Business Agenda Forum
"There are alternative sources for energy. There are no alternatives to water."
Sustainable Development International, 2005
Virtually every industrial activity requires water. Water should be high on business agenda as all businesses depend on water. The likes of manufacturing, power-generation, food processing, agriculture, paper and drinks sectors are particularly water intensive. That's why water issues are of serious concerns to business.
The impact of water may not seem obvious to most businesses until the resources become scarce. In a rapidly changing world, there are now challenges of conserving what we have and overcoming the problems of water being too contaminated to consume. Although the planet's surface is covered with water, less than one and half percent of freshwater is safe for human consumption.
As water availability is the lifeblood to business, therefore the issue of water strategy as part of sustainable solutions becomes more and more important.
ACCA, together with the Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia (ICR Malaysia) and the Malaysia Association of Water (MWA) are proud to work together to organise a business agenda forum on "Business and Water: Should we be concerned?
The aim of the forum is
- To raise the importance of water on the business agenda
- To support the deepening of discussions of water impacts to business and discussion on possible solutions
- To formulate a business document that feature proposals, recommendation and actions for business
- To generate awareness on the link between water and business
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