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Water/Economy: Michael Glade

  1. 1. Water and the Future of the Canadian Economy… A Business Perspective<br />Photo by: Geoffrey Whiteway<br />
  2. 2. Why are We Talking About Water?<br /><ul><li>Global Water Facts
  3. 3. 97-2-1
  4. 4. Over 1 Billion don’t have access to clean drinking water
  5. 5. 2/3’s of the world population suffers from water shortages
  6. 6. Molson Coors’ Circle of Blue/Globescan Survey
  7. 7. Water was Number One Environmental Concern Globally
  8. 8. Concerns Transcended Local Circumstances
  9. 9. Governments Most Responsible, Corporations Expected to Play a Role
  10. 10. Specific to Canada
  11. 11. 97% Agreed Important People have Access to Fresh Water
  12. 12. 94% Worry Fresh Water Shortages will Become Global Issue</li></li></ul><li>Why are We Talking About Water (Cont)?<br /><ul><li>Reporting and Awareness
  13. 13. Media
  14. 14. NGO’s
  15. 15. Academia and Research
  16. 16. Sustainability Reports
  17. 17. Blogs</li></li></ul><li>Percent of People who say they know a Lot/Fair Amount about Environmental Issues and Problems<br />Methodology Switch<br />In-person<br />Online<br />Source: gfk Roper Consulting <br />
  18. 18. More People Following the Environmental Records of Large Companies <br />Percent of people who say they follow the environmental records of large companies very/somewhat closely<br />Methodology Switch<br />In-person<br />Online<br />Source:gfk Roper Consulting <br />
  19. 19. A Sustainable Economy relies on Businesses that utilize Sustainable Resources – that the Local Communities Support.<br />
  20. 20. Molson Coors’ Water Heritage<br /><ul><li>Fresh Water is our PRIME Ingredient
  21. 21. Founders of our Breweries were Water </li></ul> Focused<br /><ul><li> John Molson - 1786 Banks of the St. Lawrence </li></ul> River in Montreal<br /><ul><li> Adolph Coors - 1873 Banks of Clear Creek in</li></ul> Colorado<br /><ul><li> William Bass – 1777 Burton-on-Trent for </li></ul> the “Burton Salts”<br /><ul><li>We focus on Cost, Innovation and Brands
  22. 22. We Care about our Communities</li></li></ul><li>What’s the Big Deal?<br /><ul><li> Direct Risk to:
  23. 23. Operations
  24. 24. Suppliers
  25. 25. Brands
  26. 26. Reputation
  27. 27. People</li></ul>HERE’S TO GOOD NATURE™<br />
  28. 28. What are we Doing to Minimize Risk?<br /><ul><li> Communication, Education and Engagement
  29. 29. Global Water Stewardship Strategy
  30. 30. Commitments from the highest levels
  31. 31. 3 – year achievable plan
  32. 32. Global to regional to brewery specific objectives </li></ul> and responsibilities<br />GLOBAL WATER STRATEGY Approved by Executive Leadership Team<br />DECEMBER 2009<br />
  33. 33. CEO Water Mandate<br />Watershed <br />& <br />Supply Chain<br />Direct Operations<br />Collective Action<br />Community <br />Engagement<br />Public Policy<br />Transparency<br />Key Strategic Principles<br />Be good stewards of the drops we use. <br />(Direct Operations)<br />Be community minded about the ripples we leave. <br />(Supply Chain & Watershed)<br />Understand and educate others about emerging global water issues.<br />(Collective Action)<br />Engage with local stakeholders to promote sustainable fresh water for ourselves and others wherever we do business.<br />(Community Engagement)<br />Say what we’re doing and show others we’re doing it. <br />(Public Policy and Transparency) <br />
  34. 34. Water is a Local Issue!<br />Water Quality and Quantity<br />Upstream Users<br /><ul><li> Operations
  35. 35. Stormwater
  36. 36. Orphan Sites
  37. 37. Urban Development
  38. 38. Wildfires</li></ul>Water Demand Ratio<br />(WDR)<br />Brewery<br />Water Quality and Quantity<br />Downstream Users (Reuse)<br /><ul><li> Drinking Water
  39. 39. Agriculture
  40. 40. Recreation
  41. 41. Endangered Species</li></ul>Water Consumption Ratio<br />(WCR)<br />
  42. 42. Community Engagement<br />April - Month of Action<br />September - Water Stewardship <br />Month - Global!<br />
  43. 43. How do we Track Progress<br /><ul><li> Internal Scorekeeping, Reviews and Committee Assessments
  44. 44. External Independent Assessments</li></li></ul><li>“CDP Water Disclosure is an important new initiative as water issues are increasingly impacting companies’ ability to uphold competitive advantage <br />in many global industries.” <br />Marc Fox, GS SUSTAIN,<br />Goldman, Sachs & Co <br />CDP WATER DISCLOSURE<br /><ul><li>Backed by 137 investor signatories with combined assets of $16 trillion
  45. 45. In 2010 targets 302 of the world’s largest companies from sectors that are water intensive or subject to water-related risk, but all companies are encouraged to respond
  46. 46. Questionnaire covers water management, risks, opportunities, linkages with carbon/energy, and water accounting</li></ul>Lead Sponsors:<br />CDP Water Disclosure <br />
  47. 47. Water and the Canadian Economy?<br /><ul><li> Existing Business
  48. 48. Stakeholder Engagement
  49. 49. Disclosures & Public Policy
  50. 50. Expectations
  51. 51. Start the Conversations Now
  52. 52. New Business
  53. 53. Investors Care and Will Influence Decisions
  54. 54. Prepared for Possible Influx of Business?
  55. 55. Water Risk and Scarcity Factors
  56. 56. Positive? </li></li></ul><li>Public Policy Discussions<br /><ul><li> More than just Legislation and Regulation
  57. 57. Water Management
  58. 58. Infrastructure and Operations
  59. 59. Environmental Protection
  60. 60. Emerging Technologies and Research
  61. 61. Where are you at, where do you want to be?
  62. 62. Communication, Education, Engagement
  63. 63. All Stakeholders
  64. 64. Locally Relevant</li></li></ul><li>Keys to Success/Recommendations<br /><ul><li> Turn Global Lessons into Local Solutions
  65. 65. Leverage Those That Have Gone Before
  66. 66. Work with those that you even don’t like
  67. 67. Create Realistic Strategies and Policies
  68. 68. Supported from the Top
  69. 69. More Than Just Water Demand Ratios
  70. 70. Communication, Communication, Communication
  71. 71. Internal and External
  72. 72. Proactive versus Reactive
  73. 73. Watch out for Redundancy “do-loops”
  74. 74. Find Canada’s Water Sustainability “Sweet-Spot”</li></li></ul><li>Photo by: Geoffrey Whiteway<br />“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.” <br />– Mark Twain<br />Thank you!<br />

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