70% of respondents reported that water poses a substantial risk to their businesses, yet the lack of water management efforts by corporations are found to be lacking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - CSR Asia Summit 2015, the annual leading conference on corporate social responsibility in Asia, will be taking the lead to address one of the global developmental issues caused by climate change and rising sea levels – water crisis.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014 report ranked water crises1 as the third highest risk of concern to global development. Significant proportions of Asian coastal areas are highly vulnerable to flooding resulting from climate change and sea-level rise.
Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
Regulation Information: In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.
Will we choose to live in harmony with nature or separated from it?
Last weekend, I watched two movies. The first one, set in in the 1920’s, was about a female immigrant who came to New York City to build a new life. Instead of finding streets paved with gold, she encountered heartbreak and deception everywhere. The movie was grim and grimy, depicting the hardships of the era. As I watched, I remember thinking how grateful I am to be alive today, with all of our amenities, technological innovations, and medical advancements.
At AT&T, we’re all about using communications technology to improve people’s lives and help businesses — including our own — operate more sustainably. We connect millions of people every day, making everything more immediate, seamless and efficient.
And as we do these things, we also work hard to find new ways to reduce the energy, fuel and resources we use. Here’s how we’re helping create a more sustainable world:
Increasing droughts and water shortages are causing companies to pay more attention to their water use. Leaders like AT&T understand that proactively engaging in water conservation—including working with suppliers—can help mitigate its risks to water stress.