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Executive Brief - May 4, 2017 - Cultivating a Meaningful Career through Passion, Professional Devel
NAEM Executive Brief May 4, 2017

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” - Washington Irving (1783 – 1859), American short story writer, essayist, and biographer

Cultivating a Meaningful Career through Passion, Professional Development and Perseverance
As the Director of Global Retail Environmental Health & Safety at The Estée Lauder Companies, Drena Howard's passion for her work and leadership savvy have made her a rising star in the EHS&S profession. We spoke with her for this edition of CSR Talkback to learn more about the skills in her toolbox and how she invests in her professional development to advance her effectiveness. Read more...
CSR Wire

How Companies Say They're Using Big Data
Are companies seeing any value to their investments in “big data”? 80% say their investments are successful, with nearly one-half of all executives indicating that they have decreased expenses as a direct result of their investments in big data.  However, big data isn't just being used for cost-cutting. Read more...
Harvard Business Review
 
Six Key Takeaways from the NAEM 2017 EHS & Sustainability Software Conference
NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference is the best opportunity to meet with the leading solution providers in one place and to hear from fellow users who manage these systems on a daily basis. If you did not attend here are some of the most compelling ideas presented and discussed. Read more...
This article is a benefit of Arcadis' sponsorship of NAEM's EHS Software and Data Management Conference.
 
Biggest U.S. Companies Setting More Renewable-Energy Targets
48% of the Fortune 500 companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a new report. Many are finding that renewable energy isn't just cleaner, it's also often cheaper. About 190 Fortune 500 companies collectively reported about $3.7 billion in annual savings. Read more...
Bloomberg
 
Measuring True Impact: Why Science Is Redefining Our Definition of a Sustainable Company
The introduction of science-based sustainability goals is challenging businesses to rethink how they measure their impacts. Large-scale process changes require careful systems thinking and an understanding of the connection and balance between their business practices, society, and the environment. Read more...
Sustainable Brands
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Sudden Retirement from NASCAR and What It Tells Employers About the Value of Workplace Safety
Dale Jr. walked away from it all to remain safe. When determining how to improve your workplace, consider what drives your employees to remain loyal to your company. Lead with safety. 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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