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AltaTerra Online Briefing Highlights New IT Solutions to Manage Employee Engagement for Sustainabili

Tuesday, August 2, 2011   (0 Comments)
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AltaTerra Research and corporate experts to share best practices for implementing IT technology for use in employee engagement in CSR/sustainability on August 18.

PALO ALTO, California, August 2, 2011 – On Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern, AltaTerra will present the online briefing "Leading Employee Practices for Sustainability: Information Tools for Managing Engagement.” The briefing is the second in a three-part series on employee practices for sustainability. CSR and engineering experts from Arup and Centrica PLC will address new IT solutions on how they inform employees and manage programs around environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Corporations are always looking for new technology tools to aid their business strategy and operations. Environmental and social responsibility strategy, goals and programs are no different. Companies are exploring new ways to show data on a real time basis in order to better inform employees through transparent data. This includes the use of dashboard technologies and software tools to track resource use and pollution. The software tools are also being used to manage corporate social responsibility programs such as volunteering.

In this 90-minute interactive online briefing, AltaTerra Senior Analyst, Jackie Pitera will discuss highlights from the Emerging Technology Brief on Software Solutions for Engaging Employees in Sustainability including background on corporate engagement strategy.

Andrew Rhodes, Project Engineer at Arup, a global engineering services firm, will describe their employee sustainability engagement program and their use of a leading-edge building energy dashboard tool, implementation challenges, lessons learned, and results to date.

Briana Whitlock, Corporate Responsibility Officer at Centrica plc., will describe their community investment program in context of their larger employee sustainability engagement program, how they manage their program on a day-to-day basis, why they are using a software tool from Enablon to aid in operational program management, challenges and lessons learned.

"So many people are online all the time these days using social media and other IT tools. It makes sense that if your workforce is technology oriented that you would use IT solutions to help engage your workforce in sustainability and to manage your volunteering and engagement programs,” said Jaclyn Pitera.

Further information and registration are available online at

This online briefing, is the second in a three-part series on leading practices, policies and tools for employee sustainability engagement and behavior change. Register for the other briefings in this series at By registering for all three events in the series you are eligible for a significant discount.

A limited number of press passes are available. Press pass requests may be submitted at

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