This certificate program offers knowledge and techniques to improve water risk identification, assessments, and management.
CFOs have the ability to take some critical steps to ensure their companies reduce their water and climate risks and address the global water crisis.
El día de hoy, a través de una convocatoria realizada por CESPEDES y The World Environment Center (WEC), apoyados por Dow Chemical, ECOLAB y Coca-Cola FEMSA, se reunieron diferentes empresas del sector privado para compartir iniciativas y mejores prácticas para enfrentar los desafíos en la gestión sostenible del agua.
Despite increasing awareness of how water scarcity can hurt the bottom line, companies are not moving quickly enough to address water risks.
This year’s report gives well-deserved accolades to the companies demonstrating excellence in water stewardship, but also implores others to take swifter, bolder actions towards ensuring a water-secure economy and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6.
Climate change, and the water impacts that stem from it, poses an existential threat to our economy and our society. The pace at which we mitigate and adapt to climate change must accelerate, and business action is a key component of achieving this acceleration.
Traditional water resources management strategies have focused mainly on building additional infrastructure and retrofitting existing ones. The emergence of innovative technologies and services will be game-changers for addressing water scarcity challenges and will be a cost-effective way to manage water resources in the future.
In implementing water stewardship, companies can build more resilient operations and suppliers, protect their license to operate, save money, promote workplace productivity, strengthen brand value, and more.
WRI and MIT have developed a proven method to crowdsource local data through businesses to develop a unique water management geodatabase, which is now being scaled. Pinpointing areas with strong or weak water management will allow governments, utilities, businesses and investors to more precisely channel resources to places with the most need.
First convened in November 2017, the Task Force has seen some of its earliest benefit in linking together business representatives and government officials based on an urgent need and a common vision. It is this deepening relationship that will get the Western Cape through the worst drought in at least 300 years.