If you haven’t
registered yet for our complimentary live webinar on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11am/2pm then you’d
better get to it!
Our live converstation will feature speakers from Tampa Electric
Company and CH2M HILL, giving you valuable information about how to successfully
evaluate, choose and deploy EHS, carbonr and water tracking software.
In this second installment of our webcast you’ll learn more best practices and lessons learned from experienced EHS and compliance professionals from Tampa Electric Company (TECO) and CH2M HILL on managing successful software projects involving EHS and water and carbon tracking. You’ll receive actionable advice for your own projects that will help you avoid common pitfalls and traps that can derail your deployment and implementation.
Among the things you’ll learn:
• What to consider when developing the scope of a software implementation • Which internal organizational groups should be involved • Best ways to integrate software with your existing internal systems • Best practices in deployment and implementation of software projects
Speakers: Byron Burrows, EHS Manager, Tampa Electric Company Wade Carter, EHS Information Management, CH2M HILL
Moderator: Graeme Dykes, VP of Sales, Enviance
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Time: 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern Register here
It's time again for our monthly poll, where we ask your opinion on a wide range of pressing environmental regulation issues. Our goal is to identify what matters most to you and present your unfiltered opinions on a host of hot button topics.
It's Springtime already, after the showers and into the flowers (or so we hope)!
Time is flying! Now that the year is rolling into its second half, take a moment to think of all that you and your company has accomplished so far and think of all of the things you still want to achieve. Reflect and share you opinion! Participate in our monthly poll!
We are honored
to feature Maria Paula Llosa as our guest writer on today’s blog. In this
installment, Ms. Llosa discusses Corporate Social Responsibility, something
that, as a consultant for corporate governance and sustainability, she has a
lot of experience with.
“sustainability” and “corporate social responsibility” are frequently used as
synonyms. Corporations are key players in sustainability and must be considered
one of the main drivers for the green economy. Sustainability is about balance, so if we want
to analyze an organization’s sustainability, we need to
understand how it balances its economic, social and environmental impacts, and
what processes, mechanisms and structures will best improve its development.
However, finding the right parameters to measure sustainability is a whole
other challenge. In lawyer speak, it is like solving a case; we just need to
pay attention to the facts.
In Argentina, there
is no law that forces companies to report on CSR or sustainability, although
there are some waiting to be passed within Congress. Nevertheless, many
companies have their own reporting programs, which often follow set guidelines
and standards. The most well-known guides on reporting sustainability have
different approaches and should sometimes be combined.
reporting is especially important if you consider corporate policy to be a
strong driver in achieving sustainable development. Corporations have the power
to influence people; they are close to people’s lives, and they are everywhere.
They compete one against the other and so they are already competing to be at
the top of rankings by having better sustainability policies. However, I also
believe that governments have to encourage those conducts with regulations. In
both cases, it is clear that raising awareness about the importance of sustainability
is an important underlying concept.
In my opinion,
the environment has not changed that much over years. I am a lawyer and I have
always shared the perception that laws must regulate real situations, whether
we like them or not. Sustainable development is here to stay and should be
considered a new way of thinking that combines the concepts of integration,
systemic approach and interdisciplinary work. I also believe in human
intelligence and its ability to overcome challenges, and develop solutions that
are constantly changing and improving. That is why I think that we cannot
define sustainability, we just have to start living according to it.
About María Paula Llosa
Llosa is an Argentinian lawyer specializing in environmental law. Ms. Llosa
currently works as a program manager and consultant for corporate governance
& sustainability at Cefeidas Group where she prepares assessments for public
and private organizations. Ms. Llosa has a deep-seated interest in
environmental matters and has been involved with several environmental NGOs.
She also coordinated a National Network of Environmental Lawyers in Argentina
and participated in an EU project on Climate Change in Buenos Aires. She also
worked with a group of students on developing a business school program that
includes sustainability topics, for the PRME (Principles for Responsible
Management Education) international competition. Ms. Llosa is currently working
on a research project on "Integral Management of Mountain
Environments" through the Universidad Catolica Argentina in Buenos Aires.