Numerous adverse indicators suggest that human consumption has exceeded the point of long-term ecological sustainability. Inefficient use of resources has contributed significantly to this dilemma; accordingly, improved resource utilization has a role to play in abatement. Unfortunately, business leaders have historically viewed environmental governance as a cost that must be grudgingly incurred in order to stave off stakeholder dissent and government regulation.
Recently a new perspective on corporate environmental governance - Strategic Environmental Management (SEM) â€“ has emerged that repositions environmental governance as a tool for improving organizational performance. Increasingly, public and private organizations are embracing SEM principles and are discovering that implementation of these principles produce a striking array of value-added benefits.
This seminar will explore the world of SEM, examining what it is, why it is important to all of us, the barriers to adoption and the limits to implementation. Additionally, the presentation will introduce the audience to examples of real life applications and examine the role that public policy can serve in encouraging broader private sector and public sector uptake.
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Dr. Scott Valentine, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, International Masters of Public Policy Program, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
- Monday, 15 November 2010
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road