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Last year, Chanel set 1.5C science-based climate targets

Chanel partners with CISL for sustainability skills and innovation schemes

Luxury fashion house Chanel has partnered with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in a drive to help businesses deliver an embedded approach and develop a strong skills pipeline.

We need to get the next generation excited about green jobs

As we look towards a green economic recovery and the objective to build back better from the pandemic, there is a clear argument for aligning how we futureproof the country's workforce with UK climate ambitions.

Samantha joined BEIS in January, after more than three years at Nottingham City Council

Meet edie's 30 Under 30 Class of 2020: Sam Lux, Department for BEIS

This new series profiles the members of edie's 30 Under 30 - a nomination-based community of 30 hugely talented young sustainability and energy professionals who have already achieved great things or are showing fantastic promise. Up next: Sam Lux, policy advisor at BEIS.

The environmental sector is regarded as the UK's second-least diverse, with farming being the least diverse. Stock image.

Environmental organisations launch employment scheme for UK's BAME youth

More than 35 of the UK's major environmental organisations, including RSPB, Friends of the Earth and ZSL London Zoo, are collaborating on a new scheme to help diversify the sector.

The energy sector needs the right skills and people if we're to deliver on ambitious climate change plans

Sally-Anne Dudley, UK head of learning, and Dan Tingle, new talent and STEM Manager at National Grid discuss how UK organisations can facilitate the creation of new skilled workers that can step into green jobs created to deliver net-zero.

Pictured: Eliot Whittington (top left) and Sarah Mukherjee in conversation with edie's content director Luke Nicholls

Government support needed to 'mainstream' green jobs, say IEMA and CISL leads

To deliver its vision of having two million people in green jobs by 2030, the UK Government will need to develop a joined-up strategy and a body with "teeth" to close the skills gap and create the roles of the future.

From net-zero strategy to personal sustainability skills, the Forum has a topic for everyone to make 2021 a super year for sustainability

Last chance to register: COP26 business champion Andrew Griffith to deliver keynote at the Sustainability Leaders Forum

edie has today (29 January) confirmed a final addition to the Sustainability Leaders Forum speaker line-up in the form of Andrew Griffith MP, who will deliver a keynote speech about the business opportunity of COP26 on the second day of the virtual event, which runs from 2-4 February.

The Sustainability Skills Seminars will be hosted virtually on 4 February – the third and final day of edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum

Sustainability Skills Seminars: edie introduces educational final day to Sustainability Leaders Forum

edie's award-winning events team has organised dedicated "Skills Seminars" to run on the third and final day of the Sustainability Leaders Forum (2-4 February), educating and empowering sustainability and CSR professionals to lead on climate action in 2021. 

How businesses can deliver meaningful action on social sustainability in 2021

It is impossible to deny that 2020 will, of course, be remembered for the devastating Covid-19 crisis which has changed people's lives around the world.

More than 3,900 senior executive and non-executive appointments made in 2019 were analysed

Sustainability skills 'should be a pre-requisite for more executive positions'

Experience within or a passion for sustainability was a requirement for just 4% of non-executive and senior-executive appointments made in 2019 - a trend which must change if businesses are to tackle the climate crisis and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How are you changing your role, remit, routine and expectations amid the Covid 19 outbreak? 

How is coronavirus affecting YOU? Last chance to take our reader survey

edie's anonymous survey giving readers in the CSR, sustainability and energy professions the chance to have their say on the impacts of coronavirus will be closing on Wednesday (1 April), meaning now is your last chance to take part.

These 30 youthful visionaries were given the unique opportunity to develop their sustainability skills and knowledge throughout the year via bespoke content and events

Meet edie's 30 under 30 class of 2019

Aspiring young sustainability, CSR and energy professionals from the likes of the BBC, innocent Drinks, Formula E and Harrods were among the inaugural members of edie's new 30 Under 30 initiative for 2019.

The edie 30 Under 30 will provide a springboard for the best and boldest young sustainability and energy professionals to develop their careers

Are you a rising sustainability star? Nominations open for new '30 Under 30' campaign

Ambitious young sustainability business leaders are invited to join 30 Under 30 – an all-new networking programme for young sustainability and energy professionals to share ideas and further their careers.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: In the green room with AB InBev's Tony Milikin and Ezgi Barcenas

Welcome back to the green room - edie's exclusive interview hub for sustainability leaders, brought to you as part of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. Up next to provide the insights of a leading sustainable business: Ab InBev's chief sustainability and procurement officer Tony Milikin and global vice president of sustainability Ezgi Barcenas.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: In the Green Room with Ball's Ramon Arratia

Welcome back to the green room - edie's exclusive interview hub for sustainability leaders, brought to you as part of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. Up next to provide the insights of a leading sustainable business: Ball Corporation's sustainability director Ramon Arratia.

How do sustainability professionals' salaries compare to the national average?

The average salary for UK-based sustainability professionals has fallen over the past two years after a period of overall low wage growth for the nation, a new survey has found. But, how do the industry's levels of pay, job satisfaction and gender equality compare to the national average?

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: edie Live review, susty superheroes and a World Cup quiz

Episode 43 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast sees edie reflect on its flagship event in Birmingham - featuring interviews from the likes of Futerra, Global Action Plan and Adnams - before the team are quizzed on the sustainability of the FIFA 2018 World Cup.


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