by Christopher Wellise, Senior Director, Sustainability & Social Innovation
Businesses must adapt and innovate now more than ever – and in order to truly be successful, it cannot be done in a vacuum. As we all know, business can be immensely successful when it listens to its audience and has the ability to quickly turn ideas into action. It’s these ideas that in turn can change lives.
I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2017 International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Conference in Vienna, hosting the world’s largest gathering of innovation management professionals.
As companies integrate sustainability deeper into the fabric of their businesses, it is changing more than just how they manage themselves—it’s shaping their relationships with suppliers, stakeholders and investors as well.
Communication comes up again and again in analyses of key competencies for sustainability leadership. Being able to build bridges between science and business, between the finance department and the sales department, between NGO concerns and board-level strategy, and then, get everyone moving forward across the bridge in sync. These are the tasks of a Sustainability Influencer, and they don’t come easily!
The term smart city has become ubiquitous in the technology world, and especially among the energy industry. But what does smart city really mean for utilities? How are utilities, as vital pieces of the smart city puzzle, working with municipalities and other entities to ensure seamlessly integrated systems? How do smart cities allow utilities to optimize the grid, and what does the “grid of the future” look like?
Washington, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Marcy McClanahan, plant manager and site leader for the Trane Aftermarket Facility, will discuss how Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is adapting circular economy principles in its manufacturing facilities at the 2017 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit. The Summit takes place June 26-28 in Washington D.C.
Wayne Balta, Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corp., describes next horizon in advancing corporate EHS management. To get more insights from EHS and sustainability thought leaders or to register for NAEM's upcoming 2017 Sustainability Management Conference, visit www.naem.org.
The GRI Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with over 150 members
Created exclusively for the GOLD Community members, the Standards Pioneers Program has kicked off with an impressive participation rate. The 153 Pioneer organizations come from 44 different countries and multiple sectors.
The 2016-2017 edition of President to President, titled “Integrated Approaches to Student Living and Campus Housing—Enhancing Quality of Life and Performance,” focused on issues, trends and opportunities related to campus life. University presidents from around the country shared their views and experiences on the relationship between life on campus and student success, comfort, and performance.
Between being the Senior Director on Gensuite’s Customer Services and Development team, innovating environment-saving applications, heading the company’s largest event of the year and spending time with her son and husband, Amanda Petzinger has learned how to balance work and home life while exceling in her career. How does she do it? As part of NAEM's Women's Leadership profile series, we spoke with Amanda to learn more about her approach to creating a rewarding career.
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