The UK sustainability sector now has a professional body for establishing standards, developing a code of conduct and creating learning and development opportunities with the launch of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), writes Edie.net.
More than 200 sustainability professionals descended upon London’s Guildhall earlier this week for the launch of ICRS, which now is open for membership from in-house professionals, consultants, academics and students.
Speaking at the launch, the not-for-profit organisation’s project director Rowena Webster said: “Our mission is to support people to be brilliant in their CR and sustainability work. We want to help and provide those in the sector with the skills and development opportunities to raise their ambition and achievement.
“As well as supporting individuals, we will work to ensure corporate responsibility and sustainability is recognised as a profession and provide it with a single voice. We believe the importance of the Institute is reflected by the fact that attendance at today’s launch was restricted only by the size of the room – we had a significant waiting list of people wanting to attend.
“We look forward to welcoming them all as members in the coming weeks and months.”