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Executive Brief - July 24 2014 - A World Without Water
NAEM Executive Brief July 27, 2014

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Christopher Columbus, (1451-1506) Italian explorer and navigator

A World Without Water
"The marginal cost of water is rising around the world. Previously, water was treated as a free raw material. Now, companies are realizing it can damage their brand, their credibility, their credit rating and their insurance costs. That applies to a computer chipmaker and a food company as much as a power generator or a petrochemicals company." Read more...

Public Comment Begins for the GPC draft 2.0
After a successful nine-month pilot test from May 2013 to January 2014, the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) has been revised and is now available for public comment until August 18th. The authors particularly welcome review by city officials, practitioners, and technical experts in the fields of energy, transportation, waste management, agriculture and forestry. Read more....

Management System - A Practical Prospective
In our environment, health and safety world there are numerous external management system standards including standards for energy management, environmental management, building and facility management, health and safety management, food safety, and sustainability just to name a few. Should your organization adopt a management system, and if so, what type? Read more....
This article is a benefit of Antea Group's sponsorship of the 2014 Advancing Compliance Assurance and EHS Management Systems conference.

Why Targeting 4 Human Emotions is Key to Marketing Sustainability
While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, sustainability has not been seeing the same success in its messaging. What sustainability needs to create the same impact is a similar level of insight into the best way to embrace the full range of human emotions. Because it's human emotion that's at the heart of what motivates us. Read more....

Missed Targets: When Companies Fail to Keep Their Key Sustainability Promises
When the Walt Disney Company reached out to Rainforest Action Network for help in crafting a new sustainable paper sourcing policy in 2012, the nonprofit was all ears. But after 18 months of working closely with the company, some of Rainforest Action Network's officials have grown frustrated with Disney's slow pace. Read more....

The Employee Engagement Puzzle
In a day and age where anyone can reach out to the world to share ideas, corporate officers are trying to tap this font of inspiration and funnel the goodwill and ideas into the company coffers. Read more....

NHL Dropping the Gloves Against Global Warming
In a North American major sports first, the National Hockey League released a comprehensive Sustainability Report on Monday assessing the league's impact on the environment and the steps its teams have taken to reduce their carbon footprints. The findings, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council's Allen Hershkowitz, amount to nothing less than "the single most important document about the environment ever produced by a professional sports organization." Read more...

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Gina McCarthy to Share Inspiring Vision at NAEM’s Conference for Corporate EHS&S Leaders

April 5, 2018

Safeguarding the environment and protecting public health can go hand-in-hand with business growth, Gina McCarthy says, and on May 16 she will share this vision with corporate leaders at NAEM's 2018 Compliance Management conference in Austin.

To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

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