Delivering Business Value through Innovation and Leadership


If you’re looking for new ideas to improve efficiency, manage risk or advance sustainability, you’ll find inspiration through the interactive discussions and peer case studies the Forum delivers. This year, we are organizing these peer-led sessions around four tracks. The full agenda will be announced in the coming weeks so check back for details on topics and speakers.


2 - 7 p.m.

Registration Opens

Avoid the lines, register and pick up materials on Tuesday!

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NAEM Board of Regents Fall Leadership Meeting

7 -  8 a.m. Registration Open, Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8 - 
8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Opening Keynote - Beyond Sustainability: Designing for Abundance


10 - 10:30 a.m. Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout Sessions Track 1:
Risk and Resource Planning
Track 2:
Innovations in EHS Management
Track 3:
Leveraging Data and Metrics
Track 4:
Sustainability Challenges and Drivers

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

Session 1:

Allocating Limited Resources to Deliver Compliance andSustainability Results


Session 2:

Regulatory Hot Topics & Emerging Issues

Session 3:

Leveraging Leadership Metrics and Goals to Drive World-Class EHS&S Programs

Session 4:

Integrating Sustainability into the Business... The Journey

12 -
1:30 p.m.

1:30 -
3 p.m.

Session 5:

Proactive Risk Management: Identify, Quantify and Communicate

Session 6:

Innovations to Reduce Compliance Costs and Time

Session 7:

Driving Business Value through External Reporting

Session 8:

Water - Material Risk or Business Opportunity?

3 -
3:45 p.m.

3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

Session 9:

Addressing EHS challenges throughout the Mergers & Acquisitions Life Cycle

Session 10:

Leveraging Management Information Systems and Tools for Innovative Results

Session 11:

Measuring Your Training Effectiveness

Session 12:

Charting a Green Products Strategy: Setting the Scope and Demonstrating Value to Stakeholders

5:30 -
7 p.m
Networking Reception
7:30 -
8:15 a.m.
Registration Open, Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:15 -

8:30 a.m.

Morning Remarks

8:30 -
10 a.m.

Keynote Session - Everybody’s Business: The Unlikely Story of How Big Business Can Fix the World


  • Lucy Parker and Jon Miller, Partners; The Brunswick Group
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout Sessions Track 1:
Risk and Resource Planning
Track 2:
Innovations in EHS Management
Track 3:
Leveraging Data and Metrics
Track 4:
Sustainability Challenges and Drivers

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

Session 13:

Employee Engagement to drive Continuous EHS&S Improvement


Session 14:

Strategies for Integrating and Standardizing EHS across the business

Session 15:

So you're the new "Product Compliance Manager.” Now What?

Session 16:

The Next Evolution in Sustainability Management

12 -
1:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Luncheon

1:30 -
3 p.m.

Session 17:

Developing Today's Talent into Tomorrow's Leaders

Session 18:

Effectively Managing EHS and Sustainability Programs when Expanding Globally

Session 19:

Using Leading Indicators to Predict Future Incidents

Session 20:

Preparing Your Business for Climate Change

3 -
3:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break

3:45 -
5:15 p.m.

General Session Speaker (TBD)
5:30 -
7 p.m
Networking Dinner Event
8:30 - 9 a.m. Grab and Go Coffee and Pastries

9 -
11:45 a.m.

Tours, Outings, Discussion Groups and Learning Labs

Friday morning will offer attendees a variety of networking and learning activities including facilities tours, group outings to attractions in the local area as well as onsite roundtable discussions and interactive learning sessions. These activies are open to all and included in your conference registration. The details and sign up will be announced in August. Seating will be limited and an RSVP will be required.

11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closing Remarks
12 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Program Details


Track 1: Risk and Resource Planning

It is imperative that EHS Leaders create and implement plans that demonstrate business value while reducing regulatory and other related risks. With continuous pressure on budgets, leaders must prioritize their resources to achieve results. Sessions in this track will focus on how companies have successfully aligned resources with business objectives and the processes they have used to most effectively prioritize risk.


Track 2: Innovations in EHS Management

Compliance remains at the core of what EHS professionals do, and having effective systems and tactics are critical to ensure performance meets expectations. The topics in this track will showcase best practices, real takeaways and innovative ideas for the EHS professional striving for continuous improvement.


Track 3: Leveraging Data and Metrics

Data and information management remain critical components of effective compliance and injury-reduction systems. Find out how leading companies leverage existing and new enterprise-wide systems to proactively manage the complexities from an operational and stakeholder perspective.


Track 4: Sustainability Challenges and Drivers

Sustainability practices continue to evolve and offer transformational pathways and opportunities for companies. Learn how common operational risks and challenges across the supply chain are being proactively addressed to better protect companies and position them as industry leaders.

Interested in Speaking?


Are you an EHS or sustainability leader with a case study to share? Contact Virginia Hoekenga, NAEM Deputy Director, at virginia@naem.org or call (202) 986-6616 to learn about speaking opportunities.

Forum Planning Committee


Meet the EHS leaders that make up the 2014 Forum Planning Committee.

About NAEM

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. As the largest professional community for EHS and sustainability decision-makers, we provide peer-led educational conferences and an active network for sharing solutions to today's corporate EHS and sustainability management challenges. Visit NAEM online at www.naem.org.

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