2 March 2022

IOM3 partners with CWP to present ‘Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero’

A new digital series exploring our industry’s role in addressing the climate crisis is to launch in October.


IOM3 is partnering with Content With Purpose (CWP) to produce a digital series exploring the essential role of the materials, minerals and mining communities in addressing the climate crisis and achieving net zero targets.

Advances across material cycles unlock the transformative potential of circular economies. Better management of resources, alternatives to unnecessary single use applications, the reuse of materials and minerals and responsible mining are all the foundation of sustainability and resource efficiency.

This is a critical time to harness the potential of materials, minerals and mining. Net zero targets in the UK and beyond will only be met through the industry’s innovation, invention and collaboration. 'Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero' tells the stories of the inspirational individuals and organisations carving the way to a more sustainable future.

Featuring interviews, podcasts, films, articles and a documentary, the digital series will explore progress in areas such as novel materials, innovative technologies, systems and approaches, policy, training and collaboration. It will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practice, while raising awareness and inspiring the next generation.

'Material Change: Resourcing Net Zero' will launch in October 2022. It will be promoted through an extensive digital marketing and communications campaign with tailored content for specific audiences including the IOM3 network, materials, minerals and mining communities and the wider engineering and scientific world, as well as policy makers, young people and the general public.

IOM3 CEO Dr Colin Church CEnv FIMMM, said, 'There’s no doubt that the work of materials, minerals and mining professionals around the world will determine if net zero is achieved.  I'm proud of the progress our sectors have already made but I’m equally aware of the challenges we now face. We are delighted to partner with CWP to showcase the inspiring work of our communities and stimulate further collaboration that moves us towards circularity.'

Max Smith, Managing Director, CWP, said 'This is an industry pushing the very limits of our scientific knowledge, constantly redefining what's possible. We are looking forward to meeting those whose ingenuity, expertise and imagination is being deployed in the pursuit of a truly circular economy and net zero, to appreciate their efforts and provide a catalyst for progress.'

CWP is a strategic content creator that works in partnership with leading member bodies and associations; engaging professionals on their industries' contribution to solving the climate and ecological crisis.

Organisations interested in contributing to the series should contact Max Smith of CWP to learn more: [email protected]

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