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  • Translating the language of the CSO to that of the CFO

    A conversation between Jim Fava, Chief Sustainability Strategist at PE INTERNATIONAL, and Bob Willard, business sustainability expert and author. Willard is one of the leading voices in the sustainability debate. In books such as The Sustainability Advantage and its follow-up, The New Sustainability Advantage, he ...


    By thinkstep

  • Development of a framework to translate environmental risk assessment outputs into socioeconomic analysis inputs when developing Restrictions under REACH

    The aim of this project, which was undertaken for ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee, was to develop instructive examples for translating environmental risks into environmental impacts which can be practically used to inform SEA and eventual decision making under REACH. Specific project objectives were: To identify two substances for use as examples in ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Lost in Translation: Why Cultural Competency is an EHS Essential for Global Expansion

    While the business world is ripe with opportunities for companies to expand into new countries and markets, one crucial element that is often overlooked—and even discounted—is culture. As Robert Salomon, professor of International Management and Faculty Scholar at NYU’s Stern ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Facilitated expert judgment of environmental risks: acquiring and analysing imprecise data

    Expert judgment is essential for most practical, science–based risk analyses and forecasts. Typically, experts are asked to provide judgments in precise quantitative language. This requirement is a significant impediment to accurate and well–calibrated judgments because many scientists routinely misinterpret formal statistical language and concepts. Cognitive biases compound these conceptual and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative Risk Assessment

    ' Comparative risk assessment provides a systematic way to compare environmental problems that pose different types and degrees of health risk. It combines information on the inherent hazards of pollutants, exposure levels and population characteristics to predict the resulting health effects. Using data from available sources, rapid, inexpensive comparative risk assessments can identify the most ...


    By The World Bank

  • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment: Focussing on complex chemical risk assessment and the identification of highest risk conditions

    The mission of the Joint Research Centre, which is a Directorate General of the European Commission, is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support to the EU policy making process, ensuring support to the implementation and monitoring of existing policies and responding to new policy demands. The way that the Joint Research Centre accomplishes its customer-driven tasks is mainly ...


  • How to use mechanistic effect models in environmental risk assessment of pesticides: Case studies and recommendations from the SETAC workshop MODELINK

    Mechanistic effect models (MEMs) are useful tools for ecological risk assessment of chemicals to complement experimentation. However, there are currently no recommendations for how to use them in risk assessments. Therefore, the SETAC MODELINK workshop aimed at providing guidance for when and how to apply MEMs in regulatory risk assessments. The workshop focused on risk assessment of plant ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Air quality one of many risk factors for IVF

    Pregnancy is a complex process in the best possible scenario - two people deciding to have a baby and conceiving naturally. Even then, many things can go wrong. There is truth in sayings such as “babies are miracles.” But what if a couple just doesn’t get pregnant? According to the CDC, infertility is a common concern in North America, affecting one out of every eight couples ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Companies face hurdles to address climate risks

    A growing number of major global companies are assessing the risks posed by climate change, but many still struggle to translate climate data into actions to improve resilience, according to a new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). “Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience,” released today at Climate Week NYC, examines how companies ...

  • The new frontier in environmental finance

    China’s overseas presence has brought a new way of doing business to the world. By 2030, China may become the largest economy in the world. Less than one decade from now, emerging markets including Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Russia, will comprise half of world’s top ...

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

    Introduction Many of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Will the Consolidation in the Chemical Industry change its ESG risk profile?

    When the stock market closes today, the DowDuPont merger will officially be finalized and the new entity will start trading under the ticker DWDP (as of September first). This is the most recent – and certainly one of the most significant – mergers in an industry that has seen unprecedented consolidation. But what are the social and environmental ramifications of this consolidation ...


    By Sustainalytics

  • Collaboration Trumps competition for developers of water risk and stewardship tools

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Anne-Leonore Boffi, Program Officer with the ...

  • Defining the environmental compass points for exelon

    In this case study, a lead executive from a major producer of electricity explains how, through better business alignment and environmental strategy, the company out-maneuvered the financial pressures of post-Enron debt barriers. The fundamental challenge that Exelon leadership and the ESD Team sought to resolve was defining the direction or intent for the environmental strategy. Some felt that ...


    By AHC Group

  • How good is that environmental nonprofit, anyway?

    Green groups face a growing call to measure and report how well they do their jobs Greenpeace rates tech companies on their data centers. Oxfam America ranks food brands on the sustainability of their supply chains. The ...


    By Ensia

  • Enlibra: a new Shared Doctrine for Environmental Management

    Background During the first half of the 1970s, the nation enacted strong statutes to protect air and water, regulate waste, ensure the safety of drinking water, and protect endangered species. Several years later, the Superfund statute was enacted to speed the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. In each case, a federal program was developed to address immediate and widespread threats to the ...


  • Environmental Management System Implementation - Getting the Job Done

    The benefits of sustainable environmental management are clear: improved performance; reduced risk and liabilities; eligibility for a variety of environmental agency incentive programs; better public image; and improved operational efficiencies/cost reduction opportunities. Most organizations recognize that implementing an environmental management system (EMS) is the best means of ensuring proper ...


    By AECOM

  • New environmental management technology meets demanding needs of E&P clients

    Exploration & Production companies are constantly pushing the envelope in terms of performance, because increased performance has a direct translation into increased revenue. E&P companies are under tremendous pressure to produce, both to meet growing demand as well as to take advantage of market prices. At the same time companies are also under increasing pressure to meet the ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • ISO 14000: Should your Company Develop an Environmental Management System?

    Questions to Ask before investing company time & resources in EMS development: 1. Are your customers and stakeholders likely to demand you have an environmental management system in place? 2. What are the costs associated with your product that is lost to the environment? 3. Are environmental impacts of your processes creating a liability that put you or your company at risk? Environmental ...


    By ERS Global

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