust is pioneering energy performance contracts

Assessing the urban environment

Towns and cities pose specific challenges when conducting environmental impact assessments, argue Bidwells' James Alflatt and Neil Waterson

Mind the gap

Marek Bidwell outlines a process to plot the differences between the old and new version of the 14001 standard

Boundaries exceeded

Four of the nine planetary boundaries identified by scientists in 2009 have now been exceeded, according to research published in Science.

Dealing with the deficit

The new government must deal with the skills deficit as well as the economic one, says Paul Suff.

WEEE mountain growing

Global waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) totalled 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, according to the UN.

Supply chain data pressure

More businesses than ever are demanding disclosure of climate change data from companies in their supply chain, according to CDP.

Water shortages demand action

Global groundwater withdrawals have tripled over the past 50 years, with more than 25% of extractions described as non-sustainable, according to a new...

Call for case studies

Organisers of a major event on natural capital are seeking case studies that demonstrate how considering the natural environment can benefit the botto...

CEOs back GHG action

A group of 43 chief executives has written an open letter to world leaders pledging their commitment to global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissi...

Drying out denim

Clothing company Levi Strauss has reported that it has saved one billion litres of water since 2011 through its Water Less process, which reduces by u...

Decarbonising the US

The introduction of new emissions standards will accelerate the shift in the US away from coal-fired power generation. At the same time, the country i...

Skills shortages risk low-carbon economy

A lack of STEM graduates will hamper low-carbon innovation across the economy, causing the UK to miss out on growth worth £6.7 billion a year, finds a...

Industrial CCS paramount

Carbon capture and storage is the only technology available to decarbonise heavy industry to the extent needed to meet UK carbon targets, according to...

BP pledges more transparency

The board of oil and gas company BP has agreed to disclose more information on its greenhouse-gas emissions and the resilience of its assets as the wo...

Business plans - Costa, Jaguar Land Rover and Boeing

A round up of environment management news from companies including Costa, Jaguar Land Rover and Boeing

Policy update: Bringing the 14001 standard up to date

Businesses may want to review their certification body in the light of the revised ISO 14001, says Martin Baxter.

Laying down the law: The powers of environment regulators on the move again

Simon Colvin warns that proposals to tackle illegal waste sites will have implications far beyond the waste sector

In court: May 2015

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases.

EIA update: May 2015

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

Political will

Paul Suff examines the political parties' election pledges on the environment and finds them wanting.

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