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Indra Nooyi Is Right About CSR — What It Means for Corporate Water Strategy

During my early days in sustainability consulting, the value proposition for sustainability was frequently framed as the “triple bottom line” and the “right thing to do.” My experience was that these value propositions gained very…

The California Oil Spill and How It Could Affect You

On October 1, 2021, a significant oil spill was discovered off the coast of central California. The oil slick, seen here via NASA Earth satellite imagery, might be months old, or even years old. 126,000 gallons of oil…

The True Costs of Lithium Extraction: A Grim Reality for EV Owners

Political turbulence in Afghanistan means the cost of lithium-ion batteries will skyrocket. The Taliban now controls one of the world’s largest lithium deposits. With the global demand for lithium (and lithium extraction) expected to grow 40 fold by 2040,…

What Grid Storage Investing Will Look Like — Post-COVID-19

There are two global markets that drive the demand for energy storage: stationary (old-school power) storage and electric vehicles (EVs). For the short term — through 2025, which is only four years out — energy storage deployment…

Guide to State Low-Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) and LCFS Credits

Low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS) are rules enacted by states to reduce carbon intensity (CI) in transportation fuels like gas and diesel. In layman’s terms, carbon intensity is the weight of carbon released into the environment per a…

A Roadmap to AI and Digital Transformation in Water (or Elsewhere)

Digital technology has transformed transportation, healthcare, education, energy, and entertainment. Those industries provide valuable lessons for the digital transformation we are now witnessing in the water sector, where we work. However, the realities of this…

We Need To Rethink ESG To Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation for All

The focus ESG frameworks place on climate change runs the risk that we fail to solve the problem of ensuring access to water and sanitation for all. We need to change the way ESG frameworks…

Tech and Innovation Offer Promise for the World’s Most Water-Challenged Regions

It is estimated that currently 844 million people live without clean water, and 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation, according to water.org. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the…

Vertical Farming Joins the Third Green Revolution Menu

We are now witnessing the emergence of one of the most significant trends of this century: vertical farming writes Will Sarni. We need an agricultural revolution The world population is expected to reach nearly 11…

The Water Footprint Versus the Water Handprint

Corporate water stewardship is dominated by water footprint strategies such as replenish, water neutral, water positive, etc. While carbon and climate strategies lend themselves to a strategy to become “neutral” or “positive” with respect to…