At the British parliament on Tuesday 5th November, the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) launched its ‘Skills for a Sustainable Economy’ initiative to mainstream environmental skills across the economy with the support of like-minded leading organisations
As one of UK’s ‘200 leading names from business and politics’, EMG was invited to attend the prestigious launch event which was held in the House of Commons.
At the launch Tim Balcon, Chief Executive of IEMA, challenged organisations and Government to work collaboratively to build a sustainable economy: “We need to see… leadership here as without collaboration we – business, government, the environment profession, IEMA – will not be equipped to achieve our mutual aim; a robust, sustainable economy.”
EMG is already well versed with such collaboration and has risen to IEMA’s challenge by offering to share its expertise, on Cradle to Cradle and the circular economy, to aid the Institute in stepping up coverage of these key areas in its training programs and courses.
EMG has established a very unique set of skills and expertise in the areas of systems thinking, circular economy, and Cradle to Cradle; and is already helping organizations to see the bigger picture and develop effective strategies where people, planet and profit can be in harmony with each other.
The event was hosted by Joan Walley MP, who is also Chair of the Environmental Select Committee. Other speakers included Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Council of the City and Guilds of London Institute and Nigel Marsh, Global Head of Environment for Rolls Royce.
Drs Daan Elffers, who attended the event on behalf of EMG: “With regards to the growing range of sustainability challenges we face, IEMA plays a vital role in providing the necessary skills and competencies that are needed to really drive the change that is so desperately needed.”
“The transition to a circular economy is the next big opportunity for the UK, not just environmentally, but also for society and the economy” concludes Elffers.
EMG CSR at British parliament