• Rogers: Conservation From Land to Sea in Bel Ombre Mauritius

    Audrey d'Hotman de Villiers, Rogers
    Rogers and Co., Ltd

    The Maurice Ile Durable initiative, introduced by the Mauritian government, which set out a long-term vision for sustainable development, prompted the Rogers Group to commit to help protect the island’s rich coastal and marine ecosystems over a five-year period to 2018.  more[...]

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  • Helping Entrepreneurs Accelerate Progress Toward the SDGs

    Steve Krouskos
    Ernst & Young

    At EY, we believe everyone should be able to contribute toward and share in the benefits of economic growth. With billions of people still living without affordable access to essential goods and services, that may feel a long way from reality. We are proud to be working with a new breed of impact investors and entrepreneurs who are making it their business to tackle this inequality, driving inclusive growth by generating better answers to some of society’s toughest challenges. When these businesses work better, the world works better, which is why helping to accelerate their growth and impact is a vital part of fulfilling our purpose of building a better working world.  more[...]

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  • Investing in the Community

    Jorge Sturla
    Central Romana Corporation

    Moving forward with firm steps toward its commitments on corporate social responsibility, Central Romana Corporation, Ltd., has concluded its work of reorganizing and improving Batey Cacata, one of many agricultural communities in the Dominican Republic that harvests sugarcane. These measures involved an investment of more than $5 million and are part of a model pilot program that will be extended to all the bateys within the agricultural division of the company.  more[...]

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  • Sustainably Addressing the Global Water Challenge

    Christian Frutiger, Nestlé SA
    Nestlé S.A.

    The growing world population is leading us into a global water crisis that will only be exacerbated by climate change. This is putting at risk everything we rely on, from electronic devices to the food we eat, because it all requires water.  more[...]

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  • The Huay Ma Haad Project

    PTT Global Chemical

    Huay Ma Haad Mountain was on the verge of being completely deforested, which led to water scarcity and greatly affected both the agricultural and industrial sectors in the area and created conflicts between them. As one of Thailand’s leading corporations and a major employer in the Rayong province, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) has taken the lead in a regional sustainability initiative, the “Reforestation and Water Conservation at Huay Ma Haad Mountain” project, to strengthen community-led forest conservation, biodiversity restoration, as well as community development.  more[...]

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  • Water Management in Action

    EDF Group

    Water is used in energy production and supply, and, in turn, energy is used for pumping, moving, and treating water. As a result, in a context of climate change, the linkages between both energy and water systems have grown more complex and interdependent.  more[...]

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  • Water Footprints: Lessons from Kenya’s Floriculture Sector

    Prof. Wayne Visser, Kaleidoscope Futures


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    Prof. Wayne Visser, Kaleidoscope Futures 
  • Water valuation: Building the business case

    World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

    This publication aims to demonstrate the business case for companies to engage in water valuation and is supported by a review of 21 business case studies that illustrate why and how different companies have carried out water valuation. It is a first response to Vision 2050, a WBCSD report that lays out a pathway leading to a world where 9 billion people live well, within the limits of the planet, by 2050 (WBCSD, 2010). Water Valuation: Building the business case paves the path towards the integration of true water values and true water costs into decision-making.  more[...]

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  • Fisheries and the Right to Food

    Dr. Olivier De Schutter, UN

    In the present report, the Special Rapporteur identifies the challenges facing global fisheries and examines how the individuals most vulnerable to negative impacts (the residents of developing coastal and island countries, (specially lowincome food-deficit countries) can be supported to ensure the progressive realization of the right to food, noting that pursuing a human rights approach is critical to achieving sustainable development in the fisheries sector.  more[...]  login_required

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    Dr. Olivier De Schutter, UN 
  • New publication makes the case for business to engage in water valuation

    World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a new publication that demonstrates the business case for companies to engage in water valuation. Water Valuation: Building the business case paves the way towards the integration of true water values and true water costs into decision-making.  more[...]

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  • 'Ocean-grabbing' as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’ – UN expert on right to food

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, warned of the threat of ‘ocean-grabbing’ to food security, and urged world governments and international bodies to halt the depletion of fish stocks, and take urgent steps to protect, sustain, and share the benefits of fisheries and marine environments.  more[...]  login_required

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  • “True” CSR: PepsiCo and the Human Right to Water

    Esq. Amol Mehra, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

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    Esq. Amol Mehra, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable 
  • Water Shortages May Escalate Conflict Between Countries

    Food security is the focus of this year’s World Water Week, the leading freshwater meeting currently underway in Stockholm. Because both food and energy are closely tied to internationally shared water resources, an important part of the conversation will be about turning competing demands for transboundary water resources into cooperation and sharing of benefits  more[...]  login_required

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  • The real issue is universal access to affordable basic services

    Diana Mitlin, International Institute for Environment and Development

    As global institutions and official development assistance agencies reflect on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this is an opportunity to recognise their critical flaw — global leaders have endorsed partial MDG targets.  more[...]  login_required

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    Diana Mitlin, International Institute for Environment and Development 




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