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  • Thematic Bonds: Opportunities and Risks

    By: Slok Gyawali
    September 23, 2022
    NAEM Blog post: Thematic Bonds: Opportunities and Risks
    Even those who don’t believe in the concept itself can no longer deny the fact that climate change is disrupting how business is done. Companies are witnessing dramatic changes in the business environment, regulatory policy, access to finance, and stakeholder expectations, and as such, are making sweeping changes to address risk and capitalize on opportunities. To navigate the coming transformative decade, businesses will need to think creatively about how they can harness available resources.
  • Building Organizational Resilience with ESG

    By: Graham Freeman
    September 14, 2022
    NAEM Blog: Build Organizational Resilience with ESG
    Organizations need to do more than know their product lines, research their customers and balance the books. They also need to understand the threats and opportunities that are part of the world in which they operate. Understanding the nature of risk might not be the most exciting part of running an organization, but it's the one that will help to ensure you have an organization to work at in the years to come.
  • 3 Ways to Ensure ESG Data Quality

    By: Jean-Grégoire Manoukian
    August 25, 2022
    NAEM Blog: 3 Ways to Ensure ESG Data Quality
    ESG is transitioning from a reputational issue to a compliance one. This means you must make sure your ESG data is accurate. If your data is inaccurate, you could end up with a legal problem, in addition to a reputational one. Learn more about three ways to verify and ensure the quality of your ESG data.
  • Identifying Hazards In Non-Routine Work & Emergencies

    By: Doug Pontsler
    August 18, 2022
    Non-routine or infrequent tasks, including maintenance and startup/shutdown activities, present a range of hazards. Emergencies also present hazards that must be identified and understood. In both cases, hazard identification, situational awareness and critical thinking are essential to optimizing outcomes and making what may turn out to be life-saving decisions.
  • ESG Assurance – An Opportunity For Transparency & Trust

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    July 1, 2022
    ESG Assurance – an opportunity for transparency and trust
    Customers, employees and investors are increasingly putting ESG issues front and center when making decisions about the companies they engage with. Rising shareholder and consumer activism, as well as new forms of regulation, mean that it is no longer enough to simply state ambitions or good intentions. The challenge is to prove to stakeholders that policies and initiatives are translating into meaningful action and impact throughout the company’s business plan and its supply chain. Brands that can achieve this have an opportunity to establish long-term loyalty, advocacy and even competitive advantage.
  • SEC Proposed Changes to Climate Risk Disclosures: What You Should Know

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    May 19, 2022
    SEC Proposed Changes to Climate Risk Disclosures: What You Should Know
    On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed major rule amendments to require the disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities. Notably, the proposal includes a requirement for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to be reported and independently verified by a third-party specialist.
  • The Path to Net Zero: Taking Action Over What You Control

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    April 5, 2022
    The Path to Net Zero: Taking Action over what you Control
    The high-level approach to achieving real net zero is straightforward: eliminate Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) where you can across the lifecycle; reduce emissions of those that can’t be eliminated; substitute more carbon-intensive activities and sources with less intensive approaches and renewable energy; and as a last resort neutralize only that which is unavoidable, through the acquisition of offsets.
  • COP26 - Did Glasgow Meet the Standard?

    By: Heather Moore, P.E.
    January 3, 2022
    NAEM Blog COP26: Did Glasgow Meet the Standard?
    The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The tone of COP is often optimistic in week one, with reporting running into the reality of compromise and delay in week two. Yet the tone surrounding COP26 was one of managing expectations – so what was the final verdict?
  • Creating a Net Positive Organization

    By: Charles Redinger, PhD, MPA, CIH
    December 8, 2021
    Creating a Net Positive Organization
    Possibly the most important and complex thing we do in our professional practice is the management of change (MOC). This is a central component of our management systems, and, is also referred to as change management. As EHSS professionals we orient to MOC mainly from a technical perspective. I focus here on a non-technical aspect of it and suggest that we stand at a leadership threshold, one, that if we step through, can provide greater enterprise-wide impact.
  • Mapping ESG Strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act

    By: Joy Inouye
    December 8, 2021
    Mapping ESG Strategy to Plan-Do-Check-Act
    The topic of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has increasingly been getting more traction and attention from the world’s leading companies, investors, and consumers. More companies like yours are looking for the best way to establish and implement actions and strategies related to ESG, managing and evaluating these efforts in similar ways to other management system activities. What you need is a process to guide your ESG activities and to know if they are achieving the desired outcomes and enhancing your business performance.
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