2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

2018 Preliminary Agenda - Track 1


The Business of EHS

From aligning EHS&S Strategy with business strategy to elevating EHS&S risks into the Enterprise Risk picture, sessions in this track will offer EHS&S leaders a chance to discuss strategic program management issues.
*Great for senior corporate level attendees in charge of EHS&S strategy and program design and advocating for the business value of EHS.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Systems and Leadership Design: Lesson’s From Nature


  • Janine Benyus, Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute - Bio
10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 1 - Aligning EHS&S Strategy with Business Strategy

How well is business strategy represented in your EHS&S program? Learn how your peers have conducted business reviews on EHS&S specifically looking at operating models, how to effectively pressure test EHS&S against the company strategy, and how to focus on EHS&S organizational agility while supporting the needs of the business to seize market opportunities and manage emerging risks.


Moderator: Paul Taylor, Partner; Environmental Resources Management (ERM)


Speaker details to follow

12:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 6 - Calculating and Communicating the Business Value of EHS&S

Your CEO is expecting more value from EHS&S. Through a variety of speaker examples, this session will demonstrate how EHS&S leaders calculate and communicate the business value of their EHS&S programs using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.


Moderator: Jim Mraz, President; Capitol Environmental Services Inc. - Bio



  • Rick Love, Manager, Environmental Sustainability; United Technologies Corp. - Bio
  • Dennis Hu, Director, Environmental Health and Safety and System Safety Engineering; Ball Aerospace - Bio

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 11 - Getting EHS&S Done without EHS&S People

Is Your EHS&S Org Right-Sized? Is it effective? Are you integrating EHS&S responsibilities into the business? This session will look at models for EHS&S organizational structures and the benefits and challenges of different approaches. Speakers will share the ways they believe their org structures yields efficiency and effectiveness and strategies for integrating EHS duties into the business… making EHS everyone’s job.


Moderator: Becky Corbin, Senior Principal, Project Manager; Woodard & Curran Inc. - Bio


  • Paul Robbertz, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety; Danone North America - Bio

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception


Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:30 a.m.

Thursday Keynote

10:00 a.m. Morning Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 16 - Painting EHS&S Risks Into the Enterprise Risk Picture

Integrating EHS&S risks into the broader context of Enterprise Risk Management can elevate the conversation about EHS&S resources and open a seat at the table for EHS&S leaders. This session will feature case studies from those who have framed EHS&S risks into the enterprise risk picture and examine what benefits they were able to achieve. It will also explore key information EHS&S leaders can learn from Enterprise Risk Management and the top EHS&S risks companies are facing today versus tomorrow.


Details to follow

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Inaugural Awards Ceremony

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 21 - Strategies to Effectively Manage EHS&S During M&A

Is your company facing major change as a result of a merger, acquisition, divestiture or spin-off? This session will share lessons learned, strategies and tactics for successfully managing EHS&S when these types of significant changes are happening. Learn about effective on-boarding and off-board of EHS&S personnel, knowledge transfer, training new personnel and other key aspects that are critical during times of transition


Moderator: Ana Fernandez, Corporate Director Environmental, Health, & Safety; TBC Corp.



  • Ann McDonald, Environmental Affairs Manager; Coca Cola Enterprises
  • Perry D. Hawkins, Corporate Director Environmental, Health, & Safety; CIRCOR International Inc.

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:45 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon Closing Keynote

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

Dinner and Networking Event

Aboard the historical Belle of Louisville riverboat




View Other Tracks

Track 1:
The Business of EHS

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Track 2:
Technology & Data in Action

(View all Track 2 Sessions in Detail)

Track 3:
Leadership Excellence

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Track 4:
Sustainability in the Value Chain

(View all Track 4 Sessions in Detail)

Track 5:
Everyday EHS Excellence

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