IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards shortlist announced

The IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards showcase the achievements of the organisations and individuals that are striving to meet our global sustainability standards.

We are committed to supporting, encouraging and improving the confidence, performance and profile of everyone working in environment and sustainability-related jobs. 

The awards honour those who are working to make our economy, society and environment future-proof, using innovation, collaboration and expert knowledge. We want to celebrate those using their expertise to challenge norms, influence governments, drive new kinds of enterprise, inspire communities and show how to achieve measurable change on a global scale. 

There are 16 categories for organisations and three for individuals. Organisations of all sizes and from all sectors were eligible to enter: from sole traders to multinationals, private enterprise to public sector. The categories were designed to reflect a cross-section of those working in the sustainability industry, contributing to expert practices and award-worthy work. 

I had the pleasure of being on the panel of judges, and was impressed by the sheer number of entries, which shows how important these awards are to those in the sustainability sector. The range and people’s expertise has been phenomenal, and what stood out to me was that all of these entries have created change. 

When you look at the current climate on an environmental level, as well as in a broader sense, it’s clear we need professionals to create this change more than ever. This is our opportunity to recognise people with the necessary skills. Best of luck to all those shortlisted (see p33) for the awards, which are taking place on 20 September at The Brewery in London. With such a diverse range of talent in the running, it promises to be an event to remember; to avoid disappointment, book your ticket or table now at


Tim Balcon, IEMA CEO

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