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Executive Brief - April 2, 2015 - Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change
NAEM Executive Brief April 2, 2015

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." - Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924), 28th President of the United States

Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change
The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama's blueprint for cutting the United States greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Obama said the United States will cut emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025. Read more...

Nestlé, SAB Miller Increase Revenue up to 20% with Supply Chain Improvements
Nestlé, SAB Miller and UPS are among the 25 companies that have increased their revenue as much as 20 percent and cut supply chain costs up to 16 percent by implementing sustainable supply chain practices, according to a World Economic Forum report written in collaboration with Accenture. Read more...

Looking for Problems Makes Us Tired
People often avoid raising difficult issues, so the struggle to encourage this behavior has become a perennial management problem. Researchers have found that encouraging employees to achieve positive outcomes as opposed to avoiding negative outcomes can reduce employee fatigue and improve results. Read more...

FEMA To Require State Grant Recipients Plan For Climate Change
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is generally known for its role in cleaning up after natural disasters. But part of its mission is to help states prepare for disasters that are likely to strike and take steps to reduce the likely damage. It's new review guide explicitly states that climate change be considered for mitigation plans to receive funding. Read more...

California's Mandatory Water Restrictions: Impact On Ag and Business
Yesterday's mandatory restrictions on water use promises to have a major impact on California's agriculture and the things we eat, the extent of which is yet to be determined. The situation in California followed by the mandatory restrictions means California is headed into unchartered waters that promises to have unintended consequences. Read more...

Mexico Pledges to Cut Emissions 25% in Climate-Change Milestone
Mexico has become the first developing nation to formally promise to cut its global-warming pollution, a potential milestone in efforts to reach a worldwide agreement on tackling climate change. Mexico expects greenhouse-gas emissions to peak by 2026 and then decline, Environment Minister Juan Jose Guerra Abud said at a news conference in Mexico City Friday. The nation has pledged to curb the growth of pollutants 25 percent from its current trajectory by 2030. 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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