A Business Sustainability Framework for Understanding Water Stewardship through Shared Value

Nov 6, 2017 10:10 AM ET

The Business and Societal Case for Corporate Water Stewardship

While many companies are already engaging with climate change and an array of other environmental issues, water is quickly emerging as an impactful driver of both business risk and opportunity in the 21st century. Water is a critical input for many supply chains, providing energy and both direct and indirect materials for production as well as giving life to essential natural resources beyond the company gates.

With pressures on both global water supply and demand continuing to grow, proactively addressing risks and opportunities related to water is increasingly becoming a vital business strategy.

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By: Dan Mitler, M.S., Devan Rostorfer, M.S. and Keely Ledbetter, M.S.
Advisors: Erb Managing Director, Terry Nelidov and SEAS Associate Professor, Rebecca Hardin