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Executive Brief - July 14, 2016 - The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
NAEM Executive Brief July 14, 2016

"Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching" - Proverb

The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
The largest number of shareholder resolutions filed by investors now concern social and environmental issues. This is a recent phenomenon, increasing dramatically over the past five years. This data suggests the need to rethink how we view investor activism. Done well, it can improve a company's sustainability in addition to its performance. Read more

Ford and Ben & Jerry's are Embracing Climate Disruption - And Your Company Needs to, as Well
Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that previously seemed unimaginable. Ford's latest corporate report states, “To remain successful, we need to adapt and transform. That's why our strategy has one foot in today and one foot in tomorrow, encompassing our core business as an automaker and new opportunities in mobility.” Read more

Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California's Water Woes
California has found deep groundwater sources, but pumping and cleaning the water from such extreme depths could also be more costly than turning to water sources we know we can "tap," like treated wastewater. Everyday an estimated 1.5 billion gallons of treated water are flushed into the ocean in California. Recycled wastewater, highly purified, is a resource the state should be tapping. And some California companies are already doing it. Read more

If a Carbon Tax is to Move Through Congress, Exxon has to Pull it Along
If a carbon tax is going to happen, it will be the major oil companies that get on board to push it. To that end, Exxon says that it will support a carbon tax that is revenue neutral, or one where the revenues from the tax are plowed back into economy in the form of clean energy investments or used to reduce other corporate taxes. Read more

LinkedIn's Top Three Secrets To Getting Hired In 2016
Here's what you need to know in order to stay ahead of the competition in 2016 and into the next few years. Read more

Wildly Popular Pokemon Go Leads to Robberies, Injuries, and a Body
The new mobile game, Pokemon Go, has become an overnight sensation with fans but also played a role in armed robberies, the discovery of a body, and minor injuries to fans distracted by the app. 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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