Live from the 2017 NAEM Forum: Day 2
Day two at the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Forum opened with an inspiring keynote address from Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University.
In a morning session, The New Metrics of Sustainability, attendees took a deep dive into all of the latest tools for sustainability managers to track & measure company performance. The cross-industry panel discussed science based targets, the DOW Jones sustainability index, and the evolving corporate philosophy surrounding sustainability assessments.
Robert Dornau, Director, RobecoSAM encouraged companies to measure outcome, not outputs to better understand and consider their impact on the environment and society at large.
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In an afternoon session along the strategic sustainability track, Rob Currie, Director, Corporate Environment, Health & Safety, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, John Pflueger, Principal Environmental Strategist, Dell Inc., and Dan Reid, Environmental Program Manager, (EICC) Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition Inc., discussed best practices for addressing large-scale sustainability challenges. The panel focused on how sustainability leaders can manage and contribute to global partnerships, including how to navigate the complex environment of numerous collaborations, and how technology can enable these partnerships moving forward.
The closing keynote of the Forum featured a fast-paced, peer-led session where attendees packed the venue & heard from 10 speakers on 10 topics in 60 minutes. The unique format offered humorous and heartfelt stories, lessons learned from the EHS field, tips for effective leadership, and reflections on the past 25 years of the Forum.