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How to Best Manage Corporate Water Risk

Water has a place on the risk agenda for every business, either as a direct operational issue or in the supply chain. And the risks continue to grow, be it too much or too little water, or water that’s too dirty or too expensive. Some leading companies are already changing … Read more »

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Cut Operating Expenses, Improve Employee Health, Safety with Advanced Sensors

Advanced sensors enable a host of smart technologies and are driving efficiency and environment, health and safety improvements across industries, from plastics recycling to water management and manufacturing. Some 35 percent of US manufacturers are currently collecting and using data generated by smart sensors to improve operating processes, according to … Read more »

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How to Improve Carbon Reporting

As corporate sustainability reporting continues to evolve, new analyses highlight what companies are — and aren’t — reporting to stakeholders. Despite increasing pressure on companies to reduce their carbon footprints as governments across the world commit to combat climate change, four out of 10 (41 percent) of the largest US … Read more »

Retailers’ Climate Change Efforts Lower Costs, Operational Risks

Retailers are ramping up their sustainability initiatives to lower costs and operational risks, in response to global warming and changing weather patterns, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Retail & Consumer Insights Climate Change report. As financial costs of climate change continue to mount, businesses are becoming leaner and smarter when considering the … Read more »

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3 Sustainability Trends to Improve Business Strategies

As companies seek ways to complement their business strategies with sustainability in 2015, PricewaterhouseCoopers has narrowed down three key trends that will be top of mind for executives in the coming year. They are: The potential of value chain improvements to help businesses increase resilience, reduce costs and attract consumers … Read more »

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‘Shale Effect’ Boosts Manufacturers’ Savings

The shale gas boom continues to be a boon to US manufacturing, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report that says the ongoing surge in shale gas production could bring manufacturers annual cost savings of $22.3 billion by 2030 and $34.1 billion in 2040. The “shale effect” will also create 930,000 manufacturing … Read more »

Global Economy Facing Environment, Sustainability Skills Deficit

By 2020 the world economy could be facing a skills deficit driven by mega-trends such as population growth, increasing demand for natural resources, and soaring costs of energy, coupled with the impacts of climate change and ecosystem degradation, according to a report by the Institute of Environmental Management & Awareness. … Read more »

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Chemical Giants Publish Environmental Footprint Guide

Major chemical companies including AkzoNobel, BASF and Eastman Chemical, working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have published a guide to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders use more sustainable products. The guide, Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of a collaboration between leading chemical … Read more »

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CEO Water Mandate Releases Water Disclosure Guidelines

The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative has released the finalized Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines — a common approach for companies to disclose the many elements of their corporate water management practice to key stakeholders. The Guidelines are available as a PDF report and web-based tool. The Guidelines — … Read more »