Water risks present a complex challenge for businesses, but there are best practices for supporting SDG6 and its vision of clean water supplies for all.
Despite increasing awareness of how water scarcity can hurt the bottom line, companies are not moving quickly enough to address water risks.
The “Water and Business” event held during Rio Water Week discussed water challenges, public policy, existing solutions, and lack of basic WASH services.
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.
Water crises have been among the top five global risks in each of the last seven years, according to the World Economic Forum. This year is no exception.
Water risk comes in many different shapes and sizes. It is caused by a wide range of water-related issues and affects businesses differently.
At one time, corporate sustainability was all about taking care of what was happening within the walls of your own facilities. Then we looked deeper.