EIC News

EIC shares new three year corporate plan

By |2021-09-17T19:31:19+01:00September 17th, 2021|EIC News|

EIC is delighted to share its new Corporate Plan for 2020 to 2023. Outlining the priorities and work themes for the organisation, the Plan provides a framework for activity over the next three years. The document outlines the ambitions for EIC in terms of nurturing a political, economic and commercial framework that enables environmental

Supporting Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh SMEs

By |2021-09-17T19:05:45+01:00September 17th, 2021|EIC News|

New versions of our SME guide to Net Zero published in advance of COP26. Following the publication of the joint EIC and ACE guide for SMEs on Net Zero earlier in the year, we have produced three new versions for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The guides provide SMEs working in the built environment

New HR working group for members

By |2021-09-02T16:26:46+01:00September 2nd, 2021|EIC News|

Thanks to the closer relationship between EIC and sister organisation ACE announced last year, EIC is pleased to share that members can now access a new working group focusing on HR. The HR forum discusses vital issues including skills gaps, attracting and retaining millennial workers, recruitment, and equality and diversity. For smaller members it

Staying green is a political balancing act

By |2021-07-20T14:48:22+01:00July 22nd, 2021|EIC News, Staff posts|

Politicians would do well to bear in mind that the public’s support for green measures cannot be taken for granted indefinitely, says Matthew Farrow. It has been noticeable over the past year that on the rare occasions when Boris Johnson has not been talking about the pandemic, he has usually been making a pronouncement

SME guide to Net Zero

By |2021-07-22T09:31:08+01:00July 20th, 2021|EIC News, Press release|

Net Zero: A guide for SMEs working in the built environment now available to Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) members. Aimed at small and medium sized members, the guide highlights the steps that should be taken towards a carbon free future, explores how Net Zero is already influencing client decision making,

No quick fixes on the road to net zero

By |2021-05-14T13:56:24+01:00May 14th, 2021|EIC News|

Ministers must wean themselves off quick-fix policy announcements to address net zero and instead adopt a more coordinated approach, says Matthew Farrow. Everyone likes a round number, especially politicians, so no surprise that when Rishi Sunak announced the snappily named Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) last year he allocated exactly £1bn to it. Having said

Net Zero Week: Get Involved Now

By |2021-03-29T14:44:17+01:00March 29th, 2021|EIC News|

As the UK gears up for COP26, ACE and EIC members are invited to get involved Net Zero Week, a new campaign which takes place 17 to 23 July 2021. EIC and sister organisation ACE are working alongside around 25 other business associations from across industry to showcase how each sector is taking positive steps

Keeping the Government honest on the environment

By |2021-03-23T10:55:09+00:00March 23rd, 2021|EIC News, Staff posts|

With the scale and breadth of the Government’s environmental ambitions, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is set to have a key role for years to come, says Matthew Farrow. Recently I was in a meeting with some of the Treasury officials who worked on the recently published Dasgupta review on

Download now: Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan

By |2021-03-23T10:56:14+00:00January 14th, 2021|EIC News|

In 2018 and 2019 the Government dramatically set reset the scale of our environmental ambitions. The 25 year Environment Plan was followed by an Air Quality Strategy that went beyond existing targets, and then the first legislated net zero target in the world. By 2020 we had a new Prime Minister and the biggest

Download now: Are we ready?

By |2021-03-23T10:56:41+00:00December 8th, 2020|EIC News|

Most built environment sectors are unprepared for Net Zero, with water, ports and airports the least ready, according to a major joint report by EIC and sister organisation, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment polled more than 130 Net Zero and sustainability experts who work across different