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Sustainable Food Trade Association Webinar Series

Worth its Weight in Water: Corporate Water Assessments & Context-Based Water Targets

December 7, 2017 at 10am PT / 1pm ET
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Inefficient water use, water scarcity, pollution, competition for water, climate change, and other water-related concerns affect companies in a number of different ways. And yet, it can be hard to know how to fairly assess your own impacts and water demand – beyond what comes out of the tap— and set water goals to advance and improve your sustainable water management.
Join SFTA’s webinar on December 7th, and speakers from the Pacific Institute and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to increase your ability to both comprehensively assess your direct and indirect water risks and impacts, and set targets for improvement.

The webinar will review the concept of corporate water stewardship, and introduce attendees to a water stewardship framework to guide their “good water citizenship.” The Framework, from the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, will review a four-step approach of understanding water use, assessing water risks and impacts, developing company strategy, and leveraging collective action across your value chain. Discussion will include how to consider your local watersheds as well as water policy in goal setting. Water risk tools used in this process – including WRI’s Aqueduct— will also be reviewed, and the corporate water strategy development process will be brought to life by a review of case studies of the process in action.


Tien ShiaoTien Shiao
Senior Research Associate
The Pacific Institute

Tien Shiao joined the Pacific Institute in 2016. She is a Senior Research Associate for the Corporate Sustainability team and has ten years of experience in corporate sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and water risk and stewardship.

Tien’s work focuses on innovative solutions for corporate water challenges, encompassing corporate disclosure frameworks and impact metrics. She also works on CEO Water Mandate projects such as the Business Action on Water and Climate (BAFWAC) and the water security process developed by the Sustainable Water Partnership as ways to scale up best practice on water stewardship around the world. Prior to Pacific Institute she worked for H&M’s sustainability program in Shanghai, WRI’s water program in DC, Yale’s entrepreneurship program in New Haven, and Battelle’s environmental restoration program in Columbus.
Paul ReigPaul Reig
Water Program Associate
World Resources Institute

Paul is an Associate with the Water Program and Business Center, and is responsible for guiding the design and development of WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas and managing WRI’s corporate engagement on water. Paul has worked with numerous companies in the food and beverage, oil & gas, consumer goods, and apparel sectors on water risk assessments and stewardship strategies. Paul is a published author and has been quoted in mainstream and specialist media on the topics of corporate water risk and stewardship, including in The Financial Times, CNN, the Guardian, Fortune, LA Times, The Oil & Gas Journal, and others.

Prior to joining WRI, Paul spent 4 years managing a wide range of watershed restoration projects throughout the US States of Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Paul also spent time in Latin America working on environmental and social impact assessments for international energy and mining companies.
Cost: Free for all attendees, including SFTA members and non-members.
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SFTA Members-Only: Uncovering SFTA Programs and Projects

November 14, 2017 at 10am PT / 1pm ET
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SFTA invites its members to attend this webinar to hear about the progress on programs and projects this year. The results of the member survey will be presented, as well as updates on the Climate Collaborative project. Learn about the new SFTA Sustainability Snapshot, how you can use it to measure your company against other SFTA members in your sector. Also, we will provide a sneak-peek into the new, accessible, and relevant information on the Member Resources pages on the SFTA website. There will be time for questions, and your feedback.

Cost: Free
Note: This event is open to SFTA Members Only.