Celebrating crucial black achievement in history, Nicole Lee, member of Ethnic Minorities in Materials Minerals and Mining (EMM3) and Senior Engineer at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, talks about the vital contributions made by Katherine Johnson, one of the female African-American mathematicians whose calculations were critical to the success of NASA’s USA space programme.
As UK universities now approach the start of the 2020/21 academic year, and planning for this is in the final stages, this blog looks at the implications for face-to-face teaching and practical content.
In our latest blog, IOM3 Strategic Advisor Cynthia Adu looks at how we can help to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Race – the topic that can often be the elephant in the room and can become uncomfortable for those participating in the discussion. On the other side of that, it can be emotionally exhausting for those conducting and navigating through these difficult conversations.
Graham Ormondroyd considers the the third pillar of sustainability – the social aspects and what influence does the production of an item, or the provision of a service, have on people’s lives, communities and countries?
If you can remember back to the start of the New Year, the defining issue was clearly set out to be the continuation at an increasing volume and intensity of the environmental debate. Events around the globe were accumulating evidence that supports the calls for an international, globally coordinated response to the ‘climate emergency’. In the last quarter of the year COP26 was to be held in Glasgow (now postponed until 2021), and to many couldn’t come soon enough, the only concerns were around ‘would it go far enough?’
Confronted with an onslaught of industry and economic discontinuities, businesses today are compelled to change the way they compete. Leaders face profound choices about which path to take to achieve some level of performance improvement.
There has recently been much discussion regarding climate change, recycling of materials, sustainability and social responsibility. Governments are promising to plant billions of trees per year. Our food packaging cannot be recycled (so why not make packaging that can?). Coal is dirty. Hydrocarbons are polluting the atmosphere. SF6 is more harmful than methane. Unfortunately mining, which always comes in for criticism, is at the top of the hit (or the beating) list.
When I came into my role just over a year ago, I knew already that 2019 would be a big year for IOM3, and so it proved to be. Colin Church discuss his first year as IOM3 CEO.
The circular economy holds the promise of decoupling economic growth from resource consumption and represents an economic opportunity that could unlock an additional €1.8 Trillion of value for business and society by 2030, for Europe alone.