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General Mills: Water Stewardship and the Evolution of Business Imperatives

For a food giant like General Mills, water stewardship and resource management isn't an option. It's a business imperative.
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How Nike Embraced CSR and Went From Villain to Hero

In the late 1990s, faced with overwhelming public anger, Nike accepted responsibility for poor working conditions in its supplier factories and vowed to…
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Electronics Industry Slow to Move the Needle on Water

With headline-making historic droughts in California, Taiwan and other parts of the world, there’s no denying our current global water crisis. Yet, when…
California's Santa Margarita Lake holds a fraction of its usual water supply due to the state's ongoing drought.

California’s Unexpected Water Conservation Leaders: Commercial Property Owners

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued a 25 percent water-use reduction mandate. One group that's not concerned: corporate property owners. Many corporations and…
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What We’ve Learned About Collective Action on Water Stewardship

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev explains how his organization partners with other organizations to innovate around water conservation.
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Most Companies Act Like Fresh Water is Limitless

A recent report by Ceres, entitled Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, looks at how the food sector is managing water risk -- and the news…
Sourcing more efficient barley is just one of the ways MillerCoors conserves water.

MillerCoors Sees the ROI in Conserving Water

Water conservation is a central component of MillerCoors' corporate responsibility strategy. But what's the business case? We spoke with Kim Marotta, the company's…
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Less Water, More Energy, More Problems

Water and energy are more closely tied together than you might realize, and the historic California drought is bringing this relationship to the…
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Artificial Turf and Your Ass Is Grass

Artificial turf is growing in popularity for sports facilities, primarily because of the promise of reduced maintenance costs, improved playability and increased durability.…
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Arctic Drilling Decision: Shell’s Chutzpah, Protesters’ Angst

The decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic “shows why we may never win the fight against climate…
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Why Sacred Places Should Matter, Even to Business Folks

The PR-push to proclaim national parks as “America’s Best Idea” missed an important historic fact: Sacred places are the oldest protected areas on…
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
The Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara, California, sits nearly empty in February 2014.

Sustainable Economic Solutions to California’s Drought

The obvious long-term solution is to reduce human pollution, which has generated the climate change that has intensified droughts in California and the…
U.S. power plants withdrew as much water as farms did and four times as much water as all Americans did in 2005, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

California’s Hidden Water Consumer: Power Plants

As California suffers through its fourth year of record drought and Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions for the first time in…
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Drought Forces Santa Barbara to Reactivate Desalination Plant

In response to a 3-year drought, the city of Santa Barbara is re-activating a seawater desalination plant that's been out of use for…