EEM newsletter – October 2015

Corporation-of-tomorrow-social-imageFree Webinar: Corporation of Tomorrow

If we accept the premise that business as usual is no longer possible on a planet with finite resources, how can we encourage corporations to prepare for the future? Join Stephanie Hamilton and Jim Banks (SDA), two seasoned players in the field of sustainability as they provide an overview of the emerging business models that hold the most promise in a webinar hosted by Janelle Thomlinson at Eco Canada. The webinar is primarily hosted for Eco Canada certified Environmental Professionals, but is also open to the public. Register for free here. Date: Wednesday October 7th, 2015  at 1:00 pm (EST).

ISO 14001:2015 trainingenviron_assesment
The new edition of the standard came out on September 15th and EEM has already completed gap analyses for both a mining company and a power utility, and undertaken a context review for a third client in the aviation industry (read the Case Study). Our team is now ready to share its knowledge in two half-day training courses scheduled in November.  The first is for those new to ISO 14001, while the second focuses on the challenges introduced by the new edition.

Look out for Paul MacLean’s expert article in the next edition of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) members’ magazine: Revised ISO 14001 Takes Environmental Management to the Next Level.

community_socialassesmentThe EEM Approach to Mapping

Geography has always been a core competency at ÉEM.  As such, our philosophy is to optimize the use of maps as a vehicle for communication on issues ranging from land use to the development of community-based approaches towards natural resource extraction. Our cartography/GIS service uses innovative approaches to enhance client experience.

strategy_communicationsInvestors Are Looking At ESG Factors
Is there any evidence that investors are looking at Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors when considering their investment choices?  That is what a recent member survey created by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC) suggests. One of the key survey findings, summarized in ESG Issues in Investing: Investors Debunk the Myths ESG Issues, is that 44% say that their clients or investors demand it.

environ_ehsCarbon Asset Risks: New Discussion Framework

The WRI and UNEP FI’s Portfolio Carbon Initiative have published a new framework: The Carbon Asset Risk: Discussion Framework.  It proposes an approach that investors can take to consider the non-physical risks associated with climate change (such as risks linked to policy, market and technology) in order to develop an investment strategy for minimizing their financial exposure. Contact us to evaluate the carbon-related business risk for your company.

Welcome Acommunity_participatoryndrew!
We have a new member on our team!  Andrew Sanford, M. Env., joined EEM in the summer of 2015.  He is an expert in environmental and social assessment with both Canadian and international experience. To consult his biography, please click here.


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