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Executive Brief - May 14, 2015 - What Do Chief Sustainability Officers Actually Do?
NAEM Executive Brief May 14, 2015

"Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel." - H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946), Prolific science fiction writer

What Do Chief Sustainability Officers Actually Do?
How can onlookers know whether a CSO is driving real change, or is just the Chief Greenwasher? Oftentimes the most important achievements of a CSO are those that are so embedded in the core business of the company that they're practically invisible. Read more...

New Managers As Leaders: Closing The Skills Gap
In this volatile and ever-changing environment, new managers matter. With their enthusiasm, energy, and fresh ideas , new managers can be positioned to become effective as leaders if they're properly developed from the beginning. It is important for executives to consider that helping new managers adapt to the role of a manager, as well as to the role of a leader, requires them to synergize two very different skill sets. Read more...

Walmart, General Mills and Anheuser-Busch Make Greening Freight a Priority
Spring is high season for corporate responsibility reports, with some of the world's most recognizable brands releasing their latest updates. While each company has its own unique sustainability challenges and priorities, every one of them has a global supply chain that requires an extensive logistics network to move goods from manufacturing facilities to end customers. Read more...

Workplace Worries for Women
Women's work-related health concerns differ from men's for a number of reasons, including different types of jobs being performed, as well as social, economic and cultural factors. For example, because women are more likely to hold part-time jobs, they could be more afraid to voice safety concerns for fear of losing their jobs, the CDC says. Read more...

Starbucks Moves Ethos Water Bottling Out Of Drought-Hit California
Starbucks Corp said it would stop sourcing water for its Ethos Water brand in California. Beginning in May and over the next six months, Starbucks said it plans to move production to its Pennsylvania supplier. The announcement comes a week after the magazine Mother Jones published a report showing that Ethos Water was sourced in areas deemed to be in "exceptional drought." Read more...

Heineken Saved $84 Million By Using Less Water And Energy-And Wants The World To Know
Started in 2010, Heineken's "Brewing a Better World" program has been continuously monitoring the company's improvements in its sustainable business practices against 2008 benchmarks. Heineken will reassess its progress every three years until 2020, but 2015 is a major milestone year for the program. Read more...

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