EBJ Recognizes ERM for Growth of its Climate Change Practice and Organizational Innovation

21 January 2008

Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) has selected ERM for two awards which recognize the Development of a New Practice Area and the company's Organizational Innovation.

The EBJ's Environmental Business Achievement Awards selected ERM as a winner in the New Practice Areas Category for the 60% growth in revenues generated from our climate-change practice in the last year. During 2007, a core climate change team of 10 people working at a global level was established, with rapid recruitment continuing around the world to ensure that the our climate change practitioners are strategically positioned to meet clients’ needs.

Carbon Schools were also set up to help educate ERMers in the way in which climate change interlinks across all aspects of the work we do, with this approach being rolled out externally in March to provide clients with the information and tools necessary to address their own climate change issues and to identify the business benefits of doing so.

ERM was also selected in the Organizational Innovation Category for the establishment of our Knowledge Sharing Platform – Minerva. Launched in May 2007, Minerva’s primary objective is to create a strong social network within ERM to enable the firm’s global experts to “discover” one another, share resources, and work together to deliver the best innovative solutions to clients.

Minerva role in supporting ERM’s business strategy and objectives using Web2.0 technologies such as wikis, blogs and interactive forums to transform businesses, organizational culture, and employees’ ways of working, in addition to having received more that 2.8 million hits in its first six months of operation, also supported the nomination.

The EBJ awards will be presented at the upcoming Environmental Industry Summit on 20 February.


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