By Jason Morrison, in GreenBiz:
“Can business help achieve water-related sustainability goals in a post-2015 world? The answer is an emphatic “yes.”
In fact, the private sector accounts for the majority of global water use, when including both industrial use and agriculture-based supply chains. One could argue that achieving such goals without direct business involvement and support would be near impossible.
The good news is that many in the business community share an interest in achieving more sustainable water management, as there’s a growing understanding within companies that such an outcome is perhaps the most viable long-term strategy for addressing water-related business risk.
To the degree to which a comprehensive goal for water will be included in the post-2015 development agenda, this broadened perspective on water will resonate deeply with many private sector companies. Looking at the UN Millennium Development Goals, the focus for water was on access and sanitation to meet basic human needs, which is arguably only tangentially related to direct business interests.”
Read the full post here.