Articles from Transform September 2020

Productive conversations

Quintin Rayer and Pete Walton share the Net-Zero Carbon 10 target, which provides a framework to help fund managers talk to firms about net-zero emiss...

Room for improvement for a green recovery

Steven Pearson considers whether the government's post-coronavirus recovery plan is as green as it should be

Local authorities and climate action

Many UK local authorities have declared climate emergencies, says Peter Gudde – but what actions are they actually taking?

Zeroing in on ethical working contracts

Ethical investors must apply pressure to ensure that companies are providing decent working contracts and conditions, say Sarah Waters and Quintin Ray...

The moral imperative for standards bodies

Standards bodies must play their part in helping the corporate world rid itself of racism, says Kye Gbangbola

The role of the Specialist in Land Condition Register

Shaun Grey discusses the role of the Specialist in Land Condition Register

Craig Bennett: Wildlife's new warrior

Brexit, the climate and ecological emergency and now COVID-19 make this a critical time for nature, new Wildlife Trusts chief executive Craig Bennett ...

The process of EHS compliance auditing

Peter Duncan walks through the process of third-party environmental and health and safety compliance auditing – from pre-audit prep to the final repor...

Pricing up pollution

Rick Gould reports on three decades of emissions trading schemes

In conversation with John Elkington

Following a talk hosted by IEMA CEO Sarah Mukherjee, John Elkington sat down with Transform magazine to discuss the exponential changes he sees facing...

ESG Today: The disclosure diaries

In the past few years some firms have tantalised us with 'warts and all' reports covering their non-financials, but it's been piecemeal. Are we about ...

Environment Agency launches post-COVID plan

The Environment Agency has launched its five-year plan for a greener, healthier future, warning that business as usual after COVID-19 won't be enough ...

Appeal against waste export conviction dismissed

Biffa Waste Services Ltd appealed against its conviction for illegally exporting household waste to China, contrary to the Transfrontier Shipment of W...

Connect: Social and community news

The IEMA community's news for September.

Severn Trent fined 800k for Shropshire sewage pollution

Severn Trent Water has been fined £800,000 for dumping 3.8m litres of raw sewage into a Shropshire stream.

New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Recent publications

Environment and the level playing field

The House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee recently ran a short inquiry to explore what is at stake on the environmental and climate level playin...

Accelerating private investment in nature-based solutions

Enhancing and restoring our natural assets will require significant private sector investment. As post-Brexit natural environment architecture is desi...

Build Back Better

In July IEMA launched its Build Back Better position statement in response to COVID-19.

New opportunities to 'mainstream'

Initiatives and programmes have been instrumental in building business support for climate change action.

Regional activity goes digital

During the COVID-19 pandemic, IEMA has encouraged more digital activity in order to help members engage with regional activities, and since the end of...

South Asian nations signal contrasting coal plans

Fears are mounting that India could stage a vast expansion of its coal fleet following the COVID-19 crisis, while neighbouring countries instead look ...

Amazon deforestation jumps by one-third

Deforestation in the Amazon has increased by one-third during the past year and must be banned as a matter of urgency, the WWF has warned.

Met Office warns of climate impact

The UK set four high temperature records last year as climate change continued to have an clear impact on the country's weather, according to the Met ...

Rest and reconnection

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