Solving the Sustainability Recruitment Paradox
What businesses can do to reach, attract and support talented young people seeking sustainability careers. IEMA’s Skills for a Sustainable Economy Campaign has shown a stark light on the UK sustainability skills deficit and called for collaborative action to address it. Only 13% of firms surveyed are fully confident they have the skills to compete in an increasingly complex world. Over half have difficulty recruiting professionals with the right skills to build organisational resilience and take advantage of opportunities in a sustainable economy. Yet competition for entry-level sustainability roles remains fierce, and talented young people with relevant qualifications can find it hard to get a foothold in their chosen career. // This webinar will look at some of the challenges faced by graduates looking to enter the profession, outlining how organisations can think laterally to support young talent, and how this strategy can pay dividends for your sustainability efforts – regardless of whether you have an immediate vacancy in your team.
Are you or your work team keen but confused about what to recycle or simply not engaged? Recycling has been with us for a long time, but recycling rates are not as high as they could be and contamination is common. The IEMA Solent event discussed how to improve your recycling rate, reduce contamination and looked ahead to changes coming in the next couple of years, including how to tackle drink container recycling through the deposit return scheme.
Diverse perspectives equal a diverse range of solutions in tackling the world’s biggest problem. This webinar was hosted as part of LCAW 2021 by IEMA on behalf of the Diverse Sustainability Initiative.
The IEMA South West region held a special event which screened the incredible Our Planet: Our Business film, followed by a panel discussion featuring Rhiannon Shah from WWF, Nick Blyth from IEMA and Mike Barker from RPS Consulting.
The second episode in second our Day in the Life mini-series digitally shadowed two practitioners who work in Corporate Sustainability. If you are a student wanting to understand the progression of a career in Corporate Sustainability or a graduate looking towards your next promotion, this series will help you bridge the gap between theory and practice.
This webinar sought to demystify the new EU regulations that form part of the EU Green Deal and explain how they are interconnected with the work of sustainability professionals.
During this session, the IEMA Fellows network launched its latest thought piece providing cross sector case studies and recommendations by IEMA members and tech experts on how to ensure disruptive technologies can support a transformation towards sustainability.