IEMA Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice

IEMA's highest qualification is a comprehensive business-centred course in sustainability. Focussed on delivering the skills to drive the sustainability agenda in the business the course builds on the technical knowledge gained from the IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management to give you the ability to lead your organisation's low carbon agenda. The diploma will benefit managers, advisers, consultants and others with a specialist environmental or sustainability role. It addresses a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues, including technological options for control, effective strategies and change management. The programme provides meets the academic requirements for full membership of IEMA, MIEMA, and eventual chartered status (CEnv).

IEMA Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice

Module 1: managing environmental media and issues

Covering technical issues including:

  • Application of best available techniques (BAT) to environmental media
  • Environmental risk assessment and consequence modelling
  • Environmental monitoring and measurement, MCerts
  • Water pollution preventions and control
  • Contaminated land assessment and remediation
  • Air abatement technologies

Module 2: sustainability for business

Covering strategic business issues including:

  • Sustainable development big picture
  • The business case for sustainability
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Holistic approaches to eco footprinting
  • Sustainable consumption/procurement
  • Resource efficiency management
  • Climate change/adaptation and carbon footprinting
  • Integrated management systems 

Module 3: strategic environmental management

Covering environmental management at a strategic level including:

  • Risk management sustainability ISO 3100: 2009
  • Corporate governance and strategic risks
  • Business in society and corporate responsibility
  • Business continuity planning ISO 22301: 2012
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Managing change
  • Behavioural management/organisational culture
  • Environmental reporting
  • Personal effectiveness, e.g. persuasion skills.

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