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Executive Brief - Oct 3 2013 - NAEM Executive Brief
NAEM Executive Brief Oct. 3, 2013

"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice." - Henry Ford, American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Co.

Doing More With Less
Research shows that even as growth resumes in the Americas and the European crisis recedes, that companies continue to work hard to "do more with less." The challenge, of course, is ensuring that "doing more with less" doesn't result in erosion of key capabilities or short-term gains that are untenable. Read more...

California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products
Under the new regulations, the State will develop a set of "priority products," that contain one of about 150 toxic chemicalsincluded on the list. Regulators will ask manufacturers of priority products to evaluate the design of these products and to replace these chemicals with safer alternatives if feasible. Read more...

Behind the Green Curtain: Early Learnings on GRI's G4
The race is on to master the new requirements of the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 guidelines. This comprehensive overhaul of the world's most popular sustainability reporting standards has big implications for the content of reports. But beyond that, it's important to ask, what does this all mean for how we manage sustainability strategy, communications and corporate reputation? Read more...

Climate Panel Says Upper Limit on Emissions Is Nearing
The world's top climate scientists formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, establishing a target level at which humanity must stop emitting them into the atmosphere or face irreversible climatic changes. Read more...

How Recycling Bias Affects What You Toss Where
Whether a piece of paper is whole or torn, and whether a can is intact or crushed may impact whether it gets recycled or thrown in the trash. Read more...

Demand For Water Outpacing Supply
Nearly one in 10 watersheds in the United States is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding natural supply. This is a trend that appears likely to become the new normal, according to a recent study. Read more...

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