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IEMA Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice

The diploma will benefit managers, advisers, consultants and others with a specialist environmental or sustainability role, who wish to build their strategic knowledge and skills. It addresses a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues and topics, including environmental and social risk identification, strategies for improving performance and personal effectiveness to instigate and lead change.

The programme enables delegates to gain the knowledge needed to progress to full membership of IEMA, (MIEMA) and Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv). It is delivered in three one-week modules.

  • Course content
  • Module 1: managing environmental media and issues

    • Biodiversity and natural capital
    • Natural cycles
    • Global environmental issues
    • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
    • Carbon footprinting
    • Energy security
    • Resource security
    • Stranded assets
    • Water risk

    Module 2: sustainability for business

    • Social aspects of sustainability
    • The business case for sustainability
    • Sustainability good practice
    • Sustainable procurement
    • Eco-design
    • Circular economy
    • Resource efficiency/management systems
    • Transparency and reporting

    Module 3: Personal effectiveness for change

    • Ethics and leadership
    • Corporate governance – strategic risks
    • Organisation structure and culture
    • Managing change
    • Communication skills
    • Financial modelling
    • Building effective teams
  • Pre-requisites
  • Prospective candidates should be aware this is a professional level qualification approximately equivalent to Masters’ degree level (level 7).

    Practitioner level Membership of IEMA or equivalent practical experience in an Environmental or sustainability role would be preferable.

  • Assessment
  • Assessment of each module is a workplace based assignment, giving delegates the opportunity to combine work and study directly as the assignments will be of benefit to employers.

  • More details
  • By completing this course, delegates will:

    On successful completion of the course delegates will gain the IEMA Diploma SBP qualification (DipSBP).

    The programme enables delegates to gain the knowledge needed to progress to full membership of IEMA, (MIEMA) and Chartered Environmentalist status (CEnv)