• Global alliance toboost green skills and sustainability expertise

Consultancy Services

Global alliance toboost green skills and sustainability expertise

May 31 2024

Two organisations dedicated to embedding sustainability into the global economy have united to form an alliance encompassing 25,000 environment and sustainability professionals.

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the world’s largest membership body for sustainability professionals, headquartered in the United Kingdom with nearly 22,000 members, has partnered with the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), Australasia’s leading body for environmental practitioners with over 3,000 members.

Both IEMA and EIANZ are committed to equipping as many people as possible with green skills to achieve a fully sustainable economy. Their focus includes tackling complex issues such as climate change, the circular economy, and biodiversity preservation.

The alliance will offer reciprocal membership benefits, granting access to professional development, training, qualifications, events, publications, and networking opportunities.

IEMA CEO Sarah Mukherjee MBE stated, “Forming alliances with organisations that share our values is essential to advancing global sustainability. This partnership with EIANZ is a fantastic opportunity to leverage our strengths, mobilise our networks, and amplify our collective impact. Learning from each other will be key, as we encourage our members to collaborate, share expertise, and support capacity building for sustainability professionals worldwide. We hope this partnership is the first of many alliances with like-minded organisations globally.”

EIANZ President Vicki Brady FEIANZ CEnvP added, “The challenges facing the environmental profession are global, so EIANZ is thrilled to join forces with IEMA to scale up our impact. This partnership enables our members to make a significant positive difference to environmental outcomes through knowledge exchange, professional development, and new connections. We look forward to working with IEMA on shared goals to benefit our members and the global environmental profession.”

As part of the reciprocal arrangement, EIANZ members will receive a 30% discount on IEMA membership, which includes benefits such as free access to the IEMA Connect conference, IEMA Futures Events, member-only webinars, practical guidance, toolkits, a subscription to Transform magazine, and the IEMA digital badge.

Similarly, IEMA members joining EIANZ will enjoy a 30% discount on annual membership fees, granting them access to discounts on EIANZ events, the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, the weekly Institute Insider newsletter, and opportunities to contribute to policy discussions through EIANZ’s Special Interest Sections and Communities of Practice.

This partnership with IEMA adds to EIANZ’s existing agreements with the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA), the New Zealand Association of Impact Assessment (NZAIA), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and The National Environmental Law Association (NELA).



Jul 03 2024 Bangkok, Thailand

Pumps & Valves Asia 2024

Jul 03 2024 Bangkok, Thailand

The World Biogas Expo 2024

Jul 10 2024 Birmingham, UK

ICMGP 2024

Jul 21 2024 Cape Town, South Africa

Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

Jul 24 2024 Sydney, Australia

View all events