Executive Brief - July 14, 2016 - The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
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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…
Today NAEM announced its 2017 conference calendar, focused on the latest management challenges and emerging practices for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders. "Because the EHS&S field continues to evolve along with the spectrum of risks it manages, NAEM's 2017 calendar was developed to be timely and relevant to the needs of those leading these programs within companies," said Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt.
When NAEM joins the Greenway Foundation for a cleanup along the South Fork of the Platte River in downtown Denver later this month, its efforts will be powered by environmental, safety and sustainability leaders from companies such as Toyota Motor North America Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Bose Corp. and The WhiteWave Foods Co.