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The Importance of EHS Compliance

Where to Focus, Common Challenges & Consequences of Non-Compliance
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In these "new normal" days, environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance isn’t the sole concern of most businesses—it’s just one part of running a healthy and productive company. But compliance is still an absolute must in order to run a safe and effective business, and EHS managers are faced with the daunting task of managing regulatory compliance across multiple facilities and functions, often without a lot of resources and now likely virtual in some capacity. As we look at this new year, it's a great time to refocus and revisit your "pre-COVID" initiatives and goals.

How Will America's Environmental Initiatives Change Under President Biden?

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We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.

What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.

Emergency CalOSHA Regulations to Protect Workers From COVID-19

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We knew they were coming! 

The new CalOSHA regulations to protect California workers from getting COVID-19 in the workplace have arrived. The timing coincides with rapidly increasing case rates and a new round of statewide lockdowns.

On November 19, 2020, the CalOSHA Standards Board adopted emergency temporary standards to protect workers from COVID-19. On November 30th, the rule was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.  

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

The Narrative “Greening of Business” Is a Joke But We’re Not Laughing

by Brad Zarnett
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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

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Going forward the concept of the “greening of business” should only be used as a storytelling tactic, a warning of just how desperate we had become that we believed the idea that business, unfettered with regulations could effectively address our global environmental and social challenges.

Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

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by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds 

When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.

ExxonMobil and Shell Lead an Industry Divide on Trump Climate Rollback

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Methane emissions from the American oil and gas industry waste valuable resources, accelerate climate change and severely cloud the credibility of natural gas in the low carbon transition. Unfortunately, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has proposed to weaken standards limiting pollution from new and modified oil and gas facilities.

How Global RegSupport Help Desk Answers EHS Regulatory Questions Anywhere in the World

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As an EHS professional, you wear many hats – you may be responsible for EHS programs that span multiple regions and continents, requiring you to understand a lot about local laws and cultural differences. With these big responsibilities can come big pressure, since the safety and wellbeing of your workplace is on the line. With regulations and company operations constantly in flux, no one person can have the specific knowledge needed for every situation without a little help…

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