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Follow the growing amount of collaborative work — cross-functional, cross-sector, pre-competitive and more — bringing about massive, disruptive, needed shifts to business as usual.

Report: Collaboration Key to Achieving Sustainable Water Management

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development this week released a report calling for businesses to adopt a more holistic watershed approach to water use that considers up and downstream interactions, direct and indirect impacts and local environmental needs.

Sierra Nevada Joins Craft Brewer Coalition To Safeguard Clean Water Sources

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and two dozen other craft brewers have partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to support strong clean water policies.

UN-Backed Initiative Uses Market-Based Approach To Fight Global Poverty

The UN-supported anti-poverty program Business Call to Action (BCtA) recently announced a new set of commitments to provide income-earning opportunities and expand access to services such as mobile technology and micro-insurance to disadvantaged populations in Africa and Asia.

Is Collaboration Just a Trendy Word?

This post first appeared on Realized Worth on February 11, 2013.

Chevron, Shell Join Environmentalists To Regulate Fracking Standards

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. A group of energy companies, philanthropic foundations and environmental groups have formed a new organization providing shale gas producers with performance standards certification for shale development.

NGOs Collaborate on Practitioner's Guide for Sustainable Sourcing of Agricultural Raw Materials

Seven global organizations are jointly launching today the world’s first practitioner’s guide to sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials. The guide is an open-source innovation tool that captures best practices and experiences from global corporations within a strategic, business logic-focused framework; the goal is to empower managers by providing a user-friendly, step-by-step roadmap to building and rolling out sustainable agriculture sourcing strategies effectively.

Coors, ASDA Partner With Sustainable Farming Initiative To Advance Water Conservation

Molson Coors Brewing Company and British supermarket ASDA have joined with UK-based group Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) to introduce a program to help farmers manage water resources more sustainably.

WWF, H&M Partner on Comprehensive Water-Conservation Strategy

During 2012, fashion brand and retailer H&M and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) performed an evaluation of H&M's efforts and challenges in connection with water. This year the two organizations will work together to implement a comprehensive global water strategy, which includes educating employees, suppliers and customers.

Tata, Unilever Launch Tea 2030 Project

Tata Global Beverages, Unilever, Yorkshire Tea and Finlays have joined a coalition of businesses and organizations to address sustainability issues within the tea industry.

Virgin Hotels, Ritz-Carlton Join Industry Initiative To Bottle, Sell Water

Several hospitality and tourism brands have joined an initiative to bottle and sell their own water and contribute 10 percent of the proceeds to the WHOLE WORLD Water Fund, which benefits clean and safe water programs around the world.

Ford, Whirlpool, SunPower Collaboration Envisions 60% Reduction in Home Energy Costs

Ford announced a strategic collaboration that aims to demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and carbon footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle and solar power to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.