Executive Brief • January 14, 2021
"The reward of doing one duty is the power to do another."
Rabbi Ben Azai (2nd century A.D.)
On Factory Floors, a Chime and Flashing Light to Maintain Distance
Businesses are using wearable sensors to prevent virus outbreaks among workers.
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The New York Times

CFOs Will Be Thinking About ESG Disclosures in 2021
Here are 10 things that the Wall Street Journal thinks could be top of mind for CFOs in 2021, including ESG disclosures, remote work, and M&A.
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Wall Street Journal

U.S. Emissions Had Biggest Fall Since WWII
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level for the first time last year as a result of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Second-Hand Solar Market Is Booming
Whether decommissioning a solar array, or considering the finances for a new project, used solar panels can be attractive to the bottom line.
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Solar Power World Online

Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth
A former CIA employee discloses how she toiled anonymously within the agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.
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The New York Times

Renewables Account For Most New U.S. Electricity Generating Capacity In 2021
Electricity generators, developers and power plant owners plan for 39.7 gigawatts (GW) of new electricity generating capacity to start commercial operation in 2021. Solar will account for the largest share of new capacity at 39%, followed by wind at 31%.
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Benchmark Corporate Travel Policies
2021 corporate policy on travel and meetings
Corporate Travel Policy Survey

Are you looking to benchmark 2021 EHS&S travel policies? Take NAEM’s short survey and be the first to receive benchmark data on EHS&S corporate employee 2021 travel policies. In-house EHS&S professionals, consultants and service providers are all eligible to participate in the survey.
2021 EHS & Sustainability Conferences 
EHS Operational Excellence Conference


EHS Operational Excellence Conference
Registration Now Open!
March 10 - 11, 2021
Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

From managing return to work to virtual auditing, NAEM's EHS Operational Excellence Conference is full of conversations about business critical challenges and solutions. The virtual format offers you the flexibility to tune in live or watch any missed sessions on-demand, when it's convenient for you!
EHSTECH21  Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase


Software, Innovation & Technology Showcase
May 25 - 27, 2021

Explore EHS and sustainability software systems and see the latest EHS&S technology and innovations. Learn what types of technology and software EHS&S professionals are using to manage pandemic response plans, meet EHS&S program goals, and sustain EHS with new restrictions and guidelines.
WOMENLEAD21  Women's Leadership Roundtable


Women’s Leadership Roundtable
July 13 - 15, 2021

Plan to attend the only conference dedicated to helping women working in corporate EHS & Sustainability become better business leaders, excellent communicators and strong influencers in order to advance their EHS&S business initiatives and reach their career goals.
IMPACT21  Sustainability Impact Conference


Sustainability Impact Conference
August 25 - 26, 2021
Virtual Event, Join From Anywhere!

For business leaders who oversee and execute their organization’s sustainability strategies, this conference features the most impactful practices from sustainability leaders who have successfully gotten buy-in from senior leaders, engaged internal stakeholders, and overcome key management challenges.
FORUM21  2021 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum


2021 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum
October 19 - 22, 2021

Mark your calendar for the must-attend EHS&S conference of the year, drawing 700+ EHS&S decision-makers. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you’ve learned.
We continue to closely monitor the COVID situation and will update you if an event format changes. As always, the safety of attendees, sponsors and staff are our top priority.
EHS&S Job Opportunities
Regional EHSS Manager
Babcock & Wilcox
Napa, California
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Regulatory Compliance Manager
Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives
Springfield, Illinois
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Regional EHS Manager
Des Moines, Iowa
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Senior EHS Specialist
San Bernardino, California
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