• Software Solutions for ESG Data Management and Reporting

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    Preparing voluntary and mandatory ESG reports and sustainability disclosures has become a top priority for many corporations in the last two years as a way to demonstrate accountability and transparency to stakeholders.
  • The Future of Machine Learning in EHS and ESG

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    “Machine learning” is a general name given to any technology-based approach that uses methods that “learn” or adapt, and in doing so, help the user solve problems using data.
  • Sustainability Needs Decision-Centric Data

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    We have seen a massive increase in interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues as the financial community looks to address ESG risks and guide investment toward green business models. What does this mean for the EHS and Sustainability community? ESG represents a tremendous opportunity that must be understood and managed carefully.
  • NextEra Energy’s Real Plan for Real Zero™

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    NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 company, is the first company in history committed to moving past net zero all the way to Real Zero™, leveraging low-cost renewables to drive energy affordability for businesses to ensure a sustainable future.
  • 5 Steps to Developing Your ESG Strategy

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    Developing and reporting on ESG is a demonstration of strong corporate leadership and governance. This tends to have positive impacts on a company’s brand, legal liability, and financial position. EHS professionals are in a unique position to take the lead on ESG initiatives. You’re already managing several programs that fall under the ESG umbrella. You have a great deal of data at your fingertips, and understand the value engaged employees people bring to the programs under your purview. In short, you’re in a perfect position to drive performance improvements across the organization and help maintain a competitive edge. Given that you’re a key player in any ESG initiative, how do you get one off the ground?
  • A path towards achieving net zero carbon targets

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    Globally, public and private sector organizations are making ambitious commitments about reducing or eliminating their carbon footprint through net zero targets and beyond. Those tasked with achieving these lofty goals are often apprehensive wondering – “How do we make this happen?” The pressures of achieving net zero targets are real. Financial institutions are divesting their holdings in companies that are high emitters. Workers are asking about implementation and holding their employers accountable. And buyers are looking for ways to improve their supply chain and demanding vendors show progress. The impact of a carbon economy is emerging.
  • Maturity Pathway for ESG & Sustainability

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    Maturity Pathway for ESG & Sustainability Managing and measuring strategic Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives can be a daunting task and is often compounded if there aren’t specific processes, tools, and people in place to help manage the task of gathering and synthesizing the data and narratives that roll up and into ESG programs.
  • The Role of Psychosocial Safety in the Workplace

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    When employees feel comfortable in their roles and are willing to be their own person, ask for help, share their ideas, or challenge the status quo without fear of backlash, organizations are more likely to innovate, become more diverse, and adapt to change - factors which have grown in importance as a result of the pandemic.
  • Thematic Bonds: Opportunities and Risks

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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.
  • The Path to Net Zero

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    The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report (AR6)1 could not have been clearer. Human activity has warmed our planet and to manage global warming, we must limit cumulative carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to at least net zero, while cutting other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To keep global warming to 1.5°C as targeted by the Paris Agreement and to reduce the destructive impacts of climate change, global GHG emissions need to reach net zero by 2050. Without action, weather and climate extremes will become more frequent and intense in every region across the globe.
  • ISO 45001: Protecting Your People

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    Occupational health and safety management systems have traditionally focused on physical safety rather than broader health and well-being. With both the impact and costs of employee mental health building as a result of the pandemic, organizations are now recognizing that OH&S is no longer just about managing physical risk, it must address the often hidden challenges that mental health and well-being brings to the changing world of work.

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