In your view, what are the big issues to watch out for in 2013? I think that climate change is going to be a big issue. That’s partly for the same reasons. There’s also a growing recognition of the effects that a change in climate is going to have on business.
Productivity expected to drop, especially for outdoor workers
March 4, 2013
Climate change could have a significant impact on worker productivity – particularly in certain parts of the word, according to a study published in the March issue of the journal, Nature Climate Change.
A proposed “carbon tax” would have a “devastating” impact on manufacturing and jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), responding to climate-change legislation introduced recently in the Senate.
Carbon polluters would pay fees, frackers disclose chemicals
February 26, 2013
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) have introduced in the Senate comprehensive climate change-related legislation that includes two measures: a Climate Protection Act which would impose fees on major greenhouse gas emitters and a Sustainable Energy Act that would end subsidies to fossil fuel companies.
Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing their activities and processes. But what implications does the growing importance of supply chains have for working conditions? A new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) sheds light on occupational safety and health (OSH) within these complex networks of suppliers and service providers.
SocialFunds.com reports that sustainable investors, more than most of the major stakeholders in what it calls the “rapidly unfolding climate change crisis,” want corporations to account for unsustainable business practices and advocate effective legislative and regulatory measures.
The Global Journal based in Switzerland, has published an exhaustive list of the 100 most powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the world, from among 450 NGOs in 27 countries. Here are the top ten:
State of the Union speech addresses environmental concerns
February 13, 2013
Direct excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union speech given Tuesday evening before Congress: “...over the last four years, our emissions of the dangerous carbon pollution that threatens our planet have actually fallen. “But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. "
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.
ProAct Safety president Shawn M. Galloway shares insights about safety excellence in fast-growing, energy-producing nation
February 7, 2013
The president of ProAct Safety, an industry leader in safety excellence strategies, helped provide a blueprint for a safety excellence strategy at the first-ever Safety Leadership International Conference for a western Asian nation. Shawn M. Galloway, president and chief operating officer of ProAct Safety, was opening keynote speaker for the Azerbaijan International Safety Leadership Conference.