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Lawrence Heim has been practicing in the field of ESG management for more than 35 years. He began his career as a legal assistant in the Environmental Practice of Vinson & Elkins working for a partner who is nationally recognized and an adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of Texas Law School. He moved into technical environmental consulting with ENSR Consulting & Engineering at the height of regulatory development, working across a range of disciplines. He was one of the firm’s leading environmental compliance and management systems auditors and helped create the company’s first national practice for environmental auditing. Among his professional highlights during this time was developing an innovative regulatory strategy that saved a major petroleum refinery $150 million in waste management costs associated with a new waste listing.

Lawrence became an in-house environmental audit manager with Georgia-Pacific, then a publicly traded Fortune 150 manufacturer. At Georgia-Pacific, he designed and implemented a comprehensive redesign of the company’s internal environmental audit and corrective action program which was later approved without modification by EPA and Department of Justice as part of a $120 million Clean Air Act settlement. He was also one of the company’s primary experts on waste management regulations. It was during this time he was granted a charter Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) designation from the Board of Environmental Auditor Certifications during their inaugural year.

Lawrence joined Marsh USA and helped create the Global Environmental Risk Consulting Practice, shifting his focus from compliance to a broader vision of environmental impacts to business and risk management, working with clients to reduce their environmental risk profile by adapting traditional risk management processes and tools. At the same time, he continued to provide regulatory compliance support to clients and was Marsh USA’s primary environmental regulatory expert nationally.

As a partner at Elm Consulting Group, he continued providing international clients support on environmental, health and safety compliance and management systems. He founded subsidiary Elm Sustainability Partners and became an internationally recognized expert in conflict minerals, responsible minerals supply chain due diligence and associated audit programs/practices. He was the only non-financial auditor selected by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to participate as an expert panelist on the conflict minerals rule and provided guidance on non-financial auditing to US Departments of State and Commerce. Lawrence remains one of only a handful of auditors to have conducted Independent Private Sector Audits (IPSAs) of Conflict Minerals Reports submitted to the SEC under Dodd Frank Section 1502. While at Elm, he was voted to the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Environmental, Safety and Health Audit Center.

During his time at the Responsible Business Alliance/Responsible Minerals Initiative, he led an unprecedented period of due diligence standards development, including spearheading an expansion into ESG standards for responsible mineral supply chains.

Lawrence is the author of Killing Sustainability (2018) and is a Board Member of ASSET, the anti-slavery organization founded by award-winning actress and former UN Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond.

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Aug 5 2022 #compliance, #esg, #human-rights, #investors, #social, #supply-chain New Guidance on Innovation in Managing Slavery Risk

Aug 4 2022 #compliance, #esg, #investors, #social, #supply-chain Quick Hits: Another Fashion Brand Hit With Greenwashing Lawsuit

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Aug 1 2022 #assurance, #climate, #compliance, #diversity, #environment, #equity, #esg, #investors SEC Commissioners Peirce and Uyeda on FASB’s Plans for Sustainability Accounting

Jul 29 2022 #climate, #diversity, #environment, #equity, #esg, #human-rights, #investors, #social A Quick Review of BlackRock’s New Engagement & Proxy Voting Report

Jul 28 2022 #climate, #compliance, #diversity, #environment, #equity, #esg, #human-rights, #investors, #social, #supply-chain Are CSOs Safe or At Risk in Today’s Economy?

Jul 21 2022 #esg, #human-rights, #social, #supply-chain Updates on Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and US Action

Jul 20 2022 #climate, #environment, #esg, #investors, #supply-chain Getting an Eye Exam for Carbon Management Myopia

Jul 18 2022 #climate, #compliance, #esg, #investors Quick Hits July 18: Updating 10-Q Risk Factors; More From BlackRock on the Transition Economy; Eccles on EFRAG

Jul 13 2022 #assurance, #climate, #compliance, #environment, #esg, #investors, #supply-chain Sample SEC Climate Disclosure to be Unveiled Today, Available to PracticalESG.com Members This Afternoon

Jul 12 2022 #assurance, #climate, #compliance, #environment, #esg, #investors, #supply-chain Last Chance to Register for Our Major Event on What to be Doing Now for SEC’s Climate Disclosure

Jul 11 2022 #climate, #compliance, #environment, #esg, #human-rights, #investors, #supply-chain Is ESG Lacking Critical Thinking?

Jul 8 2022 #climate, #compliance, #environment, #esg, #investors, #supply-chain Quick Hits July 8: Costco Faces Chicken Treatment Lawsuit; UK Accuses HSBC of Greenwashing; Captain Kirk Fights Methane

Jul 7 2022 #assurance, #climate, #compliance, #diversity, #environment, #esg, #human-rights, #investors, #social, #supply-chain Issues to Consider for Improving Your ESG Data

Jul 6 2022 #climate, #compliance, #environment, #esg, #investors, #supply-chain The Week in Carbon News

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