A new study by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has found that a mere 13% of companies have sufficient skills in the area of sustainability management to respond to the coming challenges posed by climate change, resource shortages, and population increases. Not only will this skill gap lead to many companies being unable to capitalize on the great business opportunities offered by increased sustainability, but this will also make their current operations increasingly less efficient and feasible.

In response, the IMEA has drafted a Sustainability Skills Action Plan to respond to this challenge. The plan lays out a four point approach to help business build up the necessary sustainability skills without sacrificing their current business. The plan has already received support from several global leaders, such as Jaguar Land Rover, WSP, Rolls Royce, and EDF Energy.

Read more: IMEA Sustainability Skills Action Plan

 

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