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The Top EHS Stories From May 2021

Did you miss May's top EHS stories?

We've assembled a list of 10 articles for you from EHS and global news outlets, industry leaders, and technology experts.

The 10 stories that made our list include calculating emissions from remote work, how IoT will impact the environment,  sustainability certifications to know, and more. 

Sustainability vs ESG: What's the Difference, and Why Does It Matter?  [Perillon]

Many people use the terms sustainability and ESG interchangeably, including business leaders and environmental experts. That said, there are some key differences you’ll want to be aware of between these two initiatives — especially if you’re responsible for implementing them for your organization. 

Is Your Carbon Accounting System Prepared to Count Remote Work? [GreenBiz]

Corporate sustainability professionals will need to consider how hybrid work will affect carbon calculations, as well as what actions can be taken to mitigate the impact of emissions associated with remote offices. 

IoT and the Environment: The Green Enterprise [IoT Business News]

How will the adoption of IoT technologies impact the environment? Transforma Insights undertook an extensive analysis to find out. 

'Shock to the System.' DHS Sets Pipeline Cyber Rules [Energywire]

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled new cyber security requirements for the pipeline industry following the most disruptive hack in US energy history.

TRI Reporting Requirements to Expand [EHS Daily Advisor]

The EPA announced in April that it will expand Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements to include additional chemicals and facilities and provide more tools for communities to allow better access to TRI data. 

The 33 Sustainability Certifications You Need to Know [GreenBiz]

There is no one-size-fits-all sustainability certification. Which certification is right for you depends on your existing skillset and the skills required for the work you plan to do next. 

Greenwashing is Responsible Investors' Chief Concern, Study Reveals [Business Green]

A survey by Quilter Investors reveals that investors' biggest concern is that ESG products are not what they claim to be. 

OSHA to Participate in Environmental Protection Agency
Listening Sessions on Chemical Accident Prevention Regulations [OSHA]

The goal of these sessions is to solicit input from stakeholders about the EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation revisions. OSHA will also solicit comments on its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, which contains similar requirements to the RMP rule.

How Much Pull Does Your Organization Have? [EHS Today]

When it comes to managing change, most organizations are not using the latest technologies, nor are they measuring the right indicators to monitor their progress.

Early Work on Climate Exposure is Helping Banks Price Risk [S&P Global Market Intelligence]

While banks are still in the early stages of formally mapping climate risk onto credit risk, the work is already bearing fruit by helping to clarify threats that might not be adequately priced into markets, experts say.

Is there another great article we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below!

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