NAEM to Share Results from "Planning for a Sustainable Future"

Free webinar on Feb.11 will feature highlights from NAEM's 2014 trends report
Press Release

Please join NAEM on Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m. (EST) for a FREE presentation of results from “Planning for a Sustainable Future”, an in-depth analysis of the ideas that will shape environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability management in the year to come.

This one-hour presentation will identify the organizational priorities for leadership companies this year as well as the thinking that will shape budgets over the coming 12-16 months.

These trends include:

Collaboration is Key to Creating an Engaged Culture of Sustainability

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How do you create an engaged culture of sustainability within a company? In this panel discussion you will hear how green teams, cross-functional collaboration with human resources, and communications all play a role in motivating employees around the company's goals. The speakers are: Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations for Dell Inc.; Gretchen Digby, Director of Global Education Initiatives at the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand Co.; and Andy Savitz, author of "Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line."

Businesses Need to Prepare for Sea Level Rise

Author John Englander says Sea Level Rise is a Manageable Risk if Companies Begin Today
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For the past 6,000 years--the duration of human civilization--sea level has remained relatively unchanged. That is no longer the case today. Sea level rise is now moving the shoreline inland, posing new challenges for businesses and communities. At NAEM's Forum last week in Montreal, John Englander, author of "High Tide on Main Street," illuminated the business risks and made the case for 'intelligent adaptation' to more than 500 corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. In this video interview, he discusses the science and shares some of the highlights from his keynote presentation.

Here Comes the Ampersand

Cross-functional collaboration is the new skill set for EHS professionals

By NAEM Staff

When NAEM was founded in 1991, its members were primarily responsible for pollution prevention, regulatory compliance and waste management programs. That is no longer the case today. The emergence of sustainability as a business management paradigm is transforming what NAEM members do, where they sit, and yes, the number of ampersands in their titles. 

Practicing Sustainability in the Real World

By Kate Even Sustainability Communications Intern at AMCOL International Corp.
When I first arrived at AMCOL International Corp. to begin my summer internship working on sustainability communications for the environment, health and safety (EHS) department, I set ambitious goals for myself. I thought I would be able to come in, tell them what they needed to do to advance their sustainability program and we would be on our way. I quickly learned that it doesn’t work that way in the real world.

Taking a New Approach to Professional Development for our Multi-Dimensional Function


By Michael Miller, Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety at Dean Foods

As the co-chair of the Forum planning committee, I am excited to see this year's conference program shaping up to be one of the best ones yet. To make the experience fresh for those of you who know us well, and to meet the needs of those of you who are new to us, we’ve looked at the process in a new way.

Kimberly Jackson, EHS Director of U.S. Operations; Spectra Energy Corp.

This month we introduce you to Kimberly Jackson, EHS Director of U.S. Operations at Spectra Energy Corp., one of the members who helps make our network so unique.
Why did you join NAEM?
I was in search of an organization/association for management-level EHS decision-makers. Most organizations have a mix of professionals and management-level personnel and are less focused on strategic issues. I discovered NAEM via an Internet search and I attended the annual conference and determine whether it was the right fit.

Credentials Remain Valuable Professional Asset

Brad Waldron first noticed the value of his Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) credential the year that the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) recognized his achievement with a purple ribbon for his annual conference badge.
“I remember that being the first year where doors started to open for me,” said Mr. Waldron, Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs for Caesar’s Entertainment Corp. “Getting that certification was the gateway.”


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