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Learn from authors whose work and thought leadership has advanced the professional practice of EHS & Sustainability management
  • Aligning Environmental Metrics with Business Performance

    By: Howard Brown
    August 16, 2012
    In spite of all of this progress, environment and business are still viewed as separate topics with separate (albeit more closely related) goals. The actual intersection at which good environmental and business practices become one - the point at which they become truly aligned - has eluded us.
  • “Not On My Watch”: How Sandy Stash Found Career Success by Leading Change in Challenging Environments

    By: NAEM Staff
    July 31, 2012
    A petroleum engineer by training, Sandy Stash was one of the first women to work as a drilling engineer and drilling rig foreman at ARCO locations across North America. Today she is the Global Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Operational Assurance at Talisman Energy.
  • Leadership and Management: "It Takes Two"

    By: Kelvin Roth
    July 6, 2012
    Learn about practicing both leadership and management, and discover the importance and necessity for an individual to have both in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
  • The Art of Selling Environment, Health and Safety

    By: Kelvin Roth
    June 1, 2012
    We know that EHS programs don’t succeed without senior management support. But to gain this support, you must know how to sell your program, find out how by reading this post.
  • The Most Important Weapon in the Sustainability Toolbox

    By: Bruce Klafter
    May 23, 2012
    What is the most important skill sustainability professionals need to do their job? An understanding of lifecycle analysis? The ability to calculate a greenhouse gas inventory? A command of climate science?
  • Aligning Sustainability Goals, Vocabulary

    By: Sandy Nessing
    May 21, 2012
    The first was that suppliers and utilities are in agreement that sustainability is a bottom line business issue. Suppliers and utilities said that if making changes to business practices improves their return on investment, they wouldn’t hesitate to do it. The second theme was the need for more consistency around the definition of sustainability.
  • Transforming Sustainability Principles Into Sustainable Products

    By: NAEM Staff
    April 30, 2012
    For Johnson & Johnson, EHS reviews are embedded in the new product development process. Learn how the company's product stewardship transforms sustainability principles into sustainable products.
  • Engaging Employees Means Sparking Passion

    By: Alex Pollock
    April 24, 2012
    One of the greatest leadership challenges we face continues to be the unlocking of human potential in our workplaces. “Organizations will never be fully capable until they are fully human”, proclaims Hamel.
  • What We Can Learn From the Foxconn Factory Audit

    By: Bruce Klafter
    April 2, 2012
    A 2012 Fair Labor Association audit of working conditions in a major electronics assembly plant in China turned up alarming conditions. Unfortunately, these issues are not limited to any one company or industry. What can we all learn from this experience?
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