The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has announced the appointment of Drs Daan Elffers, CEO of EMG Group, to its Strategic Advisory Council.
With more than 15,000 members in over 100 countries, the IEMA is the world’s largest membership organisation for environment and sustainability professionals.
The Strategic Advisory Council is the top-level consultative and advisory body of IEMA, representing the views of the membership at large and offering advice to the Board of Directors.
The role of the Strategic Advisory Council is to predict the diverse effects of political, economic, social, technological, legislative and environmental conditions that might have a direct or indirect impact on the environment and sustainability profession.
Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor: “We’re delighted to appoint Daan onto IEMA’s strategic advisory council. His foresight and high-level international experience will be essential as we shape the long-term direction of the environment and sustainability profession.”
The Strategic Advisory Council is chaired by Professor Martin Bigg, Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
EMG has long been involved with the IEMA, most recently as a steering group member for the Resource Network campaign, aimed at making the circular economy more practical and accessible for business.
Following the launch of IEMA’s Resource Management Report which was launched at last year’s Energy and Environment Expo in London – for which EMG was one of the peer reviewers – Josh Fothergill, IEMA’s Policy and Engagement Lead, said:
“It is really the work of organizations like EMG that has identified the resource-effectiveness aspect – the eco-effectiveness side of the coin which is also so vital. Rather than simply aiming to do less harm, we can focus on how to deliver more good. This can be achieved with a growth agenda, and with the ability to be sustainable in an economic sense, in a societal sense and in an environmental sense. I think that’s the kind of inspiration we’ve received from our interaction with EMG.”
Daan Elffers: “I am honoured to have been appointed to IEMA’s Strategic Advisory Council. I see great potential in the IEMA, and strongly believe that by strategically leveraging and growing IEMA’s presence and influence internationally, it can play a major role in accelerating the required transition on a meaningful scale.”
Council member terms will be for a period of 3 years, with a maximum of total of 2 terms before having to step down.
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