04 Jan '13, 10am

Top Sustainable Business Strategies from 2012

Top Sustainable Business Strategies from 2012

11. Food and Water: There was a lot more attention to how feeding the world in the future is increasingly a daunting challenge , as extreme weather exacerbated the production of food and increases food prices , and put greater pressure on smallholder farmers who comprise 50 percent of the malnourished . Attention grew on reducing the 40 percent of food (worth roughly $165 billion) in the U.S. that currently gets wasted . Interest in water escalated rapidly, with long-term projections that 45 percent of the expected worldwide GDP of $63 trillion in 2050 will be at risk because of business-as-usual practices for water management. Sustainable water strategies increasingly emphasize local solutions and working with stakeholders at the watershed level. Disclosures on water risks grew, but disclosure of water footprints continued to be slow. The value of water to U.S. industries...

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