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Executive Brief - May 29 2014 - President Obama Plans to Cut Carbon Emissions
NAEM Executive Brief May 29, 2014

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom" - Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), English philosopher and statesman

President Said to Be Planning to Use Executive Authority on Carbon Rule
President Obama will use his executive authority to cut carbon emissions from the nation's coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent, according to people familiar with his plans, which will spur the creation of a state cap-and-trade program forcing industry to pay for the carbon pollution it creates. It would be the strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change and could become one of the defining elements of Mr. Obama's legacy. Read more....

Why Now Is The Time For The Commercial Building Industry To Jump On Board With Solar
There's no question about it, studies have proven most Americans agree that renewable energy is crucial to our future. In addition, while electricity rates across the country continue to increase, solar panels become more affordable and viable than ever. Read more....

Alcoa Reports 'Safest, Most Environmentally Efficient Year on Record'
Alcoa says 2013 was the safest, most environmentally efficient year in the company's history, as the company cut its DART injury rate by 30 percent and reduced emissions by 3.1 million metric tons. Read more....

Carbon Emissions Up After Five-Year Decline
After a five-year decline, CO2 emissions in the US are on the rise, according to the latest data from the US Energy Information Administration. Read more....

Healthy buildings: Why Workers are Demanding Sustainable Offices
Florence Nightingale advised hospitals to throw open their windows to make for a healthier environment. It was good advice in the early struggle for better buildings but today the demands are even more challenging: buildings mustn't waste energy, suffocate their inhabitants nor dull them into a state of laziness. It is a tall order but experts say big strides are being made, especially with the rise of global standards and initiatives that are leading to sweeping changes in buildings from New York to Beijing. Read more....

You Are What You Share: Three Keys to Building Your Authentic Leadership Story
Leadership has traditionally been positioned as a finite social resource that can only be possessed by a few individuals at any given moment. After all, not everyone can be a leader all the time. Right? Wrong. 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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