How FedEx, Caesars, American Water Tackle Energy and Water Woes

Mar 25, 2014 6:00 PM ET

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By Jennifer Gerholdt Published March 21, 2014   Energy and water are essential for economic development, food and agriculture production, global security and social-wellbeing. The United Nations predicts that by 2030, the world will need at least 30 percent more water, 45 percent more energy and 50 percent more food. This challenge will be exacerbated by a climate change, an increasingly prosperous middle class, urbanization and demographic shifts from rural to urban centers, which will to put even more pressure on our finite natural resources.

The good news is many forward-thinking companies are leading the way in solving energy and water challenges to ensure a more secure and prosperous energy and water future that delivers business, environmental, and social benefits.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has just released its annual environment publication, "Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector" (PDF). Comprised of more than 25 success stories from the business community, the report showcases how many of the world's leading companies are tackling pressing energy and water challenges in their operations and throughout their supply chains. They are driving greater resource efficiencies and conservation, innovation, new tools and technologies, and strategic partnerships.

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