Bottled water is a topic that always stirs conversation on TriplePundit. On the one hand, it is a ubiquitous and popular product with many practical uses from the mundane (quenching thirst on the go) to the life-saving (providing safe drinking water in a disaster). However, environmentalists justly criticize the bottled water industry for the amount of plastic waste it generates as well as advertising campaigns designed to put perfectly-safe tap water in a bad light. Regardless of how you feel, the bottled water industry provides a product that makes many lives more convenient, prevents water-borne illness in the developing world, employs thousands and represents billions of dollars in economic value.
We have teamed up with CSRWire again to present what may be our most interesting Twitter chat to date - a quest for creating shared value with Nestlé Waters North America. You can download Nestlé's detailed PDF on Shared Value here and learn about, among other things, the company's efforts to increase recycling rates in the US and striving toward zero waste.
On June 18th, we'll get into the details and provide you a chance to learn about NWNA’s sustainability strategy and discuss pressing topics like recycling for consumer packaging.
Where and When:
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m. EDT (10-11:15am Pacific) Twitter Hashtag: #sharedvalue
Register by dropping a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Twitter handle and any questions you have for Nestle Waters North America, and send out the following tweet (or similar):
Looking forward to a convo w/@NestleWatersNA @triplepundit & @csrwire on creating #SharedValue 06/18
Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit.
TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He also worked for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.