NAEM Network E-News

August 16, 2007
This week's management quote

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”

— Jimmy Carter , (1924-present), 39th U.S. President


  1. Morgan Stanley, DNV Launch Carbon Bank
  2. Chinese Officials to Visit U.S. For Safety Talks
  3. The Emergence of Patient Capital
  4. Survey: Few Job Seekers Care About CSR Initiatives
  5. Water, Water Everywhere, but Guilt by the Bottleful
  6. Books: Green Practice, Green Theory
  7. Job Opportunities


  • NAEM Forum: 15th Annual EHS Management Forum, Vancouver, BC October 24-25, 2007. Click here to register.
  • Green Power Conferences: Corporate Climate Response, Chicago, IL September 25-26, 2007. Click here for more information.

The news

Morgan Stanley, DNV Launch Carbon Bankarticle
Morgan Stanley will partner with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to help clients become carbon neutral, the companies announced Tuesday. The Morgan Stanley Carbon Bank will offer integrated carbon verification and offsetting services, helping clients take an emissions inventory and determine their carbon footprint using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative.

Chinese Officials to Visit U.S. For Safety Talks article
China will send delegations to the United States in August and September to discuss food and product safety following a spate of product recalls, a Chinese Embassy official said on Wednesday. The most recent concerned children's toys.

The Emergence of Patient Capitalcommentary
A few weeks back, Tom Friedman wrote an article calling for "patient capital" in Africa. While his observations were targeting developing countries, he inadvertently pointed in the direction of the future of social investment.

Survey: Few Job Seekers Care about CSR Initiativessurvey
Three-quarters of U.S. workers think companies have responsibilities to the community, but 70 percent don’t consider a prospective employer’s corporate social responsibility program very important when it comes to evaluating job offers. In fact, only seven percent of today’s work force claims that they have ever rejected an offer based on the lack of a company’s CSR program, according to a survey by recruitment company Hudson.

Water, Water Everywhere, but Guilt by the Bottlefularticle
On a recent family vacation in Cape Cod, Jenny Pollack, 40, a novelist and public relations associate from Brooklyn, did something she knew she would come to regret. She did it on the spur of the moment. She did it because she felt desperate. Besides, the giant illuminated Dasani vending machine was just standing there, like a beacon. So, with her reusable plastic Nalgene bottles dry and her son Charlie working up a thirst in an indoor playground, she broke down and bought a bottle of water. To most people it would be a simple act of self-refreshment, but to Ms. Pollack it was also a minor offense against the planet think of all the oil used to package, transport and refrigerate that water.

Books: Green Practice, Green Theorybook review
Who doesn’t want to be like Toyota? Seriously. They’ve consistently grown sales and profits while the “Big Three” competitors have been bleeding both market share and profitability. Beyond being a how-to instructional book, it offers some great insights into a company famous for innovating products, reducing waste and developing human talent.

Job Opportunities

Global Director, EHS for Newell Rubbermaid located in Oak Brook, IL. Provide leadership role in defining and driving global EHS policies and procedures, compliance strategies, ensure competency and quality of facility-level EHS resources, lead goals and target setting, monitoring and reporting progress of their respective operating units. Develop and implement appropriate EHS filters for the Group’s New Product Development (NPD) process to ensure full compliance, promote education and best practices and foster continuous improvements of EHS performance. Educated to a minimum Master’s Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or relevant Environmental Science, minimum 8-10 years experience in an EH&S role, a product safety background with detailed knowledge of both Federal and “voluntary” regulations relevant to our business.

Director of Enterprise Risk Management for Northrop Grumman located in McLean, VA. Northrop Grumman Information Technology (NGIT) is looking for someone to work under the direction of the Vice President, Information Security and CISO, as the Director of Enterprise Risk Management. This person will be responsible for managing and articulating information security risk across the company. Specifically this includes the development and evolution of a security compliance program related to network, computing platform and application baseline security standards and information Security policies. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the disaster recovery/business continuity strategy inclusive of the business impact analysis, recovery process and procedures as well as recovery classifications and disaster recovery testing. Focus on development and dissemination of specific threat information exchange among the Aerospace and Defense community. Contact:

Director of EH&S for Virent Energy Systems located in Madison, WI. Virent Energy Systems is the leading developer of advanced catalytic biomass conversion technologies for the production of renewable chemicals and biofuels. Essential Duties: Lead the development and implementation of programs and policies to assure compliance of facilities and manufacturing plants with Federal, State, and Local EH&S regulations and standards. EDUCATION: BS degree in environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, technical, scientific or engineering. EXPERIENCE: 5 to 10 years plus of experience developing and implementing EH&S programs, preferably at a chemical, pharmaceutical, or biotech company. Contact:

Environmental Health & Safety Manager for Fortune 200 Manufacturer of Consumer Products located in Los Angeles, CA. EH&S Manager will provide technical leadership to companies Health & Safety and Environmental affairs program. Be the main contact for correspondence, reporting, attending company meetings, reporting to management, preparation of dashboards; assure conformance with company Environmental Health & Safety Standards. Establish and maintain a Health & Safety and Environmental management system. Coordinate Management Awareness and Action Review System (MAARS) process for Health & Safety and Environmental issues: Self-assessment, Management Action Plan (MAP) development, track progress towards MAP due dates and conformance with ISO 14001 management system requirements. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in science, engineering or technical discipline is required. 6 years or more of work experience managing Health, Safety and Environmental issues is required. 2 years project management or supervisory experience is required. Contact:


Have a safe, healthy and environmental week!

Carol Singer Neuvelt

NAEM Executive Director


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