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Executive Brief - March 20 2014 - Resilience in a Hotter World
NAEM Executive Brief March 20, 2014

"Light is the task where many share the toil." Homer (ca. 8th century BC), Ancient Greek poet

Resilience in a Hotter World
Companies today face many global-scale challenges-from destabilizing demographic shifts to the threat of financial system collapse-extreme weather caused by climate change and increasing limits on resources are both having an unprecedented impact, threatening corporate profits and global prosperity. These "megachallenges" will require companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies and tactics. Read more....

Sustainability Requires an 'Every Employee, Every Day' Approach
Because sustainability impacts occur in the hands of decision makers and front-line employees across an organization, a successful approach to sustainability requires that managing or acting sustainably be a job function for every employee, every day. This means everyone is responsible and no one is exempt from managing and acting with sustainability in mind. Read more....

The 'CVS Effect' in Effect: Apple, Disney and Chipotle Step Up
Five major brands have just made news for decisions that buck the bottom-line mantra. Could this be momentum for the "CVS Effect"? Take a look and see if you agree. And note too how brands are joining with allies on these issues, while one brand - Chipotle - is potentially breaking major new ground. Read more....

Scientists Sound the Alarm on Global Warming
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society with a membership of 121,200 scientists and "science supporters" globally, just released an 18-page report confirming that the world is at growing risk of "abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes" due to climate change. Read more....

NASA-funded study: Industrial Civilization Headed for 'Irreversible Collapse'?
A new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilization could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Read more....

Giving Safety a Brand Identify
More and more, forward-thinking organizations are branding their safety initiatives. The process of branding your safety efforts or programs within the overall safety strategy can produce some desirable and profitable results. Safety branding can be used to improve safety performance, enrich the safety culture, boost employee engagement or simply make participation in safety activities more rewarding and satisfying. Read more....

Levi's WaterLess Jeans Have Saved 770 Million Liters So Far
In celebration of World Water Day (March 22), Levi Strauss has released new stats about how much water can be saved by changing the way it makes its products: A new infographic illustrates the amount of water the company has saved through the production of its WaterLess jeans collection - designed to reduce the water used in the finishing process by up to 96 percent - and its 100% recycled water standard, a first for the apparel industry. Read more....

How to Build Connections When You're Just Starting Out
We know that opportunities often come our way thanks to the people we know. Unfortunately, many run into a conundrum: in order to meet people, you first need to know people. In hyper-competitive industries, access is everything, and the path to success will be much harder if you do not connect with people in your chosen field. Read more....

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Gina McCarthy to Share Inspiring Vision at NAEM’s Conference for Corporate EHS&S Leaders

April 5, 2018

Safeguarding the environment and protecting public health can go hand-in-hand with business growth, Gina McCarthy says, and on May 16 she will share this vision with corporate leaders at NAEM's 2018 Compliance Management conference in Austin.

To Make the Most of an EHS & Sustainability Software Investment, Don’t Skimp on the Implementation

March 7, 2018

Software is a powerful tool for accelerating EHS & Sustainability performance, but even the best tool can fail if it’s not implemented well, according to a new NAEM report that was published today. At the heart of the findings in NAEM’s “Ready, Set, Implement: How to Successfully Deploy an EHS & Sustainability Software System” is that success—or failure— often comes down to how well the company mapped the system to its core processes, trained its users and sold the value to the organization.

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