Howard Brown recently published an article on the NAEM Green Tie blog with his thoughts on the 2011 EHS Management Forum, EHS & Sustainability Success in the New Economic Era. In "Reflections on the 2011 EHS Management Forum," Howard argues that the role of environment professionals in corporations can move from a largely reactive role aimed at keeping the company out of trouble to a proactive role that will reshape entire businesses. He sees major opportunities for environmental managers to lead this repositioning of environment as central to corporate management. Finally, he discusses three important issues from the Forum:

  • The demand for environmental, sustainable, and social responsibility reporting is growing and is not going away;
  • There has been a permanent shift in corporate concern regarding resource prices, availability, and demands; and
  • The right talent is hard to find.

Read the original article here.

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