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  • Sustainability Needs Decision-Centric Data

    By: Peter Walsh
    November 17, 2022
    Sustainability Needs Decision-Centric Data
    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™

    By: Rick Walker
    October 6, 2022
    NAEM Blog: NextEra Energy’s Real Plan for Real Zero
    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

    By: Jade Brainard
    October 6, 2022
    NAEM Blog: 5 Steps to Developing Your ESG Strategy
    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

    By: Katrina Kroeze Greg Carli
    October 4, 2022
    NAEM Blog: A Path Toward Achieving Net Zero Carbon Targets
    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

    By: Chris Michie
    October 4, 2022
    NAEM Blog: Maturity Pathway
    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

    By: Bill Barnes
    September 28, 2022
    NAEM Blog: The Role of Psychosocial Safety in the Workplace
    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

    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.
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