E-learning opportunities for the waste and resource management sector have taken a significant step forward with the announcement by the CIWM that it is investing in the sustainability experts Revise Ltd.
CIWM has taken a significant stake in Revise, which has also attracted investment from intellectual property commercialisation specialists IP Group and venture capital firm Parkwalk Advisors, to launch its Cloud Sustainability software platform www.cloudsustainability.com.
Steve Lee, CIWM – “As well as strengthening CIWM’s investment portfolio, this strategic alliance positions the Institution at the cutting edge of ‘smart’ learning, and will enable us to offer the sector the very latest in online training and support”
Developed to revolutionise the way sustainability knowledge and training is delivered, the Cloud Sustainability platform helps organisations of any scale to learn about sustainability, comply with complex legislation, and improve performance.
Cloud Sustainability is designed to enable organisations to achieve their sustainability goals at a fraction of the traditional cost. It is already being used by big names, including Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke’s Hospital), the London School of Economics in the education sector, Sodexo in the facilities management sector, and AmeyCespa and Tradebe in the waste management sector.
In a separate deal, CIWM will also be working alongside the Revise team to develop a comprehensive waste and resource management e-learning offering for both the CIWM membership and a wider industry audience.
“As well as strengthening CIWM’s investment portfolio, this strategic alliance positions the Institution at the cutting edge of ‘smart’ learning, and will enable us to offer the sector the very latest in online training and support,” CIWM chief executive Steve Lee said. “Over the coming months we will be announcing some exciting new developments that will benefit our members, the waste and resource management industry, and the wider business community.”
“We are delighted to have CIWM on board, both as an investor and a working partner,” said Revise CEO Daniel Botterill. “Our aim with the Cloud Sustainability software platform is to provide a support and learning experience that empowers our clients to achieve genuine organisational self-sufficiency right across the spectrum of sustainability.
“CIWM’s expertise in waste and resource management will be invaluable in developing this aspect of the platform and our Waste Expert products more specifically.”