Friday, January 21, 2011

WBCSD and BSR / The Business Case for Sustainable Water Management

For those of you in Washington DC, please plan to attend this event. RSVP details below.

The Business Case for Sustainable Water Management

Water has become a key strategic issue for leading global companies. While previously not a priority, water must now be tracked, assessed, reduced, and reused. Effective management of water issues is closely tied to the specifics of organizations and the regions in which they operate. The importance of this issue has been highlighted by the U.S. Security Exchange Commission’s decision requiring corporate disclosure of "climate risks," which in practice often manifest via water issues.

Join BSR and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for a panel discussion with leading companies to explore how they are building strategies—ranging from technical to financial—to manage the external impacts of water use on local watersheds and communities.

• Congressman Earl Blumenauer- Invited
• Jim Fuschetti, Managing Director, Office of Environmental Affairs, JP Morgan Chase
• Dan Bena, Director, Sustainable Development, Pepsico
• Mike Lloyd, Director, Global Environmental Strategies, Kimberly Clark Corporation
• Bjorn Von Euler, Director, Corporate Philanthropy, ITT Corporation
• Gena Leathers, Global Technology Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
• Joppe Cramwinckel, Water Program Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
• Linda Hwang, Research & Innovation, BSR, moderator

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Time: 4-5:45 p.m., Followed by Reception
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B340, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, D.C.

Cost: Free

This is a widely attended event

RSVP: To ((at)) wbcsd ((dot)) org by January 31, 2011. SPACE IS LIMITED

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Haiti Fund / Boston Foundation / January 21 deadline

“The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation was created in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake to provide support to human rights and reconstruction efforts in Haiti over the long-term.”

Those of you active with longterm WASH (and able/willing to pursue grants of $30k or below) might be interested in the Haiti Fund’s recent RFP.

From their website:

“The Haiti Fund has just released its next Request for Proposals which are due January 21, 2011. Please follow the below link for instructions on how to apply. Should you have any questions about your candidacy please contact Laura McConaghy at laura.mcconaghy (at) or call 617-338-2676.”

More details here:

Haiti Fund Request for Proposals