World Water Week and Creating Tomorrow

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World Water Week and Creating Tomorrow

WBCSD's Sustain Newsletter | August 2017

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:35pm

80% of our water currently goes back into the environment untreated. We have to get serious about reducing, reusing and recycling water. At this year’s World Water Week, join us to find out about companies’ best practice on climate adaptation and water stewardship; how corporates can improve supply chain resilience through access to water, sanitation and hygiene; and why your company should sign the WBCSD WASH Pledge. You can also check out best practice case studies as part of our Business Guide to circular water management. If you would like to meet with us in Stockholm, get in touch!

Creating tomorrow

The Sustainable Lifestyles cluster recently launched its newsletter, Creating Tomorrow, offering sustainable business fresh perspectives on understanding and challenging today, to help better shape the future. The first edition explores how quickly the future seems to be arriving these days, and offers examples of forward-thinking companies both preparing for and delivering tomorrow’s world. Check out how they’re Creating Tomorrow!

Business Cases to the Circular Economy

The circular economy is a $4.5 trillion opportunity. To make the most of this, companies need to know how the circular economy will impact their business as well as the different opportunities it will present. Luckily, we are here to help! We have produced 8 Business Cases to the Circular Economy, which businesses can use to implement circular economy practices across their operation. Check it out and help your business to become circular.

Doing business and doing good

Julian Hill-Landolt, our Director for Sustainable Lifestyles, is among 28 sustainability leaders, including Paul Polman (Unilever) and Virginie Helias (P&G), taking part in a free online sustainability summit. The Doing Business & Doing Good Summit will be showcasing how to use business to create a positive impact for a better – and sustainable – world. From 4 September, a new interview will be made available each day. You can sign up for the summit here.

Solutions in water and agriculture

Earlier this month, we released a deep-dive into solutions for water and agriculture – exploring lessons in water scarcity from the Indian perspective. These ten solutions deliver value to businesses and farming communities while paving the way to a more resilient future. What lessons can your company learn and implement in this space?

Accounting for greenhouse gas

GHG Protocol, a collaboration of WRI and WBCSD, has just released a brand-new website that will help progressive companies align with the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards. The new website includes full guidance on the world’s most widely used standard for corporate GHG measurement and reporting. Visit www.ghgprotocol.org and subscribe to the mailing list to stay updated.

Sustainability in action

JP Morgan Chase have put sustainability into action by rolling out plans to be fully reliant on renewable energy by 2020. They also aim to make $200 billion in clean-energy financing commitments by 2025 - the largest commitment by a global financial institution to date. In line with other WBCSD members, JP Morgan Chase are committed to creating solutions that protect the environment and grow the economy. Check out their new plans for more details.

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Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Energy | Environment | Supply Chain & the Circular Economy | Sustainable Development Goals | Water | World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) | World Water Week | agriculture | greenhouse gas