The long and tortuous effort to regulate toxic chemicals in America has now come up against an ironic obstacle: anti-environmental lobbying by the manufacturers of batteries and other renewable energy technologies that rely on toxic substances.
The attack on an ill-defined concept called “woke” public policy has now been extended to attacking managers and investors who have the “nerve” to pay attention to a company’s environmental footprint, organizational governance practices and social and community impact.
We need to build our response capacity leading up to extreme-weather emergencies and implement a more systematic and assured process of reconstruction for victims in the aftermath.
Sustainability professionals must be equipped to manage in the evolving regulatory landscape that the SEC climate rule will bring.
We need to improve the way we regulate the transport, use, and disposal of toxic substances.
New York City’s resilience and great economic strength are directly derived from its diverse people and communities.
Managing New York City is enormously complicated, and reaching carbon reduction goals will be a matter of two steps forward and one step back; management innovation is necessary to bring our city government’s operations into the 21st century and hasten the transition to environmental sustainability.
The heart of the challenge of sustainable supply chains is that “out of sight” can no longer mean “out of mind.”
The 21st century has seen enormous progress in understanding the importance of adding green space and utilizing ecosystem services in New York City. The Tibbetts Brook project will keep our water cleaner and provide a new mile-long green space in the southern Bronx.
The purpose of greenwashing rules is not to prevent innocent errors or ignore tradeoffs but to discourage outright deception.