Jan
04

A Note to Corporate America on Social Entrepreneurs

 
 Basically  we  want to publicize the existence of environmental entrepreneurs; individuals  who use the proven techniques  of the private sector to solve societal problems.
 
Environmental/social entrepreneurs are common outside the US; their existence in the US is limited to academic reviews.
 
I want to encourage our best minds to become social entrepreneurs and  be satisified with  rewards other than  financial rewards mainly through personal recognition in the media and  recognition by their peers.
 
This article in the The Environmental Forum published by the Environmental Law Institute identifies five  such entrepreneurs; please see http://thecre.com/pdf/Tozzi_Levinson_Forum_2014_Jan-Feb.pdf
 
 I would like private sector  firms to use some the funds they spend on Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability to develop social/environmental entrepreneurs.
 
The development of social entreprenuers could add to the bottom line of the nation, its citizens and its corporations.
 
Thank you,
 
Jim
 
Here is some background on me
 

Dec
27

The Advantages of Government-Industry Partnerships In Researching and Evaluating in Health and Safety Risks

     Industry research and analysis on health and safety risks of their products is frequently subject to public criticism as inevitably biased.  On the other hand, similar activity by government agencies is also often criticized as biased by the use of conservative assumptions and data selection and the intrusion of precautionary sentiment.

  As a contradiction, it is sometimes argued that industry should be required to develop and submit data on health and safety to government agencies so that companies will bear most of the burden of assessing health and safety of their products (often referred to as “the polluter pays”).  This position is frequently taken in arguing for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act, and is evident to some extent in the recently re-introduced Safe Chemicals Act bill in the U.S. Senate.

Aug
07

Agricultural Retailers Association on Joint Federal Partnerships

“ARA finds that DHS should reevaluate the partnership model to develop better cooperation. Partnership is a relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperaton and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal, ARA members and DHS are both responsible to safeguard against fertilizer misues and manipulation but mutual cooperation can be enhanced.”

See complete ARA testimony.

 

 

 

Dec
04

Working With Non-federal Partners

EPA     http://www.epa.gov/region4/brownfieldstoolkit/nonfederal/workingwithnonfederalpartners.pdf

Air Force  http://www.wpafb.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070905-013.pdf

Forest  Service  http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5193234.pdf

Dec
04

Administrative Conference of the US on Methods of Coolaborative Governance

 

Commitee on Collaborative GovernanceBackground Information: One of the Conference’s most important prior achievements was its role in encouraging federal agencies to make use of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). The Conference played a key role in the enactment of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act.* The Conference also issued publications and conducted seminars and training sessions to promote ADR.